It's set to be a sizzler in Kent this weekend, with temperatures expected to reach around 30C.Being as summer bank holiday is a popular time to go away for the weekend, or at least take a little day trip, traffic may be heavier than usual.So we have put together a guide with everything you need to know about coping on the roads and under the sun.When should I travel? People heading off for bank holiday weekend have been urged to wait until later this evening to travel.Five million drivers are expected on Britain's roads today, with major routes due to be busiest between 11am and 6.30pm.Traffic information supplier Inrix suggests leaving after 9pm to avoid queues on popular tourist routes.On Saturday, it will be busiest between 10.30am and 2pm, 12.3pm and 2pm on Sunday, and 12pm and 2.30pm on Monday.What roads will be the worst? The longest delays today are expected to be on the M25 anti-clockwise from junction 4 at Orpington/Bromley to junction 1 at Swanscombe/Dartford at around … [Read more...] about Summer bank holiday weekend: Travel, weather and events
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Kent may be in for its hottest ever summer bank holiday Monday.August has seen thunder, lightning, and high winds so far - now it's finally time for some sun.On Saturday and Sunday temperatures are expected to reach at least 30C.This could continue into next week, which may set a new record for the August bank holiday Monday.The current highest UK temperature on this day is 31.5C in Heathrow, London in 2001.After breaking the record for the hottest day ever already this year, it sure has been a sizzler of a summer.The Met Office has issued a level two yellow heat warning for the county, with a 70% probability of heat health criteria being met between 6pm on Saturday and 9am on Tuesday.This mean a heatwave is likely and health advice is issued to the public.KentOnline has some tips on how to stay safe in the sun here. From tomorrow, south easterly winds will draw the warm air from Europe towards the UK, bringing rising temperatures along with dry and settled weather.Deputy chief … [Read more...] about Could this be the hottest summer bank holiday ever?
There aren't many thing that us Brits look forward to more than a bank holiday weekend. Those long, four day weekends are a particular treat in the calendar and often filled with lots of booze, lots of food and lots of time with family and friends. But we've been treated to quite a few bank holidays already this year - in fact, last month we enjoyed two of them, one at the beginning of May and one at the end of the Month. We only get a few bank holidays each year - so how many have we got left to enjoy in 2019? Here is the full list of bank and public holidays in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. How many bank holidays do we get a year? How many have we got left? In the UK we have a total of eight bank holidays throughout the year in England and Wales, while there are nine in Scotland and 10 in Northern Ireland. This means that Brits only have a total of three bank holiday left this year (or five for Scotland and six for Northern Ireland). Next year, we will get the same … [Read more...] about How many bank holidays have we got left in 2019?
It's the final bank holiday Monday of May. The next bank holiday after this one will be the Summer bank holiday on Monday, August 26. If you want to head to your local Post Office branch on bank holiday Monday, it could be closed. The Post Office say on Monday, May 27 May some of our branches may be closed on this date so it's best to check with your local branch. If your local Post Office is in a shop that is going to be open (like WH Smith), the Post Office should be open with the shop. It's always worth looking for your local Post Office's opening times before setting off though. Also, if you're wondering if something will pop through the post today, it's worth noting the Royal Mail will not be collecting or delivering post. So you won't be getting anything through the post today, but it'll go back to normal tomorrow. … [Read more...] about Is the Post Office open on bank holiday Monday 2019?
From long sunny afternoons to even longer lie-ins, there’s nothing better than a bank holiday weekend. This month, we are treated to a total of two in total – one at the beginning of May and one at the end of the month. In the UK we have a total of eight bank holidays throughout the year in England and Wales, while there are nine in Scotland and 10 in Northern Ireland. This means that, including the upcoming May bank holiday this weekend, Brits have a total of four days holiday left this year (or five for Scotland and six for Northern Ireland). So if you feel like some more days off or are just wondering when to book a weekend getaway, here is the full list of bank and public holidays in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. What is a Bank Holiday? National holidays in the UK have been referred to as “bank” holidays since the late 19th century, because traditionally on these days banks would close their doors for trading. Nowadays most of the working population … [Read more...] about Bank holidays 2019 UK: How many days off do Brits have left?