After a lacklustre August this year, with heavy rain and milder temperatures, many are hoping for a brief summer reprieve for the Bank Holiday weekend.
Forecasters say t is some hope of better weather in longer range forecasts with temperatures reaching the early to mid 20s.
However, the weather seems set to become more uncertain by the weekend, with incoming low pressure, shortly before the Bank Holiday which falls on Monday, August 30.
Met Office forecaster Aidan McGivern has warned that, despite temperatures rising at the beginning of the week, the weather over the Bank Holiday weekend remains uncertain due to this low pressure.
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He said: “It looks fairly likely that we’ll see a slow progression from west to east during the latter part of next week, with that high pressure gradually waning away to the north, losing its influence over the UK, and this low pressure starting to send rain or showers in from the west.
“And we’re talking Friday, Saturday for that to happen. So, increasingly likely that we’ll start to see rain bands turn up from the west as that low pressure starts to feed those in from the Atlantic.
“But at least a few days next week in which higher pressure will be in charge. Drier, with warm, sunny spells for a few days but it is unlikely to last into the following weekend, which of course, is bank holiday weekend.
“Having said that, it doesn’t look at the moment like t’s a signal for the weather to become as wet as it looks this weekend.”
Welsh forecaster Derek Brockway says: “Next week, we’ve got high pressure taking control. That’s going to settle our weather down, and it’s going to turn more summer-like at long last.
“Temperatures generally rising into the low 20s, but one or two spots could reach 24 or maybe 25 celsius.”
The Met Office long range forecast for August 26 to September 4 says: “The last week in August and into September is likely to be dominated by high pressure bringing fine and settled weather to the UK. This will bring variable amounts of cloud, spells of sunshine and mainly light winds but also some fog patches by night, which readily clear away during early morning.
“It looks increasingly likely that these settled conditions will persist through much of this period, with perhaps weak frontal systems bringing some light rain at times. Winds likely to be light to moderate for most, with breezier conditions towards the edge of the high pressure in the far south, w it may feel cooler.
“Temperatures are likely to be rather warm in the west initially, but later feeling rather warm more widely, especially with increasing amounts of sunshine.”
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Source: Wales Online