There is an outside chance that new regional records will be broken for sunshine in May across some southern parts of the UK. It’s a tall order because May 1989 was an exceptionally sunny month in eastern England that year. The value for the whole of the UK for May is being held back by a comparatively cloudy month across northwestern parts and looks under no threat. This comes after April became the sunniest across the UK since 1929, with eight out of ten UK regional areas reporting new records. Here are the totals up to yesterday.