Temperatures Set To Soar To 26C Next Week
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If, like us, you've been mourning what feels like the end of summer, then you'll be pleased to hear that Brits could see temperatures soar to up to 26 degrees by the end of next week.
Thankfully, it's not time to pack the sun loungers and rosé away just yet.
After record-breaking spring sunshine and this month's heatwave - which saw temperatures sizzling close to 37 degrees - the lead up to the bank holiday has been a wet and windy washout.
With Storm Francis battering the UK with 80mph gales and heavy rain, it's felt as though the seemingly endless spring-summer of 2020 was over for good.
While those cooler conditions look set to continue over the bank holiday weekend, we're happy to report that warmer temps are just around the corner.
Alex Burkill, meteorologist for the Met Office, said: "As we move through next week, we should see temperatures pick up for the time of year.
"Temperatures of 25 to 26 degrees aren't out of the question towards the end of the week, in south-eastern parts of the UK.
"Until then, temperatures will remain in the high teens and low 20s.
Alex went on to say that the upcoming bank holiday weekend will "be on the cool side, with some unseasonably chilly nights."
He added: "Winds will be lighter than those we've had recently but conditions will still be blustery."
Those conditions are a fall from grace after last year's late August bank holiday, which was the hottest on record, with temperatures reaching 33.3 degrees (91.94F) in west London.
While Alex pointed out that next week's potential high of 25-26 degrees "isn't unusual for the time of year", in our book it's a major improvement on the thundery downpours of Storm Francis.
Who knows, we may even crack open the barbecue.