Hot spell peaks as temperatures of up to 30c will smash the record for the hottest early May day bank Holiday!

The last few days have gradually seen temperatures on the rise with the peak of those expected later today.

The Met Office are expecting at least 28c to be reached in the London area with an outside chance 30c being reached.

The early May bank holiday was introduced in 1978 and the temperature has never topped the 28C mark.

This looks set to follow a trend this year after the Hottest April day since 1949 recorded followed by the warmest London Marathon we are now set to make it a hatrick for warm weather fans.

Many long range outputs suggest that this Summer will continue this theme with further records at risk of being surpassed.