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Heatwave is back

 

A FORTNIGHT of good weather should spread across the country from today with temperatures nudging 30°C (86°F) by the Bank Holiday weekend. The South, East and Midlands will be mainly dry and sunny, with temperatures increasing from 22°C (72°F) to 28°C (82°F) by midweek, the Met Office said. The North and West are due to join the warm, mainly dry spell by Friday as high pressure moves north, forecasters confirmed.

 

Brian Gaze, of The Weather Outlook, said forecast models show highs nudging 30°C (86°F) by Friday in the South, and 25°C (77°F) in the North.

 

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/5082882/hot-weather-returns-temperature-close-to-30.html

 

Heatwave to return this week...but it will pour on the Bank Holiday weekend

 

BRITS will have one last chance to soak up the sun this summer, but hopes for a baking Bank Holiday weekend look forlorn. Temperatures are set to soar towards the end of the week, edging closer to the heatwave conditions of late July. Experts predict Wednesday and Thursday will be warmest, with expected highs of 27C (80.6F). Those in London, the South East, East Anglia and the Midlands are most likely to enjoy a last blast of summer sunshine. But the weather is likely to change as hard-working Brits enjoy a well-deserved long weekend. The upcoming Bank Holiday will bring lower temperatures and the chance of showers. That means party-goers at events such as the Notting Hill Carnival and Reading and Leeds Festival will face a damp and cooler time.

 

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/333429/Heatwave-to-return-this-week-but-it-will-pour-on-the-Bank-Holiday-weekend

 

Steamiest August ever recorded

 

August is set to be the hottest ever recorded. Temperatures are back into the 30s this week and will last a fortnight. They will give staycationer Brits a blistering end to their summer holidays and a scorching bank holiday. It means it could be the steamiest August since records started in 1659. This month’s average so far is 17C, 0.9C above the norm in central England. The hottest August recorded to date was in 1995, at an average 19.2C.

 

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/333304/Steamiest-August-ever-recorded

 

Sizzling sun to return for the Bank Holiday: Temperatures to hit 27C next week

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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August is set to be the hottest ever recorded. Temperatures are back into the 30s this week and will last a fortnight. They will give staycationer Brits a blistering end to their summer holidays and a scorching bank holiday. It means it could be the steamiest August since records started in 1659. This month’s average so far is 17C, 0.9C above the norm in central England. The hottest August recorded to date was in 1995, at an average 19.2C.

Setting aside the hype about the length of the spell, we are still left with the fact that with a mid month CET of 17.0 around the 17th of the month to reach 19.3 and be the hottest on record, we would need to average 22.1 for the remaining fortnight. Which is I think about 1 degree warmer than any other 14 day period on record and I suspect even more for any late august spell.I suspect we won't even get a day with a CET above 22 in the rest of August.

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UK weather: Bank Holiday weekend set to be hot and dry for most of Britain
 
Forecasters said large parts of the country could expect highs of up to 27C (80.6F) and dry weather - but not quite a major heatwave
 
Most of Britain will hot and dry over the Bank Holiday weekend with a chance of showers on Monday. Forecasters said large parts of the country could expect highs of up to 27C (80.6F) and dry weather. The Met Office’s Lindsay Mears said: “We are not going to have a major heatwave, but on Saturday and Sunday temperatures might hit the mid-20s, and possibly the high-20s in the South East.
 
She said weather systems coming in from the Atlantic made Bank Holiday Monday more uncertain, but added: “There may be a few showers, but it doesn’t look like any areas that will be particularly bad.†Before the weekend it will be showery and cool then perk up on Friday. Ms Mears said: “Tuesday is looking dry with cloud building. There’s a maximum of 20C with wind in the South. "Tuesday night there will be less wind and it will be staying dry with the cooler temperatures especially in rural areas. "From Wednesday it will be cloudy with a risk of showers, but drier and warmer towards the end of the week.â€
 
She was optimistic it would be pleasant next month, before summer officially ends on September 22. She added: “This summer we have had some lovely hot spells, but it hasn’t been anything like 2006. "However July was one of the top months for warmth and sunshine since records began. The average for the whole of the UK for August is 19C with 20.6C in England.â€

 

 
 

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Oh dear the deep roasting of the UK seems to have been cancelled. AS for the hottest ever no chance.

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Oh dear the deep roasting of the UK seems to have been cancelled. AS for the hottest ever no chance.

 

On the other hand.....

 

 

Heatwave likely to bring warm weather through to September
 
The return of the warmer weather could have an impact on sales during the end of the lates period.
 
Temperatures are expected to hit around 30°C with settled conditions set to last into the Bank Holiday weekend. It will be the second time this year the UK has enjoyed an extended run of hot weather; during the initial period, On Holiday Group chief executive Steve Endacott claimed sales in the online sector had slumped by 20%. He said the heatwave was as marked a decline as that seen during the Icelandic ash cloud crisis of 2010. He added that the impact from the heatwave had been “a bit of a shockâ€.
 
However, Endacott said he was optimistic about sales during the upcoming hot weather. "The warmer weather could have an impact but I think the combination of low prices and the fact that September is mostly for an adult market means we are likely to be okay during this period. "I'd like to think the majority of adults go away for more than just the weather; it's about the relaxation too. I'm more optimistic because of these factors. "When we had the first lot of warmer weather we were smack in the middle of the period of family bookings and most parents took the decision to stay at home and have the kids in the garden. "Fingers crossed this time round the weather won't have the same effect."
 
Travel agent consortium Advantage concurred with Endacott's views of the difficultly experienced during the last period of warm weather, while Travel Counsellors claimed they had seen an increase in bookings despite the warm conditions. Last month saw the country bake in the longest heatwave since 1976, with temperatures hitting 27°C or more for 19 days. Forecasters have said the expected hot weather could even continue into September, with parts of the UK expected to be very humid.

 

 

http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2013/08/19/45034/heatwave-likely-to-bring-warm-weather-through-to-september.html

 

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86F: Heatwave returns as summer sizzles on

 

MUCH of Britain will glory in another burst of scorching summer sunshine by the weekend, with temperatures hitting 86F (30C).  But as the summer holidays end there will be a North-South split. Experts say we will reach the mid-80s in parts by Friday but warn there will be frequent showers making it feel more humid than during the long, dry July heatwave. The Met Office said parts of the North could have more than an inch of rain. Spokeswoman Lindsay Mears said: “It is going to get warmer over the next few days with a mixture of sunshine and showers and possibly some thunder. There will be some heavier showers in the North but everyone will see some reasonable weather.†Jonathan Powell, of Vantage Weather Services, also warned of thunderstorms although “glorious sunshine†is expected in some parts.

 

He added: “The next few days are going to see a return to summer as temperatures hit a possible 86F. “The best of the weather will be in the South-east. Elsewhere it is looking more changeable.†James Madden, of Exacta Weather, said rising temperatures could trigger “vigorous†thunderstorms. He said: “As high pressure begins to dominate this week, it will feel particularly warm and muggy especially in the evenings. “The heat will bring the risk of widespread thunderstorms.†Britain had the longest heatwave since 1976 in July as temperatures hit 82F for 19 days in a row. August is already on course to be one of the hottest on record with an average in central England of 63F so far, 2F above normal.

 

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/423638/86F-Heatwave-returns-as-summer-sizzles-on

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i wander if some of these papers read the moddel output thread to get some of their headlines.

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i wander if some of these papers read the moddel output thread to get some of their headlines.

haha, ding ding ding!!

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Uh oh, they're on the turn already and backtracking!!!

 

Rain may blight bank holiday

 
Rain could blight the August bank holiday with weather forecasters warning of a particularly unpredictable weekend.
 
With around 14 million motorists expected to take to the roads, families are being advised to not only pack a bucket and spade, but also an umbrella. “The weekend is so uncertain at the moment. It does look as if there are going to be heavy bursts of rain over the weekend, the big question is where,†a spokesman for the Weather Centre said. “August is traditionally the wettest month of the summer, not many people realise that.â€
 
Tomorrow looks the most promising day of the weekend, with fine and dry weather predicted at least until the evening with temperatures reaching 86F (27C). By Saturday it is looking more of a mixed bag with the south and west likely to have a reasonable day, although showers have not been ruled out. But the eastern half of the country and the midlands are more likely to see heavy rain, with the weather generally being cooler reaching around 75F (24C).
 
A similar picture is likely for the remainder of the weekend with showers possible in the north and south east. Despite the Highways Agency having suspended 151 miles of roadworks, Inrix – a traffic monitoring organisation – predicted a sticky staycation, especially in the south east, where traffic will be 35 per cent above average, while bottlenecks will start to appear in the midlands by mid afternoon.
Train companies are also gearing up for an increase in passenger journeys of up to 30 per cent to some parts of the country over the Bank Holiday, with millions of journeys expected to be made by rail as people head out to visit popular attractions and some of the country’s seaside resorts.
 
However despite the mixed weather forecast there is increasing evidence that many Britons have decided on a staycation this weekend. Hotel searches for Blackpool are 83 per cent up on last year compared with 33 per cent for Barcelona, according to Hotels.com. A similar picture has been reported by Travelodge, which said its coastal hotels were almost full with the most popular destinations being Brighton, St Austell, Torquay, Newquay, Bournemouth, Scarborough and Blackpool.
 
Meanwhile Heathrow is expecting to handle 546,000 departing passengers this weekend – much the same as last year with New York, Dubai and Dublin the most popular destinations.

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/10259326/Rain-may-blight-bank-holiday.html

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August Bank Holiday getaway begins in torrential rain... but the sun will shine with temperatures hitting 27C say forecasters
  • [*]Friday expected to be hottest day then cooler thereafter [*]Best temperatures to be found in the South East [*]At least 16million drivers will be on Britain's roads over holiday weekend

The August Bank Holiday is kicking off with a somewhat soggier start than first expected - with torrential rain hitting late on Friday and throughout Saturday.   But Britain's sizzling summer is set for one final flourish on Sunday, as temperatures hit a predicted 27 degrees in the South East.
 
More than 6 million people are expected to take advantage of blue skies and a long weekend by visiting the country's most popular hot spots. The AA estimates 16million drivers will be out over the holiday period. And airports are also likely to reach crush capacity, with millions more taking advantage of the long weekend to head abroad. A summer of hot weather at home has given the UK economy a welcome boost and more warm temperature this weekend will help generate a further £1billion, according to VisitEngland.
 
Hundreds of enthusiastic music fans began pouring into the Reading Festival site yesterday long before doors even opened for ‘early-bird’ campers. The event, set to attract 90,000 fans a day, gets underway on Friday when American rock legends Green Day are set to headline the main stage. Forecasters have predicted largely dry and sunny weather for the area, meaning music fans may escape the customary festival mudbath.

 

 
 

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Searing 86F today then Bank Holiday mix of sun and rain

 

CLASSIC mixed Bank Holiday weather is on its way. Britain will bake in temperatures hotter than Greece today but then we are in for a weekend of sunshine and showers, some severe. Today’s sizzling temperatures are expected to trigger violent thunderstorms in some parts of the country and heavy downpours as the weekend proper begins. James Madden, forecaster for Exacta Weather, said thermometers could hit 86F (30C) today with the South and South-east in for the best of the weather and blue skies in most regions. He said: “However, as we progress throughout Friday and into the Bank Holiday weekend, there is the increasingly high-risk scenario of widespread thunderstorm activity. “Sunday and into Bank Holiday Monday are likely to bring the best days for some widespread sunny spells, especially Monday when it will feel pleasantly warm with some long periods of sunshine for many.â€

 

Jonathan Powell, forecaster for Vantage Weather Services, said: “It is going to be a bit of a roller coaster, slightly cooler on Saturday before warming up again. Sunday and Monday will again be pleasantly warm although there is the chance of some showers. “However it is certainly a Bank Holiday weekend to get out and about, especially the latter part, which will be good for most of the UK.†The Met Office said Sunday and Monday will bring fine, dry weather for most of the UK as warm air floods in from the Continent.

 

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/424020/Searing-86F-today-then-Bank-Holiday-mix-of-sun-and-rain

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This one maybe sponsored by the SNP haha metro Edinburgh today, sorry its upside down doh . By line

As the English bank hol looks like a washout, hordes head north

Schools are back in Scotland now ,it's not a bank hol in Scotland may be reasons for flow of traffic. Not going to be that sunny in East Saturday

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Festival fans fear a mudbath as heavy rainfall is predicted

 

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/334375/Festival-fans-fear-a-mudbath-as-heavy-rainfall-is-predicted

 

Bank Holiday weekend getaway begins with 30 million Brits enjoying a break before last of summer sunshine

 

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/uk-weather-bank-holiday-weekend-2214165

 

Bank holiday weekend washout: Parts of Britain get a month's rain in a few hours... and it looks like most of it was at this festival!

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Sunshine’s on the way for bank holiday weekend

 

SOARING temperatures will give most of Britain a blistering bank holiday weekend.  Sunshine will replace the torrential rain which hit parts of the north, the midlands and the east yesterday. The latest heatwave, with temperatures of 25C (77F) predicted, will help resorts toast a bumper £2.5billion tourism weekend. The bank holiday will cap one of the top ten hottest summers on record. A few showers are forecast in the south today with only western Scotland facing spells of rain by tomorrow evening.

 

 

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/334515/Sunshine-s-on-the-way-for-bank-holiday-weekend

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BBC weather for the week ahead

 

Largely dry

 

Warm in the south

 

Some rain in the north west

 

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Sunshine’s on the way for bank holiday weekend SOARING temperatures will give most of Britain a blistering bank holiday weekend.

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After the deluge, it’s a month of sunshine

 

A BAKING Bank Holiday Monday will mark the start of another spell of warm weather that is set to last throughout September.  After torrential downpours in many parts of the country at the start of the weekend, forecasters said last night that temperatures will hit highs of 81F (27C) today. Eastern regions including Suffolk, Kent and London saw half an inch of rain fall on Saturday night and into yesterday with many roads in Essex hit by flash floods.

 

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/424732/After-the-deluge-it-s-a-month-of-sunshine

 

Forget drizzle, bank holiday is all set to sizzle

 

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/334639/Forget-drizzle-bank-holiday-is-all-set-to-sizzle

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Scramble for the summit of Snowdon: Dozens of climbers QUEUE to reach the top of mountain as Bank Holiday sun finally comes out

 

As the clouds finally parted today, Britons were keen to get out and make the most of the Bank Holiday blaze. But it seems more than a few had the same idea in Snowdonia, Wales, where hikers queued for hours to get the best sunbathing spot on the peak of the Snowdon, the country's tallest mountain.  The weather wasn't isolated to the south however, with beautiful early morning skies sweeping the Lake District. The glorious sunshine is to last further into the week - a welcome change after a weekend of torrential rain in most parts of the country.  Thousands flocked to the beach in West Wittering, West Sussex and were left fighting for a spot of sand.  London parks were spilling over too, with many heading to Hyde Park to cool down near the Serpentine.

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2402133/Bank-Holiday-UK-weather-Dozens-climbers-QUEUE-reach-Snowdon-sun-comes-out.html

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What a garbage article, plenty of sun in western areas this weekend and dry to boot.

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UK weather: More sun to come after fine bank holiday weather
 
Britain’s beaches were just as crammed as thousands of families made the most of the tail end of the school summer holidays
 
Walkers queued on top of Snowdon yesterday as they took advantage of the fine bank holiday weather which saw temperatures hit 25C in places. Britain’s beaches were just as crammed as thousands of families made the most of the tail end of the school summer holidays. The south coast had the best of the sun with Bournemouth basking in 25C (77F).
 
And forecasters have predicted more to come. The Met Office said showers are likely in some parts but many areas will continue to feel warm.  A spokesman added: “We’re under a large ridge of high pressure so we’re getting warm weather whereas France and the North West of England are under rain-bearing systems. â€œMost of this week will be quite similar.â€
 

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Britain basks in 80F heatwave...and there's even more to come

 

SCORES of walkers had to queue to reach the summit of Snowdon yesterday as wall-to-wall sunshine brought crowds out across the country.  The glorious bank holiday weather saw people flock to the top of Wales’s highest peak to enjoy unbroken views in perfect hillwalking conditions. Blue skies graced much of the UK with the mercury hitting a top temperature of 80F (27C) at Exeter in Devon. Forecasters said there is more to come this week with good weather expected to hold out into September. Temperatures will stay above average all week, with sunshine on the cards for most places. Experts said the best of the weather will be in the South, with parts of Scotland and the North in for a slightly cooler, wetter spell. Met Office forecaster Simon Partridge said: “Monday has been a pretty good day and generally it’s going to continue.

 

“The South and East will be dry with more sunny spells and temperatures will stay above-average for the time of year. “For the rest of the week it’s going to be a similar story as high pressure builds over the South.†Thousands of people headed out to parks, beaches and open spaces to make the most of the fine weather. Around 700,000 revellers were in Notting Hill, London, for the carnival while thousands headed to the beaches as Britain took the chance to bask in the warm sunshine. Supermarkets reported a surge in sales of barbecue food, drinks and ice cream as many enjoyed the sunshine in their back gardens.  Figures show this summer, which saw the country swelter in a 19-day heatwave last month, is still on track to be in the top 10 hottest since records began. Brian Gaze, of The Weather Outlook, said temperatures will continue to rocket with highs of 82F possible by next week. He said: “After a decent bank holiday and good news for the tourism industry, this week looks mostly fine as high pressure remains close. “Even though patchy rain is possible during the coming weekend, high pressure is favourite to build again next week.â€

 

Jonathan Powell, forecaster for Vantage Weather Services, said: “The last week of August looks settled with dry, fine and, at times, warm weather dominating.†James Madden, forecaster for Exacta Weather, said it will feel “very warm†this week with lots more sunshine on the way. He said: “A much more settled week is in store for much of the country throughout this week as high pressure dominates, especially in the southern half of the country. “Periods of decent sunshine, warm temperatures and relatively dry weather will also develop for most parts of the country throughout the vast majority of this week and into the start of September.â€

 

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/424874/Britain-basks-in-80F-heatwave-and-there-s-even-more-to-come

 

Alert on deadly shrimps in UK waters

 

Sailors, windsurfers and anglers are being urged to join the fight against killer shrimps that have invaded British waters. The creatures with a “voracious appetite†attack native shrimps and pollute the water. The predators were accidentally introduced from the Caspian Sea and are spreading through Europe thanks to the warm summer.  The 3cm crustaceans have been found in Cambridgeshire, south Wales and the Norfolk Broads, but experts say hundreds of sites across the UK are at risk. Water users should check, clean and dry equipment including shoes, clothing, wetsuits and boats that can harbour them. Alastair Driver of the Environment Agency said: “It will even kill young fish and leave them uneaten. It will even kill when it doesn’t need to eat. “It is top of the wanted list because it can be so numerous and spread to so many sites.â€

 

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/334837/Alert-on-deadly-shrimps-in-UK-waters

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This summer was one of the driest, sunniest and hottest on record, Met Office figures show today. And forecasters say August will go out with a bang thanks to sunshine across England for the final weekend of the school holidays.
 
Forecaster Lindsay Mears said: ‘It’s been a good summer, with some very hot weather and a contrast with last summer.‘The weekend will be very pleasant for most and highs around 25C early next week are decent temperatures going into September. But Scotland will be cooler this weekend with gales, and possible heavy rain into next week in the north.’ This summer was the best since 2006, with an average temperature from June to August of 15.1C (60F), up 0.7C (1.3F) on normal levels.
 
It was the tenth hottest since records began, mainly thanks to the 19-day heatwave enjoyed across Britain in July, with the temperature rarely dipping below 28C (82.4F) for most. There were also 577 hours of sunshine this summer, up 14 per cent on the usual 505 hours. Meanwhile, average rainfall was just 201mm nationwide, nearly half of the 379mm we endured last year.
 
One of the hottest temperatures this year was at Heathrow airport in west London on August 1, when the mercury reached 34.1C (93F)

 

 

http://metro.co.uk/2013/08/30/more-great-weather-this-weekend-after-a-record-breaking-summer-of-sunshine-3942737/

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