August bank holiday weather forecast: Will it be hot for the bank holiday weekend?

With the current wind and rain taking its toll on Britain this week, we’re all dreaming of a sunny bank holiday. Today the Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for large chunks of the UK. However, Britain could be in for a scorching bank holiday weekend as a result of a strong tropical storm from the East.

Channel 4 weatherman Liam Dutton has shared a graphic on Twitter demonstrating how weather patterns on the other side of the world could impact the UK this bank holiday.

Typhoon Krosa, which has now been downgraded to a strong tropical storm, is predicted to move over Japan in a few days.

The storm is thought it may also bump into the high atmosphere jet stream, which may spread into the UK - potentially bringing hot summer weather with it.

The Met Office long range forecast for the week of the August bank holiday says: “There is a trend for the weather to become more settled across many parts of the UK as high pressure builds in from the southwest.

“This will allow increasingly dry and bright weather to develop with rain and strong winds generally becoming confined to the north and northwest.

“After the cool start to the week, temperatures will begin to recover and the days will feel warm.

“However, the nights could still be chilly at times.

“During the remainder of the month pressure is likely to remain close to the west or southwest bringing settled and warmer conditions, especially to southern areas.”

Meanwhile, today is expected to be a largely wet and windy day.

The Met Office forecast says: “Rain in the northwest will move southeastwards, to be focused across England and Wales this afternoon.

“It will be often heavy and accompanied by strong winds.

“Northern Ireland and Scotland will become brighter, but with some heavy showers possible.”

“(Tonight) there will be further showers in the northwest, with the risk of thunder.

“Rain will clear central and southern areas overnight, but there will be scattered showers in the west.”

There is currently a yellow weather warning in place for much of Wales and the south west, between 8am and 10pm today.

Parts of the north west and the Midlands are also affected.

The Met Office is warning of spray and flooding on roads potentially causing delays to journey times, and potential delays to bus and train services as well.

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