Britain's steamiest ever August bank holiday as temperatures hit 91F TODAY

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Hotter than Hawaii! It's Britain's steamiest ever August bank holiday as temperatures hit 91F TODAY as the Met Office issues level three amber heatwave alert Met Office predicting 33C (91F) in South-East - beating previous 31.5C record Sales of beer, ice cream and burgers soared as mercury hit 29 Celsius yesterday People told to stay out of the sun in the middle of the day as Met Office extends a level-three Amber heatwave alert to south and east England

By Michael Powell for The Mail on Sunday

Published: 01:56 BST, 25 August 2019 | Updated: 01:58 BST, 25 August 2019

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Britain is on course to be hotter than Hawaii today with forecasters predicting a record-breaking heatwave this weekend.

Sales of beer, ice cream and burgers soared as the mercury hit 29 Celsius (84F) in London yesterday, with much of the country also basking in the high 20Cs.

And the Met Office said today could reach 33C (91F) in the South-East of England, which is hotter than the previous August bank holiday weekend record of 31.5C at Heathrow in 2001.

This means the UK will be hotter than Honolulu in Hawaii (32C), Miami (29C) and Mumbai (29C) today.

The Met Office said today could reach 33C (91F) in the South-East of England, which is hotter than the previous August bank holiday weekend record of 31.5C at Heathrow in 2001

The Met Office said today could reach 33C (91F) in the South-East of England, which is hotter than the previous August bank holiday weekend record of 31.5C at Heathrow in 2001

But as Britons basked in the sunshine and fired up barbecues, senior medics warned that hospitals could be 'full to bursting' by Monday evening, as the heatwave coincides with a day off for GPs and carers, leading to long waits at accident and emergency departments.

The Met Office told people to stay out of the sun in the middle of the day as it extended a level-three Amber heatwave alert to cover the South East, the East of England and the East Midlands.

The Met Office told people to stay out of the sun in the middle of the day as it extended a level-three Amber heatwave alert to cover the South East, the East of England and the East Midlands

The Met Office told people to stay out of the sun in the middle of the day as it extended a level-three Amber heatwave alert to cover the South East, the East of England and the East Midlands

Forecaster Craig Snell said:

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