UK In For A Bank Holiday Scorcher, With High 20s 'Quite Possible'
Is there anything better than Mr Sunshine making an appearance on a bank holiday weekend? I hear a big, fat, resounding 'no' all around.
Well, we might be in for some luck because, according to the Met Office, the UK could experience temperatures 'above the high 20s'. What that does mean is that the earlier we get to a beer garden, the better.
Speaking to The Sun, Met Office forecaster Grahame Madge said: "The August Bank Holiday [Monday] record is 28.2°C and that will easily be challenged. Above the high 20s is quite possible in the odd spot. The high 20s are forecast reasonably widely.
"There is also a low chance of beating the overall August Bank Holiday weekend record of 31.5°C. The fine Bank Holiday weekend will provide a good opportunity for people to be outside after a very wet August." You can say that again, Grahame.
He continued: "It will turn progressively warmer through the week, with 26°C by Friday and temperatures climbing as a ridge of high pressure from the Azores influences all parts of the UK."
Can't help but think the high 20s would be optimum drinking temperature, anyway. What a belting bitta news.
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This all ties in with the news about the Asian super-storm that was believed to be on it's way to the UK.
According to Liam Dutton, weather presenter for Channel 4 News, Asia will be experiencing 'Tropical Storm Krosa' which was previously classified as a 'typhoon'.
It is believed that it will travel over Japan and towards far east Russia. Liam says that then it will 'bump into the jet stream high up in the atmosphere'.
A look at how a typhoon over Asia may bring summer weather back to the UK in around 10 days. pic.twitter.com/g0vQV5OCSc
- Liam Dutton - Weatherman (@liamdutton) August 13, 2019
In a video posted on his YouTube channel, he explains: "This will send a ripple eastwards along the jet stream, like what happens when you flick a skipping rope.
"If you look closely, you can see this ripple in the jet stream travel across the ocean to the US. The ripple then travels onwards to above the Atlantic Ocean, pushing the jet stream north of the UK."
He goes on to explain that if the jet stream moves north of the UK, it will bring high pressure which would, in turn, bring settled weather for the end of August.
People have been quick to respond to Liam's news, with one person writing: "Freakin happy days, sick of this August weather!" Another added: "Just in time for the Bank Holiday festivals like Notting Hill and Manchester Pride."
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