And the good news is... August Bank Holiday set for a heatwave!

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And the good news is... August Bank Holiday set for a heatwave!
And the good news is... August Bank Holiday set for a heatwave!

Don't' pack the BBQs away just yet - there's going to be another mini heatwave just in time for the August Bank Holiday weekend, according to weather forecasters.

After an unsettled weekend, the UK weather will pick up from the middle of this week,
turning really hot for the Bank Holiday - possibly even reaching 30C by Saturday.

Jonathan Powell, forecaster for Vantage Weather Services, told the Express: "Highs of 86F are likely. Although there will be some blips where it will turn more unsettled, we are looking at a long run of hot weather."

There is reportedly a high pressure system settling over Britain, similar to the one that caused last month's prolonged heatwave.

According to the Mirror, Brian Gaze, of The Weather Outlook, is also predicting glorious sunshine. He said: "High pressure will build strongly and a spell of fine, warm weather is very likely for the last third of August, with a growing chance of a heatwave."

Weather expert Paul Stevens agreed the weather will warm up from next week, telling the Examiner: "The various forecast models do vary, but they all seem to indicate that we could be seeing a return to warmer and drier weather.

"By the middle of next week we could be looking at the possibility of a late summer heatwave.

"I don't think it will quite reach the temperatures of July, but it could be a very pleasant holiday weekend with a chance of a thundery shower."

VisitEngland spokeswoman Sarah Long said it was also good news for the tourism industry telling the Express and the Mirror: "A mini heatwave for the August Bank Holiday weekend and end to school summer holidays is fantastic news for tourism and a great boost.

"July's heatwave saw an increase in late bookings and we now expect another spike in last-minute bookings for the Bank Holiday."

It's the perfect time, then, to book one of these top UK seaside getaways: