Drier and brighter for the rest of the week

A sunny field

08 August 2012 - Forecasters at the Met Office are expecting a spell of settled weather through to the weekend, with warm temperatures and bright or sunny spells.

After several days of unsettled weather, high pressure is taking charge today bringing calmer weather, more sunshine and temperatures in the mid-20s Celsius. These conditions should last into the start of the weekend with a chance of a few showers developing by Sunday.

Met Office Chief Forecaster Eddy Carroll said: "We are heading towards another spell of fine weather during the next few days with warm sunny spells for many, but may break down towards the end of the weekend"

Michelle Michael, co-owner of the Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare, said: "We are very much looking forward to another dry hot spell. The last one we had was during the first week of the school holidays - which coincided with the Grand Pier Air Show. I don't think I've ever seen so many people on the beach. I hope thousands of visitors will flock to the seaside and visit the Pier over the next few days".

The Met Office now provides a range of leisure forecasts that give specific information for beaches, bays and estuaries, national parks, and outdoor recreation centres all over the UK - so you can find a forecast for wherever you're heading.

The very latest weather forecast for the next few days can be found on our website and on our iPhone and Android apps.

Contact information

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Last updated: 9 August 2012