UK weather forecast: 33C heatwave alert for ‘RECORD-BREAKING’ August Bank Holiday

Highs of 33C are predicted for areas of the UK on Bank Holiday Monday, if the bookies are to be believed. If this is the case, temperatures would smash the previous record for the August bank holiday Monday by a whopping 5C. The current highest temperature on record for an August Bank Holiday Monday is 28.2C at Holbeach, Lincolnshire.

The Met Office forecast is currently predicting a toasty Bank Holiday weekend.

Most of the weekend’s sunshine is set to beat down on the southern areas of the UK, with rain likely in parts of the north.

Met Office chief meteorologist Steve Willington said: “We’ve had a fairly wet and windy August so far, however that’s going to change this weekend as we see high temperatures, sunshine and light winds return.

“On Saturday and Sunday there’ll be plenty of sunshine across the country with temperatures reaching into the mid-20s Celsius for many – it’ll be warmest in southeastern parts where 30 Celsius is possible.

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“By Bank Holiday Monday itself temperatures will rise further with around 33 Celsius possible in the southeast – which would set a new record for the coming Bank Holiday weekend.”

The current Met Office forecast for Saturday to Monday says: “Mainly dry with warm sunny spells, particularly in the southeast where it will be feeling hot.

“Cloudier and cooler in the far northwest, with rain likely at times.”

Bookmakers are also confident we could be in for a hot weekend.

After a dismal few weeks, Ladbrokes have now slashed the odds on this month being the hottest August ever.

The bookies have cut odds from 6/1 to just 2/1 on this month being a record-breaker.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “We’re preparing for a scorching end to what might well be a record-breaking month.”

Weather forecasters have issued warnings to Brits to take care when the high temperatures peak.

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