Record-breaking May Day Bank Holiday temperatures as UK sizzles hotter than Mexico
It's going to be seriously hot.
Britain looks set to experience its hottest ever May Day Bank Holiday today, with temperatures rocketing 10C above the average for this time of year.
According to forecasters, temperatures in London could reach up to 29C, meanwhile, the highs predicted in Mexico City are just 22C.
There's plenty of #bankholidaysunshine ☀️ around the UK for this #BankHolidayMonday and it's going to be a record breaker. There's a change on the way as we go through the week though, full details 👉 https://t.co/9n9oTQFHvZ pic.twitter.com/n3M8RfIWva
— Met Office (@metoffice) May 7, 2018
It looks increasingly likely today will be a record-breaker. On the first official May Bank Holiday in 1999 the thermometer peaked at 23.6C, and before that, in 1995, we hit 28.6C.
Met Office forecaster Gregg Dewhurst told JOE.co.uk: “We’re looking at highs of 28C, possibly even 29C. The record for a May Bank Holiday is 28.6C in 1995.
“The average for this time of years is about 16, so we are about 10 degrees above average right now.
“High pressure is over the UK at the moment meaning the temperature just goes up and up and up.”