BBC Weather: August Bank Holiday weather blistering sunshine promised – but wellies first!

BBC Weather: August Bank Holiday weather blistering sunshine promised – but wellies first!

BBC Weather presenter Tomasz Schafernaker explained showers were expected due to the low pressure across the UK as it moves towards Scandinavia. Fo

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BBC Weather presenter Tomasz Schafernaker explained showers were expected due to the low pressure across the UK as it moves towards Scandinavia. Following this, the temperatures are expected to rise next week resulting in scorching heat for the bank holiday weekend. He said: “This is the low pressure that has been driving our weather for the last couple of days.

“It is still here, it is still bringing showers, it still doesn’t feel like summer particularly.

“These are the showers that across western Scotland and Northern Ireland, in the south we have had the rain, the rain wasn’t very heavy earlier on just spits and spots.

“By the time we get to the afternoon, I think all latter parts of the afternoon, the sun will be out.

“You are most likely to catch showers today in northwestern parts of England, western Scotland and Northern Ireland.”

He added that it would be high of 16 degrees Celsius (61 F) in the north while the south will see the hottest temperature of 21C (70 F).

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The Met Office have also forecasted that these temperatures will continue to rise next week for balmy temperatures shy of 90F (30C) for the bank holiday weekend.

Recently the UK has been plagued by 60mph gusts, torrential downpours, a months’ rain in more than one 48-hour period and plunging temperatures many would not expect for summer.

High pressure from Spain will bring in subtropical air from the Azores, which will climb through England and Wales and up through to Northern Ireland and Scotland the day after, the Met Office reports.

Met Office forecaster John Hammond said temperatures could possibly exceed 30C.

He said: “There will be a crucial change in the wind direction as we head over the next few days.

“Rather than the air coming out of the northwest, we will start to see these winds to come in out of the south-west.

“That is a warmer direction and a sign that the atmosphere is changing gear perhaps high pressure is starting to build in from the south.

“The indication at the moment at least the computer is suggesting temperatures will be creeping up.

“So if we look at London, a steady 21C then 23C by midweek and possibly high 20s by Friday and the weekend.”

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