THE high temperatures and sunshine enjoyed this record breaking August Bank Holiday should continue again at first on Tuesday, before fresher air arrives from the west later according to the Met Office.

A Record high for the late August bank holiday weekend temperature for Wales was set on Saturday.

Gogerddan, near Aberystwyth, recorded 28.8C (83.8F), the Met Office has recorded.

The previous record was 27.3C (81.1F) at Velindre, Powys, in 2013. The country's highest temperature on record is 35.2C (95.36F) recorded at Harwarden Bridge, Flintshire, on August 2, 1990.

Temperatures reached 33.3˚C in Heathrow on Sunday (yesterday) setting a new record for the highest temperature recorded over the late August Bank Holiday weekend.

Chief Meteorologist, Steve Willington said: “It’ll stay hot and sunny across eastern and southeastern parts over the next few days, with temperatures potentially reaching 34˚C on Tuesday. Elsewhere in the UK it’ll be warm but turning cloudier from Tuesday with the chance of some showery rain across western parts.

“The heat could also trigger some thunderstorms and heavy showers across parts of the country on Tuesday.”

Discussing how long the warm weather will last, Steve continued: “It’ll turn cooler and more unsettled across Northern Ireland and the far west from Wednesday, before this fresher air spreads across the rest of the country by Thursday.”

The UK was hit by a heat wave at the end of July, as temperatures hit 38.1C (100.6F) in Cambridge.