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Weather set to brighten for Bank Holiday

The Bank Holiday weekend is likely to see better weather after a washout August,

Rain will clear away from south-east England later, but after all the recent wet weather the grounds within the Reading festival will be moist. A northeasterly breeze across the south may also hamper tent erection.

The rest of the day does look set to be largely dry with sunny spells and just the slight chance of a shower for much of central and southern England.

Over northern England, it will be a little less windy for Leeds festival goers with sunny spells, although cloud building during the afternoon could just about produce a light shower.

On Saturday it is expected to be generally dry in Reading with some decent sunshine and just the chance of an occasional shower. However, in Leeds there will be a mixture of sunshine and light showers.

Elsewhere across the UK there will be scattered showers and sunny spells, heaviest in west Wales and across north-west Scotland where they may turn into more persistent rain at times.

It will be increasingly windy across the UK with winds strengthening overnight Saturday and through Sunday which could perhaps test the solidarity of some the guy ropes on the festival tents.

Sunday will be another day of fresh winds and scattered showers, but showers becoming more confined to the east in the afternoon.

Monday is expected to be the best day of the Bank Holiday weekend as it will be largely dry with winds easing and some good periods of sunshine for most of the UK.