Hull could be as hot as Ibiza and Corfu this Bank Holiday Monday

It feels like summer is finally here as people in Hull prepare for the hottest day of the year.

Weeks of heavy rainfall marred the easing of lockdown restrictions but people will get to enjoy the great outdoors and a pint in beer gardens under the searing heat this Bank Holiday Monday.

The Met Office has predicted that the UK could potentially face its hottest day of the year with temperatures possibly hitting a high of 25C.

Forecasters predict that the maximum temperature in Hull could reach 23C which is similar to some of the most popular hot holiday destinations.

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Ibiza, Corfu, Malta and Santorini will experience temperatures between 22C and 24C and so will Libson, Rome and Barcelona, according to the Met Office.

“Fine, dry and sunny today,” is how the forecast for Hull reads on Bank Holiday Monday. “Low cloud and fog will retreat back to North Sea coastal areas, where it may linger all day in some spots.

“Feeling cool where low cloud lingers. Elsewhere, fine and dry with plenty of warm sunshine, especially inland. Light winds. Maximum temperature 23 °C.”

The UK’s hottest day of the year so far was recorded on March 30 in Kew Gardens in London where the temperature was 24.5C.

Tourists in Ibiza pre lockdown
Tourists in Ibiza pre lockdown
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Forecasters suggest that it could get hotter later this week.

“We could potentially get to the hottest day of the year,” said Becky Mitchell, a meteorologist from the Met Office.

She added: “That could go up to 27C (80.6F) in one or two spots by Wednesday, that is pretty warm for the time of year but not record breaking and not exceptional.

“It is just because of the weather we have been having that it will feel pretty warm.”

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