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Hottest day of the year set for Bank Holiday Monday

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: May 04, 2013

By JAMES BRINDLE

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BANK Holiday Monday is set to be a scorcher with temperatures topping 20 C for the first time this year.

Following a woeful winter which has seen spring practically delayed by a month, the sun has well and truly arrived in time for the bank holiday

Richard Jefferies, from Rosliston Weather Station, told the Mail the weekend’s forecast was looking good.

He said: “After the very late spring we have had things certainly seem to be looking up.

“Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday should be bright with sunny spells and the potential for temperatures to top 20 C on Monday.

“That would be the warmest day of the year so far.

“We got to 18.8 C on April 23 but we should see higher temperatures over the bank holiday.

“It will still be fairly cool at night and chilly in the mornings, which is to be expected.”

Burton and South Derbyshire is in the middle of a dry spell since the pre-Easter snow and Mr Jefferies said April was in fact one of the driest on record in the area.

He said: “Spring was about a month late this year so the warm weather will hopefully push things on.

“It looks reasonable this week with temperatures about average for the time of year.

“There is no way of predicting any further ahead than the next 10 days really to say if the summer will be a good one.

“However, after April last year being the wettest on record and this April being one of the driest, the law of averages suggest things could even themselves out.”

For further information about the weather in this area visit www.roslistonweather.weebly.com

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