Bank holiday weather: Northumberland set to bask in heatwave as UK prepares for sizzling temperatures

Nothing says "British bank holiday" like a rain coat, cancelled plans, and a bit of drizzle.

Thursday, 22nd August 2019, 11:34 am
Updated Thursday, 29th August 2019, 3:07 pm
Lilly and Olivia Bell cool off in the hot weather - with more expected for the August Bank Holiday weekend.

But don't worry - all is not lost for the August bank holiday weekend.

Forecasters are predicting a scorcher across Northumberland, with highs of 22°C starting on Saturday, August 24 and running throughout the weekend.

So grab the suncream and head out to the beach or the park for an ice cream - an outdoorsy weekend is definitely on the cards.

The sun will have his hat on all throughout Saturday and Bank Holiday Monday with some cloud creeping up inbetween.

And it could be a record-breaking day on Monday too, with forecasters expecting up to 33°C in parts of the country.

The current highest temperature on record for the UK during the Late Summer Bank holiday weekend is 31.5˚C recorded at Heathrow, London in 2001.

Friday: Sunshine is forecast for much of Friday, with cloudy intervals expected in the late afternoon and evening. After an unsettled few weeks, we can get ready to enjoy the hot weather!

Saturday: Clear conditions and sunny skies with highs of 22°C for Saturday. A day to hit the beer garden and catch some rays while enjoying your favourite tipple.

Sunday: More of the cloudy stuff is expected on Sunday - but it's not taking away from the mild weather. It will stay at around 20°C throughout the afternoon.

Monday: Another cloudless day - back to the beach! Lap up the last of the 20°Cs before work begins again.