Weekend weather round-up: Will the rain hold off for the Bank Holiday?

Bournemouth Echo: Weekend weather round-up: Will the rain hold off for the Bank Holiday? Weekend weather round-up: Will the rain hold off for the Bank Holiday?

It's a Bank Holiday Weekend, which means it's time for our now-customary not-at-all-serious-so-please-don't-write-in weather round up.

August has been a bit of a mixed bag so far, so will the rain stay away for the final bank holiday of the summer and give Bournemouth's businesses something to smile about? 

First, the Met Office, who have issued a weather warning  for Saturday predicting heavy showers and gusty winds. 

"Spells of heavy rain and thundery showers have the potential to cause disruption during Saturday. The public should be aware of the risk of surface water flooding, with strong to gale force winds an additional hazard for southern counties," reads the warning.

Their forecast has heavy rain on Friday night and Saturday morning , easing off on Saturday afternoon leaving a sunny day on Sunday. Monday will be dry but cloudy, with some rain in the afternoon and evening.

The BBC agrees, with heavy rain again forecast for Friday afternoon and heavy rain showers set for Saturday morning. Sunday will be dry and sunny with Monday sunny, cloudy and showery.

The Weather Channel has an 80 per chance of rain on Friday and Saturday , a cloudy but sunny Sunday and a showery Monday.

And finally, our own forecast predicts 12mm of rain on Friday with just 0.1 hours of sunshine, 7.6mm on Saturday, with a measly 1.7 hours of sunshine, a sunny Sunday and a showery Monday.

So unusually, they're all pretty much in agreement for once. We'll be back on Tuesday with a round-up for the forecasts for the Air Festival .

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7:49pm Thu 23 Aug 12

addntox says...

I forecast there will be a report next week about how hotel owners and the bloke who runs the balloon and kiosks have not made enough money and will blame everyone in the world apart from themselves.
I forecast there will be a report next week about how hotel owners and the bloke who runs the balloon and kiosks have not made enough money and will blame everyone in the world apart from themselves. addntox

11:03am Fri 24 Aug 12

bornINpoole69 says...

addntox wrote:
I forecast there will be a report next week about how hotel owners and the bloke who runs the balloon and kiosks have not made enough money and will blame everyone in the world apart from themselves.
the quote will show an stern old northern couple staring straight at the camera from a seated position with their arms folded.
[quote][p][bold]addntox[/bold] wrote: I forecast there will be a report next week about how hotel owners and the bloke who runs the balloon and kiosks have not made enough money and will blame everyone in the world apart from themselves.[/p][/quote]the quote will show an stern old northern couple staring straight at the camera from a seated position with their arms folded. bornINpoole69

11:50pm Fri 24 Aug 12

Turtlebay says...

Pity none of the meteorological forecasters seem to be able to agree!

Surely there must be someone who knows what they're doing?
Pity none of the meteorological forecasters seem to be able to agree! Surely there must be someone who knows what they're doing? Turtlebay

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