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UK NewsHow long the warm weather will last after the hottest bank holiday weekend on record

18:35  25 august  2019
18:35  25 august  2019 Source:   walesonline.co.uk

Met Office predicts August bank holiday could be the hottest ever

Met Office predicts August bank holiday could be the hottest ever A heatwave is set to send temperatures soaring for the weekend

A new record has been set for the hottest late August bank holiday weekend in the UK after temperatures reached 31.6C (88.9F) at Heathrow. The Met Office announced the new record – the previous record of 31.5C was also set at Heathrow in 2001 – as Britain baked in sunshine, apart from

Forecasters are predicting that after another day of unseasonably warm weather on Tuesday, with temperatures reaching It will be a far cry from the sweltering bank holiday weekend , when a high of 28.7C was reached in Northolt, west London, on Monday afternoon, making it the hottest early May

It has officially been the hottest August bank holiday weekend on record in Wales with temperatures soaring to 29C.

That's because high pressure is bringing tropical continental air mass to the UK - including some much-needed warm air from France.

The previous record came when highs of 27.3C were recorded in Velindre, Powys, during the August bank holiday weekend of 2003. The average maximum temperature for Wales in August is 18.9C.

The truth about the bank holiday weekend heatwave according to the Met Office

The truth about the bank holiday weekend heatwave according to the Met Office But the weather is set to be nice for the Bank Holiday weekend with highs of 25°C

AFTER the hottest August Bank Holiday on record , UK weather is set to get even WARMER . Forecasters predict the mercury could soar to a whopping 30C as Britain enjoys a glorious Indian This comes after motorists suffered a miserable end to the long weekend with gridlocked traffic.

The hottest early May bank holiday weekend was in 1995 when temperatures hit 28.6C on the The Met Office forecaster Greg Dewhurst said: “We have smashed the warmest bank holiday Monday for early This weekend ’s hot conditions have been created by a mix of low pressure, light winds and

Explaining why this weekend has been so hot, Met Office meteorologist Craig Snell said: "High pressure centred over the Baltic is bringing a tropical continental air mass to the UK and this will continue to drag hot air northwards over the next couple of days."

He said the jet stream circulates the globe, separating cold Arctic air and warm tropical air, and the UK is currently to the south of the jet stream. High pressure and south easterly winds are bringing much warmer air from France.

Temperatures reached 30.7C in London on Saturday, while the hottest place in Wales was Gogerddan, Ceredigion , at 29C.

Another August bank holiday record was set as temperatures hit 31.6C in Heathrow. In Wales temperatures are expected to range from 21C in Harlech to 28C in Monmouth this afternoon, with UV levels high and pollen levels moderate.

August bank holiday 2019 weather: Record-breaking temperatures could soar to 33C in the south east

August bank holiday 2019 weather: Record-breaking temperatures could soar to 33C in the south east With warm weather on the cards for the long weekend, many people are expected to head for the coast or the countryside and motoring organisations have warned drivers to be prepared. August Bank Holiday Monday RAC spokesman Rod Dennis said: “With summer returning in time for the weekend for many of us, it’s going to mean millions of us take to the road for day trips and short breaks. By Bank Holiday Monday itself temperatures will rise further with around 33 Celsius possible in the southeast – which would set a new record for the coming Bank Holiday weekend.

BRITONS are set to bask in 30C this weekend as the UK is predicted to be scorched by the hottest Bank Holiday weekend on record following The bookmaker expects the 28.2C recorded on August 28, 2017 to be beaten next Monday as warm air from continental Europe wafts its way across the UK.

SCORCHING August Bank Holiday temperatures have prompted an urgent health warning instructing Brits to 'stay inside' this weekend . The current highest temperature on record for the August Bank Holiday Monday is 28.2C at Holbeach, Lincolnshire in 2017. But the hottest overall temperature

Tonight low cloud and fog along the coast are expected to move further inland as the night goes on, but forecasters say there will be some clear spells in the east, with temperatures dropping to 8C.

On Monday the low cloud and fog will clear inland, but may stay along the coasts. Otherwise it will stay dry and sunny with highs of 26C in Wales - while temperatures reach 33C in London.

How long the warm weather will last after the hottest bank holiday weekend on record © Met Office A temperature map for Monday

On Tuesday and Wednesday it will turn unsettled, with sunshine, showers and a risk of Sunshine.

But Thursday will be drier with a return to sunny spells - before returning to more unsettled weather on Friday.

The Met Office forecast explains: "It will become more unsettled on Friday, especially in the north.

"Occasionally heavy rain or showers will be likely here, with the risk of strong winds and it will feel rather cool for the time of year.

"The south may remain dry, especially in the southeast where temperatures will be above the seasonal average.

UK could be set for hottest August bank holiday weekend ever

UK could be set for hottest August bank holiday weekend ever The UK could be set to enjoy record-breaking August bank holiday temperatures of 33C (91.4F) after a wet and windy month, the Met Office has said. © Other The long weekend ahead will be perfect ice cream weather South-easterly winds are expected to draw warm air from Europe towards the UK from Friday, bringing rising temperatures along with dry and settled weather. Recording-breaking temperatures could be felt in the South East on Monday. The highest temperature for the late August bank holiday weekend is 31.5C (88.7F) at Heathrow Airport in 2001.

BRITS could bake in record -breaking temperatures this Bank Holiday weekend as a heatwave sweeps The current highest temperature on record for the August Bank Holiday Monday is 28.2C at “By Monday temperatures are likely to be lower than the weekend with the warmest weather

Predicted highs this weekend would smash UK record for late August bank holiday of 83F set in The warmer weather comes just in time for the long weekend after an appalling August that saw The RAC's Ben Aldous said: 'For many people, this coming weekend is the last chance to enjoy a

"Over the weekend, and into the start of September, it will probably be fairly unsettled nationwide.

"The heavier rain will be most likely in the northwest, with southeastern parts receiving the longest dry and sunny spells. However, there will be a risk of thundery showers breaking out across the southeast at times. Temperatures will vary around normal, with a possibility of further warm spells."

How hot has it been in my area and how hot is it due to get?

Aberystwyth

Saturday: 28C

Sunday: 20C

Monday: 19C Cloudy with sunny intervals by late morning

Bangor

Saturday: 26C

Sunday: 20C

Monday: 20C A sunny day

Bridgend

Saturday: 27C

Sunday: 21C

Monday: 21C  A sunny day, clouding over by the evening

How long the warm weather will last after the hottest bank holiday weekend on record © PA A kite surfer makes the most of the conditions

Cardiff

Saturday:  28C

Sunday:  24C

Monday:  23C A sunny day, turning cloudy by the evening

Cardigan

Saturday: 27C

Sunday: 21C

Monday: 20C A sunny day, turning cloudy by lunchtime

Merthyr Tydfil

Saturday: 27C

Sunday: 25C

Monday: 23C  A sunny day turning cloudy by the evening

How long the warm weather will last after the hottest bank holiday weekend on record © PA The sun rising over a hill

Newport

Saturday: 28C

Sunday: 24C

Monday: 23C  A cloudy start with sunny spells by late morning

Rhyl

Saturday: 21C

Sunday: 23C

Monday: 26C  Sunny spells throughout the day

Swansea

Saturday: 24C

Sunday: 21C

Monday: 21C  Sunny spells, turning cloudy by the evening

Tenby

Saturday: 26C

Sunday: 19C

Monday: 19C Sunny spells, turning cloudy by the evening

How long will the heatwave last?.
The Met Office gives their forecast

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