Bank Holiday washout as Met Office forecasts week of rain across most of the UK

Bank Holiday washout heralds the beginning of a week of rain
A woman in central London has her umbrella and hairstyle ruined in one fell swoop (Picture: PA)

The Met Office was predicting a Bank Holiday washout, and it’s safe to say that forecasters were not simply pouring cold water on people’s holiday plans.

Unless you’re in the very north of Scotland, which has been enjoying clear skies all day, it has been a wet, windy, and cold affair.

The UK has been experiencing a nationwide version of the ice bucket challenge for most of the day, and the wet weather is set to continue around parts of the country for the rest of the week.

There’ll be no let up in the clouds today for the southern half of the UK, with strong winds in the North-West.

Tuesday promises more rain in the South, with conditions easing slightly in the afternoon. The central part of of the UK will enjoy some sunny spells, and the north of Scotland is still the place to be if you’re allergic to rainfall.

Festival goers shelter from the rain as they watch Vampire Weekend perform during day two of the Leeds Festival (Picture: PA)
Festival goers shelter from the rain during day two of the Leeds Festival (Picture: PA)
A few brave souls try to get a day at the beach in anyway at Polzeath Beach in Cornwall (Picture: SWNS)

Wednesday will start off drier and brighter but rain is expected to develop in the afternoon and evening, moving over the southern part of the country from Wales and the North-West. Heavy falls are forecast for Wednesday night, with Scotland finally experiencing some cloudy conditions.

Thursday will begin with wet weather around the UK, with conditions clearing during the day in the South – even sunny spells are expected on the coast.

Friday begins with wet weather again, drying to intermittent showers nationwide in the afternoon and evening.

In the ACME of optimism, fans wait for cricket to start in Bristol – good thing his sarnie is wrapped up (Picture: AFP)

The good news is that the temperature will noticeably rise throughout the week, to highs of 20C in the East on Thursday.

Of course, good news is always accompanied by bad news, and the temperatures are expected to drop around the UK on Friday – and especially on Saturday, when the temperature will not get past 13C for all but the South coast.

Heavy rainfall at Reading Festival, Berkshire. We won’t do the ‘not dampening their spirits’ cliche (Picture: Rex)




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25 August 2014 | 11:44 am – Source:

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