Britain is set for another potentially recording-breaking day of hot weather on bank holiday Monday.
Temperatures hit an August bank holiday all-time high of 92F at Heathrow on Sunday and the
It is expected to get even hotter today, with temperatures possibly soaring higher than they’ve ever been since records began in 1841.
The previous record for the highest mercury on an August 26 was 91F in Cromer, Norfolk, in 1864.
Sunseekers enjoyed a day out at the beach in Eastbourne yesterday as Britain endured record temperatures for an August bank holiday weekend yesterday, with the mercury set to soar again today
Plenty of people flocked to Cambridge to go punting on the River Cam yesterday and sit back and relax in sunshine
The Met Office said temperatures today will also be sweltering and more records could be broken in the south east
The sun will shine brightly across the UK today before cloud and rain moves in during the middle of the week
Met Office meteorologist Craig Snell said: ‘All in all, if you like the sunshine and the hot weather, then it is going to be a good day.’
Mr Snell added: ‘Temperatures will be very similar to Sunday. We are likely to see something like 33C (92F).
‘There could be scope that the record could be nudged up, but either way, it is going to be a hot day across the UK.’
Early morning fog is set to lift to leave a sunny day, while some rain may reach the far North West later.
There is going to be plenty of sunshine across eastern and central parts of the UK, while it is set to be fresher in the North and West.
England fans at Headingly in Leeds were lucky not to pass out in the warm weather after watching their side keep the Ashes alive with an amazing win over Australia as the sun beat down on them
Temperatures could be in the low 20s in the West, Northern Ireland and the South.
The late summer sunshine, as a result of warm air being dragged up over the UK from France, comes at the end of what has been a wet and chilly month so far.
It comes after thousands of fans at a sold-out Headingly in Leeds baked in the sunshine over the weekend as England kept their Ashes hopes alive thanks to a scorching innings by Ben Stokes.
And hundreds of thousands of people enjoyed what is thought to be the hottest Notting Hill Carnival ever in west London.
Thousands enjoyed a very colourful party in the streets of Notting Hill in west London to enjoy the carnival celebrations in blistering heat
Performers dressed in bright colours and wearing wings filled the streets as part of the first day of Notting Hill Carnival, with more inventive outfits expected today
The previous best late August bank holiday temperatures before this weekend were 31.5C (88.7F) at Heathrow in 2001, 27.3C in Velindre, Powys, in Wales and 27C (80.6F) in Knockareven, Co Fermanagh, both in 2003, plus the 26.7C (80.06F) that was recorded in Aviemore, Invernesshire, in Scotland in 1984.
Wales enjoyed a record 28.6C in Hawarden on Sunday when the top temperature in Northern Ireland was 24.2C at Stormont Castle.
Scotland’s top temperature was the 28.4C recorded at Bishopton near Glasgow on Sunday. Monday is not a bank holiday in Scotland.