Stay cool! This could be the hottest May Day bank holiday ever

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Record-breaking temperatures have been reported as people across the United Kingdom enjoy a sizzling bank holiday Monday.

While it was hot in the North-East, it was positively sizzling elsewhere in the UK - Monday's high temperatures were predicted to soar to a sweltering 29C (84.2F) in parts of the South-East.

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The previous record was set in 1995 when temperatures peaked on the Saturday at 28.6C (83.4F).

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Martin Bowles of the Met Office said: "Scotland won't be as warm as down south, where we expect 28C (82F) in London or the south midlands, in places like Northampton".

"If we see things really warm up it's likely to mean millions more cars on the road, which is bound to cause queues on popular routes".

Hot conditions have been created by a mix of low pressure, light winds and consistent sunshine.

Credit Getty- a thunderstorm over London
Credit Getty- a thunderstorm over London

"It will be cooler around the south east in the mid to high twenties".

Charlie Powell from the Met Office told Metro: "We're looking at top temperatures of 27-28C, possibly 29C in and around London, but well above average for the time of the year".

Temperatures are expected to cool slightly from Tuesday as the warm jet stream moves diagonally south east across the United Kingdom and is replaced by cooler air.

"However, in north west Wales there is still a lot of cloud and sea fog, Aberdaron is low as 9.5C so not everyone in the United Kingdom is having a warm day".

If temperatures reach that level it will be the hottest in 40 years, according to Sky weather presenter Jo Edwards.

But forecasters warned the heatwave is not set to last, with the weather for the rest of the month described as "changeable".

A forecast on the Met Office website reads: "Bank Holiday Monday promises to be another very warm day, with plenty of sunshine".

He said temperatures will generally be above normal, but this will depend on whether it is a sunny day or a sunny wetter day.

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