Bring out the barbie! Bank Holiday's a hot tip


Britons can look forward to barbecue weather for the Bank Holiday as last week's warm spell continues.

Temperatures will peak at 23C on Monday in time for the second day of the Notting Hill Carnival before creeping to 25C on Tuesday.

By Friday, the weather could have turned however.

Hurricane Gaston is brewing in the far west of the Atlantic and moving towards the UK.

On Monday it will be warmest in London. Despite it being cooler than some of the scorching temperatures from last week, little wind means it will feel warm.

Western Scotland and Northern Ireland will see a little rain and some wind.

For most people Tuesday will be sunny and warm again though the far west of Wales and England might see some showers.

On Wednesday and Thursday there might be a little bit of rain but it will be largely dry and warm.

Met Office operational meteorologist Martin Bowles said: "Monday is looking like a good day.

"Most people are going to have dry weather with plenty of sunshine conducive to enjoying the Bank Holiday outside.

"The rest of the week is also looking quite good.

"Hurricane Gaston's exact track or even approximate track is not really known at the moment.

"It is getting closer to us but it is unlikely to affect us.

"If it does, it will just feel like a wet and windy autumn day which is normal as meteorological autumn starts on September 1."