Met Office • GettyMr McGivern detailed temperatures could reach 26C with figures even higher possible
The Met Office’s meteorologist Aidan McGivern declared conditions are set to turn “drier and warmer” as the working week transitions into the long weekend.
He explained: “It is going to turn drier and warmer and this early May bank holiday Monday is likely to be the warmest early May bank holiday Monday on record.
“Countrywide we are expecting drier and warmer weather over the next 10 days, high pressure will build in and the jet stream moving north.”
Mr McGivern detailed temperatures could reach 26C with figures even higher possible.
He iterated the previous record for the hottest early May bank holiday Monday was registered at 23.6C, a number that looks set to be topped significantly.
The meteorologist went on: “But of course this is the UK, things are not that straightforward.
“It is not going to be sunny everywhere all the time, there will be some low cloud, there will be some mist and fog and especially in the north of Scotland there will be some rain.
“But there is a chance that if the jet stream draws humid air up from the continent that we will see some thunderstorms on bank holiday Monday, but that is a lower chance.
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“What is more likely is that the jet stream will drift just to the north of Britain and will allow most places across the UK a dry and bright bank holiday Monday.
“Temperatures could be 26C, possibly even warmer in the south and with only 23.6C to beat this would make it the warmest early May bank holiday Monday on record.
“So for much of the UK it is looking dry, warm and bright on bank holiday Monday but there is the outside chance that humidity will rise in the south and we will see some thunderstorms.”