released at 09:40 on Saturday 24 August 2019


High pressure lies across much of Europe extending its influence across to the British Isles.


It is a bright and sunny prospect across the county this morning and we can expect a fine day with the sunshine continuing unbroken right through the day. With the strong sunshine and light southerly breeze, temperatures this afternoon are expected to reach 28C. A dry night will follow with temperatures falling to around 14C.


Sunday likewise will be a fine and settled day and, if anything, warmer still with temperatures most likely reaching 30C by late afternoon. Once again there will be plenty of sunshine from dawn right through to dusk. The breeze will be negligible. It will continue dry overnight with lows falling to 15C. The fine weather will then continue into the Bank Holiday which will present with another sunny day and a warm one again, although temperatures will be down slightly on Sunday with highs of 28C. There is a possibility that the warmth could trigger some thunderstorms, but these will tend to be overnight into Tuesday, moving in from the south-west. Lows overnight will fall to 15C.