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Weather for the long weekend

Many places will enjoy dry weather this weekend with temperatures also above average after a chilly August so far.

Although there will be a bit of a split in the weather over the coming days, much of England and Wales will see bright and dry conditions with sunny spells. Temperatures will reach the mid 20˚Cs across the south where it will feel quite warm with light winds.

Further north, Scotland, Northern Ireland and parts of northern England will see rain or showers at times, but there will also be some brightness, with the best chance of some sunshine during Saturday afternoon and during Sunday. Temperatures here are likely to be in the range of 17-21˚C.

Looking ahead to Monday, which is a Bank Holiday in all the home nations bar Scotland, Brent Walker, Deputy Chief Meteorologist said: “The weather will begin to change from the northwest during Bank Holiday Monday, with increasingly windy, cloudy and wet conditions spreading southeastwards and affecting most of Scotland and Northern Ireland.

“However, for England and Wales, although the breeze will pick up in the north, much of the day will probably be dry and bright with the best of the sunshine across southern and southeast England where it should again feel pleasantly warm with temperatures in the low to mid 20˚Cs.”

Our Bank Holiday weather forecast with Aidan McGivern has all the details you need:


Robin Barker is President of the Tourism Management Institute (TMI), he said: “Britain’s holiday destinations have more to do when the rain is falling than ever before, as well as when the sun is shining, with many planning their trips around forecasts.

“That’s why accurate Met Office weather forecasts are so important in helping visitors to make the most of their time, whether it’s a short break or a longer holiday”.


Whatever you’ve got planned for the weekend, make sure you’ve got all the details for the weather in your area using our forecast pages and by following us on Twitter and Facebook, as well as using our mobile app which is available for iPhone from the App store and for Android from the Google Play store.

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