After a few weeks of unsettled weather, the Bank Holiday weekend iks expected to be warm and sunny, with Basingstoke set to experience temperatures nearing 30.

Temperatures have risen throughout the week to give a dry, settled and warm weekend throughout much of the country, according to the Met Office.

Basingstoke is expected to see temperatures of 28C for today (Saturday) and Sunday, continuing into Bank Holiday Monday. 

The Met Office are predicting that this could be the warmest late August Bank Holiday weekend since it began in 1971.

Chief Meteorologist, Andy Page said: “This weekend sees a change for many with a return of high temperatures and sunshine.

"On Saturday and Sunday there’ll be plenty of sunshine, especially in the east, with temperatures rising into the mid to high 20s Celsius for many - it’ll be warmest in south-eastern parts where 31-32˚C is likely. Western parts are likely to see more cloud, and a probable cooling trend through the weekend. 

“By Monday temperatures are likely to be lower than the weekend with the warmest weather becoming confined to the south east. Meanwhile, it will become increasingly unsettled in the northwest with rain and showers at times.”