Kent set for hot May Day Bank Holiday

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Britain is set for a 25C Bank Holiday after a week where a month's worth of rain fell in a day in parts of the country.

According to forecasters we could see the mercury hit around 25 degrees Celsius next Monday, which would beat the record from 1999, when temperatures got up to 23.6 degrees.

This May bank holiday weekend could be the "hottest on record" - so do not forget to dust off your barbecues.

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'We'll see sunny spells and patchy clouds.

There is likely to be a good deal of cloud, but some warm sunny periods are expected to develop especially in midland and eastern areas early in the weekend but in western areas later as winds fall off light variable or northeasterly.

"Parts of Scotland and perhaps Northern Ireland will occasionally be cloudy with some rain, mainly in the west".

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He added: "It is going to be a fine Bank Holiday weekend, it looks to be very clear and quite bright, hovering at temperatures of up to 20 degrees in the south".

The Met Office tweeted: "It's warming up as we head through the week (and dare we say towards Bank Holiday weekend)".

And despite the United Kingdom waking up to a dry and chilly start for the past few days Meteorologist Sarah Kent said: 'For most people Tuesday is going to be a dry day with sunny spells - a very welcome change for those down in the south east, ' she added, revealing temperatures are set to rise into the low and mid teens across the UK.

Deputy chief meteorologist at the Met Office, Chris Bulmer, said he's not making any promises.

"Most places will be in the low 20s and we could see 25C in London and the south-east".

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