UK set to bask in soaring 22c temperatures over bank holiday weekend
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Brits are set for a bit of nice weather this upcoming bank holiday, with temperatures hitting 22C in some areas.
However, before we get too excited, the Met Office did warn that the UK is unlikely to hit ‘heatwave conditions’ but it’s still going to be warm enough to tempt me out to a beer garden - so what more can you ask for?
Met Office Chief Forecaster, Paul Gundersen, said: “The jet stream sitting to the north of the UK is holding unsettled weather systems at bay and allowing high pressure to dominate, bringing fine weather to the vast majority of the UK.
“The current position of the high-pressure means we will see a westerly air flow over the UK, a cooler direction than if air was being brought up from the south, and areas such as Spain or Africa.
"Therefore, we are not likely to reach heatwave conditions, but temperatures will still be warm reaching the low 20’s for many, particularly in the south west and southern Wales.”
While lots of us will enjoy the sunshine, some parts of the UK won’t be quite so lucky, with rain and cloud predicted.
According to ITV forecaster Becky Mantin: “There is a weak frontal system in the far north, which runs into a dominating area of high pressure, leading to some cloud and a few spots of rain.”
The cloudy conditions are set to mainly be across parts of Scotland on Sunday, but that weak frontal system is set to move on as we go into next week - meaning better weather.
But looking ahead to next week, which is half term for many families, the weather is set to remain pretty decent with the Met Office saying early indications show ‘dry, bright weather’ will continue.
Met Office Deputy Chief Forecaster, Steven Keates, said: “Next week is half term week for much of the country and there is as strong signal the high-pressure will continue to dominate our weather. It’s exact position over the UK will dictate the temperature, wind direction and weather patterns, however, indications are that the dry, bright weather is likely to continue for most with little in the way of rain throughout next week.”