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Weather: What you can expect this bank holiday weekend

We can expect our traditional dose of British bank holiday weather. Credit: PA

By Becky Mantin, ITV Weather Presenter

The long-awaited August bank holiday weekend has come at last - and along with the usual mix of festivals and family outings, we can also expect our traditional dose of British bank holiday weather.

That's not to say that it's all bad of course but, as so often happens, we are looking at one decent day, one day that's not bad and one that's pretty soggy.

Broadly speaking, Saturday (our 'not too bad day') sees a mixture of sunny spells and a sprinkling of showers - these heaviest and most frequent across eastern areas, with the best weather reserved for western parts as a ridge of high pressure starts to nudge in from the Atlantic.

Saturday sees a mixture of sunny spells and a sprinkling of showers. Credit: PA

These largely dry and fine conditions cover much of the UK on Sunday (our 'decent day') - making it our most reliably dry and decent of the three bank holiday days. However, cloud, rain and stronger winds will gather across western parts later in the day as an Atlantic pressure system starts to move in.

Those less cheerful conditions will spread across much of the UK for Bank Holiday Monday (our 'soggy day'), particularly affecting southern areas.

Scotland though should escape with the best of the weather and enjoy a mostly dry start to the week.

Conditions throughout will remain on the cool side - with a particularly cold spell expected on Saturday night and Sunday morning - worth noting if you're planning to camp - with maybe even a touch of frost in rural spots.

Next week continues unsettled with a mixture of rain and brighter spells but, overall, it will feel less cold as the wind backs round to a milder westerly direction.

The Notting Hill Carnival takes place in west London this weekend. Credit: PA

As always, plenty of events are taking place throughout the Bank Holiday Weekend including the Reading and Leeds Festivals and Carfest (take sunglasses for Sunday, coats and welly boots for Monday and extra jumpers and blankets for Saturday night!).

It should be ideal conditions for the Notting Hill Carnival on Sunday but a rather soggy affair for much of the day on the Monday.

So a typical mix but one that we're all used to - and even if it rains, it could be worse… you could be at work!