Cornwall set for best UK weather and huge crowds over Bank Holiday weekend
The Bank Holiday weekend is set to be a great success for Cornwall with the county possibly enjoying the best weather in the country.
A fine August Bank Holiday will round off the finest summer since 2006.
Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to arrive in the county for the holiday weekend with police warning of possible congestion.
A Met Office spokesman said: “There is the potential that we could have the best of the weather for the weekend in the UK.
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“It's not going to be a heatwave, but it will be nice British weather.”
The South West saw the highest temperatures in the UK yesterday, with Chivenor in Devon reaching 26.5 degrees C.
Today is expected to start dry and bright with some hazy sunshine, but cloud soon increasing from the west. Tomorrow’s forecast is also good as most places will be dry with it generally becoming brighter through the day with some sunshine.
The forecast for Sunday and Monday is that many places will be dry with some brightness, but rather cloudy at times.
The weather in Cornwall is likely to be in stark contrast to the rest of the UK where a weather warning has been issued for heavy rain.
The fair weather is expected to attract huge crowds to enjoy Cornwall’s beaches and countryside.
Sgt Olly Taylor from Devon and Cornwall Police said: “It's the last bank holiday of the summer, the last chance to get away before the schools go back. I think it is going to be a significant weekend.
"With the weather the way it is, it's likely we'll have the busiest roads in the country this weekend."
Sgt Taylor said there were some infamous bottlenecks in the region which were likely to be very busy with parts of the A30 in Cornwall, particularly the notorious pinch-point at Temple, seeing heavy traffic