Between that mind-meltingly hot part of June where the mercury went past 30°C… and the washout that was July (seriously, PATHETIC), we have been through it all this summer.
As the bank holiday weekend approaches, the time where we beg the sky to just give us what we want in London, we can confirm that the weather gods are saying things will be quite good. At the time of writing it’s a toasty 26°C, and while the sky might sprinkle us with a bit of Saturday rain, it’s promising to hold up on the Sunday and Monday, aka the days of Notting Hill Carnival (and All Points East).
Day one (Saturday August 26) will start with a hiccup, or rather rain pouring down for a bit, which isn’t the ideal start. However, from about 7pm onwards, there’s no rain predicted for the rest of the bank holiday weekend, leaving us to skip around London to our heart’s content. That is, until Tuesday when we’re back at work and the rain returns to match our mood. Oh, and the temperature will stay around highs of 21°C across most of the weekend, which is really rather pleasant. (Keep up to date with the forecast here)
While it doesn’t seem like his weather seems like it was designed in a lab for peak outdoors-ing, if it stays true to its word, it’s quite frankly all we can ask for after the dismal month of July (RUBBISH). Plus, you don’t want to be too hot or too cold when festival-ing and carnival-ing, so it might end up being kind of… perfect?
The rain is coming, but according to reports, will bookend the days on either side of the bank holiday, so you might just be able to sink that first pint of the weekend and not worry about your activities being hampered – we can all dream eh?
The weather forecasting community have literally never let us down before, so I’m blindly putting my faith in the absolute certainty of this. No chance of disappointment there…
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