Brits set for weekend hotter than Bahamas

This weekend Brits will be treated to temperatures reaching as high as 28C this weekend. If your thinking of getting away, you may need to think again. The UK will see temperatures today match those in the Bahamas and even parts of Australia.

The forecast suggest the hot weather is set to stay for the weekend, with many Brits heading for the coast to soak up the late summer sunshine.


York yesterday saw the hottest September 29 since 1895, when the mercury reached 27.8C.


According to the Met Office website, the outlook for Saturday through to Monday is ‘fine’.


It said: ‘Outbreaks of rain continuing across northern and western UK. England and Wales fine and very warm over the weekend, then turning cloudier and less warm. Breezier on Monday.’


This weekend will see temperatures sore more that 10C over the usual temperature for this time of year.


Paul Mott, meteorologist for MeteoGroup, the weather division of the Press Association, said: ‘We are still on for some exceptionally warm weather until Sunday.


‘Temperatures today will probably reach 28C over the London area. Central and eastern England could reach up to 27C, so it is very warm indeed.


‘That is a good 10C to 11C warmer than what we would expect for this time of year.’


Jersey saw the hottest weather for the UK yesterday, in St Helier – were it reached 27.3C.