Cool weather in store for Bank Holiday

Published Friday, 22 August 2014
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This Bank Holiday weekend will see "unseasonably" cooler temperatures that are more typical of the autumn season, according to forecasters.

A Met Office spokesperson said the past week has been cool for this time of year and that high temperatures are unlikely to last much longer.

Meanwhile a weather expert at MeteoGroup has said the temperatures are more similar to what's expected for September.

UTV's own weather expert Frank Mitchell added: "It will be chillier over the weekend, that will be one of the talking points.

"There will be some parts of the UK where the temperatures will be 16 degrees lower over the next couple of days than they were this time last year.

"The drop in Northern Ireland isn't so dramatic but at the moment the weather is coming in from Norway so therefore we have a chill in the air."

Frank said that Bank Holiday Monday was "not looking promising". He added: "If you're out at the Auld Lammas Fair, you will need to bring the brolly with you."

Some sunshine is expected to break through over the long weekend, with Saturday and Sunday remaining cool but largely dry, with a few scattered showers.

Saturday's maximum temperature is expected to be 17 degrees, which is in strong contrast to the blistering hot August enjoyed across the UK last summer, when temperatures reached just over 34 degrees.

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