UK weather forecast: Record-breaking heatwave to scorch UK this bank holiday weekend

Met Office meteorologist Alex Deakin explained temperatures have been steadily rising this week. He explained that despite some cloud and small outbreaks of rain there will be a “late burst of summer” across the country. He said: “A burst of late summer warmth on the way on the way but first of all a reminder that autumn is just around the corner.

“It will be wet, to begin with, in the Western Isles and parts of the highlands.

“Although shetland starts dry that rain is heading northwards.

“Much of the mainland of Scotland will turn dry and down the eastern side of England through the Midlands we will see some sunshine.

“But across the far south in particular, yes some places waking up to sunshine but others waking up to fog.

“That fog could take a few hours to clear away so bear that in mind.

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“Once it is gone though much of southern England seeing sunshine.

“It will be brightening up in south Wales as well.

“It is always staying fairly cloudy through parts of Northern Ireland and southwest Scotland but for many, it is a dry and bright day with

“The main exception being Shetland where after a dry morning that rain does push northwards.”

The Met Office forecaster explained that it will be a considerably warmer day across the UK on Friday.

“Temperatures will be rising higher through the course of the weekend.

“More widely on Saturday into the low to mid-20s and it is this zone really across the East Midlands, eastern England where we see the highest temperatures this weekend.

“We could get close to 30 degrees on Saturday as that is where we will see the heat."

The trend of increasing temperatures over the weekend could result in this bank holiday Monday breaking records.

August Bank Holiday could smash record temperatures with 33C predicted, according to the Met Office.

If the mercury does rise to a sizzling 33C - it would see an August bank holiday five degrees hotter than the previous high set two years ago.

The current highest temperature on record for the UK is 28.2C at Holbeach, Lincolnshire in 2017.

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