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    THIS BANK HOLIDAY: Sun and storms for weekend


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    THIS BANK HOLIDAY: Sun and storms for weekend

    Post  Staff on Sat May 23, 2009 2:29 am

    SUN lovers will be donning shorts and t-shirts this bank holiday weekend with forecasters predicting the highest temperatures of the year so far.

    But people have been urged to enjoy the sun while it lasts, as the weather on Monday will be increasingly unsettled with some thunderstorms.

    MeteoGroup, the weather division of the Press Association, said some parts of southern England will see temperatures reach 23C (73F) on Sunday.

    This would surpass the current year-so-far record of 22.1C (72F) reached in East Malling, Kent, in mid-April.

    The forecast is good news for those spending the holiday at home but is also likely to lead to more congestion on the roads.

    Airport operator BAA has said 1.68 million passengers will pass through its seven UK airports up to bank holiday Monday.

    The AA has said that road journey times could increase by 50 per cent today when there is likely to be a third more traffic than normal on popular routes, with traffic building up from lunchtime.

    Those taking trains over the holiday will find dozens of engineering projects in place that will mean a number of companies having to put on buses instead of trains on some routes.

    The worst day on the railways is likely to be Sunday, when there are 38 separate engineering work projects taking place.

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