Merseyside bakes in temperatures hotter than Mexico – but the warm weather won’t last

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The UK has not only been hotter than Mexico, the country has just had its hottest early May bank Holiday EVER.

It only took until 11am for temperatures to reach 24.2C and beat the previous high of 23.6C set in Hampshire on 3rd May 1999.

Sun worshippers flocked to beaches right across Merseyside packing out car parks.

Liverpool pier head was busy with people queuing for ice cream as people made the most of the weather.

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However, there’s bad news, the warm weather that we are currently being treated to won’t last.

After the Bank Holiday, the weather begins to change as bands of cloud and rain push in from the Atlantic.

On Tuesday Merseyside can expected some wetter weather which could even include a rumble of thunder and a flash of lightning.

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By Wednesday it will be fresher everywhere with broken cloud and some sunshine, but further rain will batter the region overnight.

This rain will to leave a day of sunshine and scattered showers on Thursday and the rest of the week will be much cooler with further risks of showers.

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Andy Page, Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office said: “Most of us will continue to have blue skies and sunshine on Bank Holiday Monday, although parts of the far north and northwest of Scotland will be cloudier with the chance of some rain, and it will be misty and chilly around some Irish Sea coasts.

“It’ll be very warm again in the sunshine and we are expecting this to be the hottest early May Bank Holiday Monday on record; it’s also possible that temperatures today will make it the hottest early May Bank Holiday weekend on record.

“The sunshine and heat won’t last much longer though, with the high pressure area that has brought the fine conditions gradually giving way to fresher winds and showers from the Atlantic over the next couple of days.”

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