Summer’s coming back! Britain is to enjoy a balmy Bank Holiday

Summer’s coming back! Britain is to enjoy a balmy Bank Holiday as temperatures nudge 86F at the end of the month

  • Britons will be able to enjoy some suns over the Bank Holiday next weekend
  • The mercury could possibly touch a balmy 25C (77F) in London by Friday
  • However the forecast for Sunday and Monday is less certain and could be colder

By Miles Dilworth For The Daily Mail

Published: 01:34 BST, 19 August 2019 | Updated: 08:21 BST, 19 August 2019

It’s been a positively autumnal August, with parts of the country battered by heavy rain and strong winds – but summer could mount a comeback this week.

And Britons will be able to enjoy some sunshine over the Bank Holiday as temperatures creep up towards 30C (86F) by the end of the month.

Met Office forecaster Craig Snell predicted ‘something a little more summer-like’ for the first half of the Bank Holiday weekend, with the mercury possibly touching 25C (77F) in London by Friday.

Temperatures are set to creep up towards 30C (86F) by the end of the month with the mercury possibly touching 25C in London by Friday. Pictured is a wheat field in Oxfordshire on Sunday

But he warned that the forecast for Sunday and Monday was less certain, and said that the recent cool weather wasn’t finished just yet.

‘The week ahead will see a north-south split develop across the UK, but gradually the South will turn drier and sunnier,’ he said. 

‘Temperatures are still struggling for this time of year, at best reaching 23C (73F) in the South East. Factoring in the breeze it will feel cool for mid-August.

‘The Bank Holiday weekend will be warmer, but still cooler than it should be for this time of year.’ 

Former BBC and Met Office forecaster John Hammond, of weathertrending, predicted warmer weather for the end of the month.

‘Summer lurched from hot to cool and wet, but temperatures should be not far from 30C for some at the end of August.’

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