London weather forecast: Capital could bask in 30C heat on hottest ever August Bank Holiday

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Londoners could bask in temperatures of 30C on what may be the hottest late August Bank Holiday on record.

The capital is enjoying a spell of fine weather over the Bank Holiday weekend, with the mercury peaking at 25C on Sunday.

And as thousands of revellers make their way to Notting Hill Carnival for a second day of celebrations on Monday, the mercury will soar further still.

Currently Britain’s hottest temperature on record for the late August Bank Holiday is 28.3C in Cambridgeshire, set on August 27, 1990. 

Met forecaster Marco Petagna told the Standard: “Temperatures today are 25C or so in London and it has reached 26.2C in Fritton in Kent

“There is plenty of sunshine around as well.                            

“If anything it will be a warmer day tomorrow, 28 or 29C with a chance of it reaching 30C.

“Again there will be lots of sunshine tomorrow.”

However the weather is expected to take a turn for the worst on Tuesday, with clouds and rain replacing the scorching heat.

Mr Petagna added: “It will be more of a cloudier day on Tuesday, with chance of showers breaking out through the day.

“In the middle of the week there is a chance we will still see some rain at times, and it will generally cool off for a time.

“On Thursday and Friday it will be bright again with temperatures back up to 21C or so.”

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