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August bank holiday weather: Will it be hot?
8 August 2023, 15:43
Summer has been hit and miss in the UK in 2023 but what's the weather forecast for the August bank holiday? Here's the latest Met Office predictions.
With only a few weeks to go until we get to celebrate a three-day weekend, we're already looking forward to what the break has to offer, especially the prospect of hotter weather and no rain.
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What's the weather forecast for the August bank holiday weekend?
As the weekend is still a few weeks away, the Met Office has given a general weather overview for the period of August 23rd-September 6th.
Dismissing any hope of a heatwave, they forecast: "Conditions are likely to remain changeable towards the end of August and into early September. Some extended dry and settled spells are possible, but, overall, there is a slightly higher likelihood that conditions will be wetter than average during the period as opposed to drier.
"The potential for fleeting warm or hot spells exists, but in general, temperatures are likely to be around normal, or slightly warmer, for the time of year.
Despite it not looking too hopeful, as the weather forecast is long range, it leaves plenty of room to change.
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When is the August bank holiday and when are the remaining bank holidays this year?
The date falls on August 28th for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, however, if you live in Scotland, you would have enjoy the day off on the slightly earlier date of August 7th.
After this bank holiday, England, Wales and Northern Ireland have just two more days off while Scotland has three. They are:
- November 30 - St Andrew's Day (Scotland only)
- December 25 - Christmas Day
- December 26 - Boxing Day
England, Wales and Northern Ireland have a total of eight bank holidays a year.