Holidays

This is the August Bank Holiday weather forecast for 2017

There’s another bank holiday coming – and you should make the most of it because the next one is not until Christmas.

It could be an ideal chance to go to the beach , go on a camping trip or visit a theme park .

But the question on everyone’s lips is: What will the weather be like?

Wet weather in Birmingham on August Bank Holiday Monday 2015

Bank holidays in Britain have gained a notorious reputation. Most people associate them with dismal weather.

The wettest August Bank Holiday on record was in 1986 thanks to Hurricane Charley, which brought gales, heavy rain and flooding to many parts of the UK.

In fact, about a third of August Bank Holiday weekends have been blighted by bad weather. A third tend to be mostly dry, and the other third are mixed but mainly dry in southern and western parts of the UK.

So what does the forecast say for 2017?

Shoppers brave the rain at the Bullring in Birmingham on August Bank Holiday Monday 2014
Shoppers brave the rain at the Bullring in Birmingham on August Bank Holiday Monday 2014

According to the Met Office’s general outlook, the later part of August will see rain and strong winds in the north but drier, brighter weather in the south.

Accuweather’s more detailed forecast for Birmingham says it will be cloudy with showers or thunderstorms on Saturday, August 26. Temperatures are set to reach a high of 22C and a low of 13C.

On Sunday, August 27, Birmingham is expected to be mostly cloudy with a high of 21C and a low of 13C.

And on August Bank Holiday Monday (August 28), it will also be mostly cloudy with a high of 21C and a low of 12C – but on top of that dreary outlook, there will be showers in the evening.

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We’ll keep the forecasts updated as we get nearer the time.

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