Sunday, May 6, 2018

Britain set for hottest ever early May bank holiday

Parts of Britain could enjoy the hottest early May bank holiday ever recorded on Monday with temperatures set to reach 28C.
People on the beach at Tynemouth in North Tyneside. The
sunniest place in Britain on Sunday was Boulmer in Northumberland. 
The forecast follows a high of 26.3C at Heathrow airport on Sunday, while the hottest days of the year were also recorded in Scotland where it reached 22.3C in Edinburgh and Northern Ireland where it was 20.8C in Katesbridge in County Down.

The south-east of England, East Anglia and the Midlands will again have the warmest weather on Monday. But the heat also brought the familiar bank holiday transport problems.

Southern Rail, which operates the mainline from London to Brighton, advised people not to travel on Sunday because engineering work meant the line was closed south of Gatwick airport.

Read Martin Farrer’s story from The Guardian - “Britain set for hottest ever early May bank holiday.”

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