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Scorching Bank Holiday weekend begins with sizzling temperatures on Friday

The blast of hot weather will see three days of sunny skies and sizzling temperatures which is forecast to reach highs of 25C

The sunshine comes as Brits enjoy a three-day weekend

Brits are set to sizzle in a scorching Bank Holiday weekend because of a ‘heat plume’ set to move up from Spain to the UK.

The blast of hot weather will see at least three days of sunny skies and sizzling temperatures which is forecast to reach highs of 25C.

After a washout summer that saw torrential rain for weeks Friday will see hot weather which will continue throughout the long weekend with drier weather and warmer temperatures.

The south west will see the most sunshine over the weekend, with areas including Dorset set to bask in highs of 25C, reports the Daily Star.



Beach hotspots are likely to be busy
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Greg Martin / Cornwall Live)




High temperatures were recorded on Thursday with parts of northern England and Scotland enjoying peaks that saw 27.2C recorded in Perthshire, Scotland.

The Met Office’s Alex Deakin said: “High pressure is bringing sunny skies and they will stick around for the rest of this week and into the weekend.”



The south west will see the hottest temperatures
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Today will begin with dry spells for most of the UK which will bask in the summer heat blast, and the sunshine is set to continue on Saturday.

While Sunday may appear cloudy, it’ll be a ‘fine’ and ‘dry’ day, before more sunny spells appear on Monday.



Most areas will see warner skies




Met Office forecaster Steven Keats told The Sun: “It is going to be warm and dry, so lovely weather to be out and about especially if you’re camping or going to the beach.

“You’ll want to be in a pub garden with an ice-cold beer, in a southeast-facing sunspot away from the breeze, and temperatures will feel even hotter.









“August has saved the best weather till last.

“Places such as Weymouth and Durdle Door in Dorset, East Wittering in West Sussex, and London have seen temperatures begin to rise again after a wetter-than-average August.”







UK Weather Forecast

Today:

Early fog and low cloud may persist in northwestern coastal areas but lifting inland. This leaves some cloudier zones with an isolated light shower but some warm sunny spells elsewhere. Feeling cool near breezier east coasts and in cloudier regions.

Tonight:

Dry with variable amounts of cloud for most regions. Thicker low cloud and fog for some NW coastal areas. Scattered showers in the far southeast. Chilly in the clearer areas.

Saturday:

Most areas dry with sunny spells and feeling warm by afternoon. Some eastern coasts cooler, the odd shower in the southeast. Low cloud and fog in coastal northwest UK.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Remaining fine and dry for most with the best of any sunshine and warmest temperatures in the west. Cloudier and cooler for eastern parts where it will be breezy



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