IT IS going to be another hot and possibly recording-breaking day of temperatures on Bank Holiday Monday.

Temperatures hit an August bank holiday high of 33.3C (92F) at Heathrow on Sunday and sunseekers can expect more of the same with a hot start to the week.

Temperatures in the West Country are expected to reach highs of 28 degrees but it will not be as hot as other places in the UK, with some areas predicted temperatures of 31 degrees Celsius.

The late summer sunshine, as a result of warm air being dragged up over the UK from France, comes at the end of what has been a wet and chilly month so far.

Met Office meteorologist Craig Snell said: "All in all, if you like the sunshine and the hot weather, then it is going to be a good day."

The previous best late August bank holiday temperatures before this weekend were 31.5C (88.7F) at Heathrow in 2001, 27.3C in Velindre, Powys, in Wales and 27C (80.6F) in Knockareven, Co Fermanagh, both in 2003, plus the 26.7C (80.06F) that was recorded in Aviemore, Invernesshire, in Scotland in 1984.

Mr Snell said: "Temperatures will be very similar to Sunday. We are likely to see something like 33C.

"There could be scope that the record could be nudged up, but either way, it is going to be a hot day across the UK."