BBC Weather: 'Big contrast' across European continent
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BBC Weather’s Nick Miller forecast temperatures of 21C in the UK this weekend while France and Spain will also see hot conditions. But an area of low pressure in eastern Europe is dominating the charts and has sent temperatures below average for the time of year. Mr Miller said: “Big weather contrat across Europe at the moment.
Further to the west it’s dry with high pressure but towards eastern areas low pressure is stuck.
“Around that we are seeing these bands of wet weather.
“How Saturday is looking, temperatures are going to be easing a touch.
“It really is in this area of low pressure we’re finding temperatures below average for this time of year.
“But that not be too much of a bad thing compared to all the heat some of us have been subjected to.
“On Sunday, heavy rain is pushing into Romania and southern parts of Poland, Ukraine and on towards western parts of Russia.
“In Turkey it’s looking dry, Greece is looking fine as well.”
He added: “London is staying dry with that area of high pressure in control through Paris as well all the way into next week.”
UK weather: Met Office forecasts sun and showers
Partygoers heading to festivals and holidaymakers looking to take advantage of the bank holiday weekend can expect widespread fine conditions in a spell of late summer sun, forecasters have said.
Most of the UK is set to be dry and bright for the duration of the three-day weekend after weeks of wetter than usual weather for August, according to the Met Office.
It said the high pressure is likely to dominate through the end of the month and into the start of September, suggesting this weekend’s settled spell could continue into next week.
Met Office spokesman Grahame Madge said: “It will be a largely fine and settled weekend; there’s very little – if any – rain in the forecast.”
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He said the best conditions can be expected in Northern Ireland and western Scotland on Saturday, but there is likely to be fine, dry and settled weather in most other areas too.
As the weekend progresses, the warmest temperatures are expected to be in southern England, with highs of 22C (71.6F) or 23C (73.4F) and the potential for an isolated 24C (75.2F) or 25C (77F).
Revellers at the Reading and Leeds Festivals can enjoy bright conditions over the weekend, with highs potentially reaching 21C (69.8F) in Reading on Sunday and 17C (62.6F) in Leeds.
However, those camping in Leeds should pack warm layers, with temperatures set to drop to 10C-11C (50F-51.8F) overnight.
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