BRITAIN is set to be hotter than Bermuda on Bank Holiday Monday with temperatures hitting 26C.
A 400-mile wide “subtropical surge” is due to hit which could mean beaches up and down the country could be packed despite lockdown warnings to stay away.
A weather map showed subtropical heat arriving from the Azores as the Met Office forecast 26C temperatures and sunny weather.
The Met office says the movement of the jet stream is playing a big part in the weekend’s weather.
Britain is expected to be hotter than 24C holiday island Bermuda, off the east coast of the US.
Bank Holiday Monday will be warm and mostly fine for southern areas.
Brits though are still being warned to stay away from beaches and beauty spots and to continue to keep to social distancing rules even as the sunnier weather continues.
Bookies are predicting the May Spring Bank Holiday will be the hottest on record for 98 years with the mercury hitting 30C.
The soaring temperatures are set to continue through the week as well and things are expected to get hotter still.
25C-plus highs are due every day through the week, with nudging the 28.2C hottest day of the year expected by Wednesday and again at the weekend, The Weather Outlook said.
Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna said: “Dramatic weather changes saw heat before the weekend followed by a deepening storm not common even in winter, then a resurgence of high pressure.”
“More dry, warm and sunny weather is ahead.” The Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze said: “It’s a Bank Holiday sizzle and 28C could be seen by Wednesday and later in the week.”
Ex-BBC and Met Office forecaster John Hammond of weathertrending said: “Heat will build again, but it’s been wild in the North.”
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