Traffic chaos as dry and bright bank holiday weekend begins

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Traffic chaos as dry and bright bank holiday weekend begins

Traffic chaos as dry and bright bank holiday weekend begins
2021-08-28 00:47:00
The last bank holiday weekend of the summer is set to be dry and bright, but people heading off might find themselves in long traffic jams. The RAC estimated that 16.7 million leisure trips on UK roads were planned for between Friday and Monday, with hopes of good late summer weather possibly seeing even more people jumping in their car for a day trip or last-minute break. The Met Office 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. 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) i

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