The August bank holiday is one we can all enjoy, with the summer months usually bringing some lovely barbecue weather.
But with the bank holiday on August 30 fast approaching, the Met Office has issued its long-range forecast for the weekend – and it’s not what most people will be hoping for.
The forecast covers the period from Wednesday, August 25 to Wednesday, September 8 and it suggests that Cambridgeshire could be caught in some rain and even thunderstorms.
In its forecast, the Met Office said: “Confidence is very low through this period. There are signs that the UK will continue to be under the influence of high pressure with settled weather more likely in the south. However, some spells of heavy rain and thunderstorms are possible at times.
“The north of the UK will probably remain changeable and often unsettled. Temperatures are likely to be overall near or slightly above average.”
As this is the long range forecast, the Met Office’s predictions could change over the weeks ahead but, for the time being, the outlook is looking wet and rainy.
During the week beginning August 15, Cambridge and the south of England are expected to enjoy some drier weather, however, the north is expected to be hit by showers.Commenting on the weather between August 15 and August 24, the Met Office added: “Moving into this period, showers or longer spells of rain are more likely across the north and west on Sunday and Monday where it may also be breezy. Drier weather is also more likely across the southeast.
“Moving further into next week and for the rest of the period, high pressure may become more dominant with many areas seeing more settled conditions. However, changeable conditions remain possible across parts of the north and spells of heavy showers or thunderstorms can’t be ruled out across parts of the south at times.
“Temperatures expected to be around average for most for this time of year, though with some warmer weather in more settled areas in the south.”