The end of the Summer – rain forecast for two weeks solid at Britain gets over the coldest August Bank Holiday in history.
Brits have waved goodbye to Summer as forecasters predict the miserable weather will continue for at least another fortnight with blustery gales on their way at 45mph.
Today’s August Bank Holiday saw the lowers temperatures on record, some 6°C below the usual balmy highs; Heathrow Airport struggled to reach a peak of 17°C, while wet and soggy like the rest of the country.
Unlike Bank Holidays of previous years, today tourists sat in traffic jams heading away from holiday spots as they realised the day was a washout and holidays were over. Statistics back up what Brits have long believed – British Bank Holidays are cursed! Facts gathered over the last 30 years show that rain is twice as likely on the August Bank Holiday than on a average August day.
Brian Gaze, a forecaster for the Weather Outlook said: “With heavy rain across much of the country, it was possibly the worst August Bank Holiday Monday since 1986.”
Tomorrow is likely to be the best day, as some of the showers ease, but come Wednesday evening the rain and wind will be back in force and the unsettled weather will be here to stay until the first week of September. As any parent knows, it’s bound to brighten up, once the children go back to school…