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:

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Britain's best seaside hotels (according to TripAdvisor)
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And the good news is... August Bank Holiday set for a heatwave!

Sitting on the cliff path with lovely walks to both Ventnor and Sandown, the Hambldeon represents great value for money and tasty food, say reviewers. "Didn't want to leave - we'll definitely be back" says one. The hotel offers special walking breaks, escorted or unescorted. Visit hambledon-hotel.com.

With most of the bedrooms boasting beautiful sea views, La Haule "exceeds all expectations," says one reviewer. Highlightsinclude a beautiful sunken garden and an outdoor heated pool overlooking the St Aubin's Bay. "Classy, stylish, friendly, down to earth and awesome"  says one reviewer. Visit lahaulemanor.com.

The Cherwood  Hotel, just off the Esplanade, won both a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence and a Travellers Choice award last year. "We were made very welcome and can highly recommend." Visit cherwood-hotel.co.uk.

A small boutique hotel is a fully refurbished Victorian home with just three suites and five bedrooms. Ascot House is praised for "moving into the 21st century... unlike a lot of hotels in Torquay." Visit ascothousetorquay.co.uk

This hotel was a Tripadvisor Travellers Choice Winner for 2013, and is singled out for its service. "We loved it so much that we booked again for the next two years as it is a very popular hotel. You only have to stay here to see why," says one reviewer. Visit lauristoncourt.com.

This stylish boutique country house, nestled on the "idyllic" Exmoor coast, features ten cosy rooms, each with its own style and decor, offering an eclectic mix of contemporary and antique. The owners, Sam and Huw, "make hotel guests feel like old friends" say reviewers. Visit  oldrectoryhotel.co.uk

Meander up a cobbled lane from the beach to find this lovingly restored "island gem": think rustic simplicity, charm and friendly service. "The accommodation could only be described as superb," says one reviewer. Another described it as "An amazing hotel on an amazing island."

Visit Britain recently awarded the Elmdene five stars – and it also received an award for excellent breakfasts. It's 300m from the beach and boasts a lawned garden. With just six rooms, you'll need to book in advance. "Everything was great, the room the food and the service was possibly the best I have experienced from any hotel." Visit elmdenehotel.co.uk.

This seafront hotel has recently been refurbished, with highlights including a friendly bar and a sun lounge with sea views. It's described as "top class" and "immaculate" by Tripadvisor reviewers. 

A small hotel with a huge reputation, this Victorian seaside home which overlooks Llandudno's seaside promenade gets rave reviews all round. Sea view rooms are particularly recommended. Visit can-y-bae.com.

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