BBC Weather: Brits to bake in 24C Bank Holiday heat – ‘Highest’ temperature this year

BBC Weather: Temperatures to hit 24C in UK parts on Bank Holiday

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BBC Breakfast weather presenter Carol Kirkwood said Britons will bake in sweltering 24C sunshine this Bank Holiday as the UK is due some of its hottest days of the year. London will see top temperatures 24 degrees while the rest of the country is expected to linger in the twenties. Warm nights for most as we head into Tuesday which will bring a scorching 25C for Liverpool, making it the hottest day of 2021. Temperatures will remain high, sunny and dry throughout the rest of the week.

Ms Kirkwood told viewers the Bank Holiday Monday will see “light southerly breezes” but as we go through the day all the clouds that we currently have across central and eastern England will “burn back towards the North Sea coastline.”

She added: “Inland through the course of the day we will see a bit more fair weather cloud develop.

“Turning the sunshine hazy at times but no more than that.”

But she warned UV levels are very high in the south over the Bank Holiday.

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Temperatures will be a sweltering 24 degrees in London, 23 in Birmingham, 23 in Liverpool, 22 in Glasgow and 21 in Norwich on Monday.

Kirkwood highlighted: “If it gets higher than 24.5 it will make it the warmest day of this year so far.

“It will be cooler along the North Sea coastline where we hang on to that low cloud.”

Looking ahead to Tuesday, the presenter said: “Through this evening and overnight we see a return to all this low cloud, mist and fog coming in from the North Sea.”

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She added: “You can see how our weather front starts to advance a little bit more in towards western areas.”

But she said it is not going to be a cold night.

Kirkwood went on to say: “It will be a cloudy start inland on Tuesday before temperatures rocket to the highest they will be this year.”

Liverpool is expecting top temperatures of 25 degrees, 24 in London, 23  in Edinburgh, 23 in Birmingham and 20 in Plymouth.


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She explained: “We are expecting it to be the warmest day of the year so far.

“For most it will be a dry day, a sunny day.”

Kirkwood concluded: “As we head on into Wednesday, still a lot of dry weather around, still a lot of sunshine, a chance of some showers coming in from the south west.”

Wednesday will see highs of 26 in London, 25 in Liverpool, 24 in Cardiff, 22 in Glasgow, 17 in Newcastle and 16 in Aberdeen.

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