Merseyside could see one of the hottest late August Bank Holidays ever as heatwave temperatures on the way

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After a rather unsettled couple of weeks, it’s going to turn warm and sunny in time for Bank Holiday weekend.

From Friday winds will draw warm air from Europe towards the UK, bringing rising temperatures along with dry and settled weather.

Temperatures could reach over 30C in some areas of the UK making it the hottest late August Bank Holiday ever.

The current highest temperature on record for the UK during the Late Summer Bank holiday weekend is 31.5˚C recorded at Heathrow, London in 2001.

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On Merseyside temperatures will rise to the mid 20’s making it perfect weather to head to the beach or park.

Chief Meteorologist, Steve Willington said: “We’ve had a fairly wet and windy August so far, however that’s going to change this weekend as we see high temperatures, sunshine and light winds return.

On Saturday and Sunday there’ll be plenty of sunshine across the country with temperatures reaching into the mid-20s Celsius for many – it’ll be warmest in southeastern parts where 30 Celsius is possible.

“By Bank Holiday Monday itself temperatures will rise further with around 33 Celsius possible in the southeast – which would set a new record for the coming Bank Holiday weekend.”

With temperatures expected to be well above average for the time of year, heatwave thresholds will be met across many parts of the country. 

The Met Office has issued several heat health alerts in partnership with Public Health England.

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