Britain could be set for August’s hottest bank holiday ever with temperatures expected to reach up to 28C.
Parts of the UK could hit the late 20s in some parts on Sunday, which could break the record.
The fine weather is expected to reach Devon and Cornwall this weekend, although temperatures will not be as hot.
In Exeter, the Met Office is predicting temperatures between 22C-23C, with roughly the same for Plymouth and Truro at 21C.
The warmest August bank holiday Monday on record was in 2017, when a temperature of 28.2C was recorded, although bookmakers Betway think that next week could be hotter.
However, forecasters at netweather.tv are more cautious and have predicted highs of 27C in London on Monday, just below the record, The Mirror reports.
A spokesman for the website predicted warm weather for much of the country over the bank holiday weekend.
They said: “There are signs that parts of the UK could see some fine, warm and sunny weather.
“This looks more likely for England and inland Wales, but the far north-west of England joins Northern Ireland and Scotland with a higher risk of rain, more cloud and temperatures remaining in the high teens/ low 20s.
“For the rest of England and Wales temperatures could reach into the mid to high twenties.
“However, there is still a lot of uncertainty with the weekend forecast. High pressure is trying to build up from the south but low pressures and weather fronts continue to interrupt from the north-west.”
Betway is offering 2/1 odds on the August bank holiday being the hottest on record.
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Met Office five-day forecast for south west England:
After some early morning showers, there will be sunny spells through the day. A few showers will be possible in the west later this afternoon, but for many it will stay dry. Maximum temperature 21 °C.
Scattered showers will linger in the west, especially along the coast. Elsewhere it will stay dry, with plenty of clear spells. Minimum temperature 10 °C.
A few showers will linger along northern coasts but for many it will stay dry. It will be rather cloudy, with the best of the sunshine in the south. Maximum temperature 22 °C.
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Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:
There will be scattered showers on Thursday. However, Friday and Saturday will become mostly fine, dry and warmer. Overnight fog patches will be likely, with showers possible on Saturday.
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