This Bank Holiday could be coldest on record - here's your weekend weather forecast

Forecasters predict this Bank Holiday Monday could be the coldest on record for some parts of the UK as temperatures are expected to be well below average for the time of year.
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Heavy showers on Thursday brought major problems on the roads, with flash floods reported in parts of England creating difficult driving conditions and road closures.

The Met Office has issued weather warnings as downpours are likely to persist overnight, which could bring localised flooding and travel disruption.

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Commenting on the weekend ahead Meteorologist Emma Salter said: “We’ll see an improving picture throughout the weekend but it will be quite chilly, as far as August is concerned, particularly in the north.

This Bank Holiday could be coldest on recordThis Bank Holiday could be coldest on record
This Bank Holiday could be coldest on record

“Sunday will be dry with a good spell of sunshine.”

This Bank Holiday, Ms Salter said top temperatures could reach 19C in London while parts of Scotland will be chillier with highs of 11C, well below the average of 16C usually seen in the country.

She pointed to last year’s late August Bank Holiday Monday which was the hottest on record, with 33.2C recorded at Heathrow.

“We could see some places getting the coldest maximum temperatures on record this Bank Holiday Monday,” Ms Salter said.

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“The lowest maximum temperature recorded was 10.1C in the Shetland Islands – if anywhere gets lower than that it’s in the running to be the coldest on record.”

In the north west, Friday should be a cool dry night for most aside from the odd light shower, with clear spells at times.

Winds easing but still rather breezy around coasts. Minimum temperature 5 °C

Saturday will be a mostly dry day apart from the odd light shower.

Generally cloudy with occasional sunny spells.

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Rather breezy but slightly warmer. Maximum temperature 16 °C.

A rather settled picture through Sunday and Monday staying generally dry and cloudy with some spells of sunshine. Some outbreaks of rain from the west on Tuesday.