After a thoroughly disappointing August so far - could we be in for a record-breaking Bank Holiday?

August has been a wash-out so far but some summer sun is on the way... Credit: Sai Kiran Anagani

Some areas had gales and a month's worth of rain in just 24 hours and as a summer storm swept in over a week ago.

It might be a surprise to hear that August is statistically the wettest month of the summer (usually due to humid air and thunderstorms).

This August we haven't really had any heat - until now.

August has seen above-average rainfall. Credit: PA

After further hefty downpours and lower than average temperatures in the last week - the charts are hinting for settled, drier and warmer conditions - just as we approach into the long bank holiday weekend.

There's an indication of temperatures soaring by Saturday - highs in excess of 30C are possible in places.

It'll be hotting up everywhere with a chance of 32C in the south-east making it one of the hottest August bank holidays on record.

There will be strong sunshine but the perfect blue skies will be lacking for some locations with more high cloud than ideal and muggy, humid air - however, expect it to feel much more summery again.

There'll be cool nights and autumnal feeling early mornings with even a little mist and fog in places before warming up quickly in the afternoons.

Don't give up on August 2019 just yet!