Victoria Jones

When is the August bank holiday in 2016?

The May bank holidays perhaps seem like a distant memory now but it won’t be too long until the next one comes along.

The summer bank Discount Holidays © holiday is on Monday, August 29.

Then we’ll have to wait until Christmas1 and Boxing Day for the next bank holidays this year. But since Christmas day falls on a Sunday, we’ll get a substitute day on December 27 this year. It’s too early to say what the weather will be like for the August bank holiday, and the Met Office2 ‘s forecast summary says there is “significant uncertainty” between Friday, August 19 to Friday, September 2.

The forecast says: “The most likely scenario is for a fairly changeable pattern to persist.

Showers or longer spells of rain are therefore expected, interspersed with some dry and bright interludes.

“The heaviest and most persistent rain is likely to occur in the north, with the best of the drier weather in the south.

Temperatures should average out to near normal overall, although with some warmer days and some cooler days.”

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References

  1. ^ http://www.walesonline.co.uk/all-about/christmas (www.walesonline.co.uk)
  2. ^ http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/ (www.metoffice.gov.uk)