Chilly weather to last until Bank Holiday

August holiday weekend likely to be sunny after week of unsettled weather in Britain

uk weather to be chilly before august bank holiday

Britain is set to experience 'unsettled and cool conditions' until August Bank Holiday, weather forecasters have said.

The Met Office predicts a cool and windy start to next week, particularly in the north and north-east.

According to The Independent, parts of the UK, especially in the north-east, are expected to see rain. Scotland could also experience snow over its highest peaks.

The cold weather comes after hurricane Bertha brought a week of heavy downpours and extreme conditions to Britain.

Meteorologist Leon Brown at The Weather Channel tells AOL Travel that "next week temperatures will be four to five degrees below normal over the north and three degrees below normal in the south. Bands of showers will move southwards but clear and sunny skies are also expected between the showers."

Leon adds: "Temperatures over the highest mountain tops in Scotland will not be far from 0C so there may even be some sleet and snow mixed in the showers above 1000m. Some chilly nights are expected next week over the north of Britain. If winds drop out we could see local ground frosts with air temperatures dipping out to 1 or 2C in central Scotland."

But we can expect some respite for August Bank Holiday. Leon says "it currently looks like the weather will be cool but fine and dry on the Saturday and Sunday.

"There still remains a threat of rain spreading to the west during the Holiday Monday, but southern and eastern England less at risk and may stay fine and quite sunny with temperatures back up to normal."

While the Bank Holiday is likely to be sunny, the rest of the week looks more unsettled across the UK with rain spreading from the west, but temperatures will be back to near normal."

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