The mild holiday will bring the warmest weather of the year so far. The mercury will be 25 ° C on Monday.
The British flocked to parks, beaches and pub gardens to soak up the long weekend sunshine after staying indoors for weeks due to a combination of heavy showers and Covid-19 restrictions.
Forecasters at the Met Office warned people to put on lots of sunscreen as the UV light will be high or very high.
Becky Mitchell, a Met Office meteorologist, said, “We could possibly hit the hottest day of the year, but definitely by tomorrow.”
The previous high of 24.5 ° C was recorded at Kew Gardens on March 30th.
“We will see highs of 75.2 ° F (24 ° C) on Sunday, most likely in parts of Wales and the Midlands as well as the north west of England. It is likely that we will see 76.1 ° F (24.5 ° C) to reach.”
“We expect highs of 25 ° C tomorrow, the warmest day of the year yet, and both today and tomorrow we will see temperatures in the low 20s in most of the UK, even northern Scotland.”
She continued: “The only exception is along the east coast – there are quite a few low clouds, fog and mist in the east coast areas and that will stay that way for the next few days, so highs between 12 ° C and 16 ° C (60.8F ) there – quite a bit lower than anywhere else. “
Ms. Mitchell said many places in the south-east, including London, broke on cloudy Sunday morning, but that was mostly gone by mid-morning.
While a nice bank holiday is a rarity, the temperatures in themselves aren’t uncommon for the time of year as the mercury usually sits in old age and low 20 years of age by the end of May.
Ms. Mitchell said, “This could go up to 27 ° C in a spot or two by Wednesday, which is pretty warm for the time of year, but not record breaking and not exceptional.”
“Just because of the weather we had, it’s going to feel pretty warm,” she said.
May was the fourth wettest in the UK and the wettest in Wales.
Although some bookies offering 2/1 odds next month are the hottest June ever, Ms. Mitchell said there is currently nothing in the long-term forecast that would suggest it will.
“There aren’t any strong signals that it will be the warmest June ever. Temperatures will drop a bit by the end of next week and it won’t be as warm as of Thursday so there aren’t any strong signals although it’s a bit early to be said. “