Published On: Fri, Aug 23rd, 2019

UK weather forecast: Heatwave to melt Britain as bank holiday weekend commences | Weather | News

The Met Office has warned that hot temperatures will hit Britain this weekend as many will revel in the sunshine during the August bank holiday. Friday is set to start fairly foggy, with parts of the UK still experiencing some soggy patches. When the fog and last showery spells disappear, sunshine and clear skies will dominate the scene and follow right the way through the weekend. Met Office Meteorologist Alex Deakin said: “A burst of late summer warmth is on the way but first of all a reminder that Autumn is just around the corner.

“There will be some fog patches around on Friday morning across souther England, some of them rather dense as well.

“The opposite end of the UK is still fairly soggy, with the rain easing across northern Scotland.”

The cold start to the day won’t linger for long, with temperatures increasing by the early afternoon.

Light winds will make the day feel warmer, with temperatures in the south of England reaching 26C (79F).

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Mr Deakin said: “Friday evening is going to be a lovely evening if you have plans, with light winds and hazy sunshine.”

Going into Saturday morning the whole of the UK will be clear, with temperatures soaring from the get go.

Saturday will see the highest temperatures of the weekend, with temperatures set to reach a scorching 30C (86F).

Mr Deakin said: “The East Midlands and east of England are where we’ll see the highest temperatures this weekend.

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“We could get closed to 30C (86F) on Saturday – that’s where we’ll see the heat this weekend.”

Although Saturday will be the hottest, the weekend and following days will remain warm with hazy sunshine and only a few showers in isolated spots.

Several weather warnings, as well as health warnings, have been issued ahead of the heatwave.

Medics are urging the public to be extra aware of the risk of heat stroke, particularly with young babies and the elderly.

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