There’s some good news for Brits tired of opening their umbrellas over the Bank Holiday weekend – there might be one more hurrah of warmth and sun.
August has been a month marked by grey skies, thunderstorms and buckets of rain.
Surprise, surprise, forecasters from the Met Office and Net Weather say that the remainder of the long weekend won’t exactly be a ‘washout’ but not exactly sunny either.
‘This late August bank holiday weekend will have a normal mix of weather across the UK, but it will not be a washout, unlike a number of our weekends during July and early August,’ Net Weather said yesterday.
There will be sunny spells and showers in eastern and central England today. Expect thunder in eastern England especially, before fading later tonight into ‘clear spells’ with patches of mist and fog.
It’ll be cloudy in Northern Ireland for most of today as rain spreads from the west.
Independent forecaster Net Weather added: ‘Temperatures will be a little warmer than today’s in eastern England, reaching 20 to 22°C in most places but it will be cooler than today in western Scotland and in Northern Ireland, with highs between 14 and 16°C under the cloud and rain.’
Monday, meanwhile, will be generally drier with only the odd drizzle pushing eastward while clouds crawl through Scotland in the afternoon and evening.
Temperatures will be pushing about the same as Monday, between 20 to 22°C.
‘Often cloudy on Monday, with further outbreaks of light rain and drizzle across eastern areas at first. Elsewhere sunny spells soon developing with some isolated showers here and there,’ state meteorologists added.
However, according to weather maps from Net Weather seen by the Daily Express, September is shaping up to be a little different.
Between September 2 to September 6, Britain will be blasted with a toasty jet stream from the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe.
Temperatures are set to rise slightly above the monthly average of 17°C, with the mercury rising to 24°C in London, parts of East Anglia and the Midlands on September 2.
The following day, the heat will be cranked up to the same number in Leeds, Manchester and the wider north as well as in the south of England.
Wales and patches of Scotland will be a little cooler for those five days but still generally in the low 20s.
For those two days, the nation will be one degree hotter than it is slated to be in Barcelona, Spain, according to Net Weather and WX charts.
As planet-warming gases continue to inflame climate change, these kinds of temperatures may be what most Brits will be running out to grab their pumpkin-spiced lattes in for the years to come, scientists say.
The Met Office says in its long-range forecast from next Thursday up to September 24 that the rain will remain for the coming week.
‘Temperatures are likely to be near normal. Through the weekend, high pressure may build allowing a more settled interlude to develop for parts of the country,’ the national weather service said of the week ahead.
Overall, the Met Office says it’s uncertain what kind of temperatures and weather Britain will see in September.
‘As we head further through the month, there is slightly increased potential for high pressure to be centred close to the UK,’ it said.
‘This would bring an increased chance of generally more settled conditions developing, with more widespread drier spells.
‘Temperatures are more likely to trend above the seasonal average,’ the Met Office added.
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