Weekend temperatures may hit record highs
A bank holiday heatwave could see record temperatures replace the wind and rain that has dogged August, the Met Office has said.
From today, south-easterly winds will draw warm air from Europe towards the UK, bringing rising temperatures along with dry and settled weather.
Chief meteorologist Steve Willington said this weekend would see "high temperatures, sunshine and light winds".
"By bank holiday Monday itself, temperatures will rise further with around 33C possible in the South East - which would set a new record for the coming bank holiday weekend."
The highest record temperature for the late August bank holiday weekend is 31.5C at Heathrow Airport in 2001.
The Northern Ireland record is 27C (80.6F), recorded in Knockaraven, Co Fermanagh in 2003.