After what has turned into a very disappointing August - certainly when compared with June and July - summer will return to much of the country next week.
It’s often the case that the weather in early September improves significantly after an unsettled August – as was the case in 2012.
There’s relatively high confidence in the scenario too - most computer models develop high pressure for early September – with a suggestion of some very warm air drifting in from the continent later in the week.
The American model, for example, has temperatures approaching 80 degrees Fahrenheit across some central and southern areas of the country by Friday, with prolonged sunshine.
Longer term, models suggest more unsettled and much cooler conditions may return towards the middle of September – which again would be very similar to the pattern that developed in September 2012.