Autumn Bank holidays 1971-2017

Figure 1 – Courtesy of Wetterzentrale

Here are the weather charts for the August Bank holiday since 1971 (fig 1), that was the year that they officially moved the old Bank holiday from the first Monday in August, to the last Monday in August to spread them out a bit. The Bank holiday in 1992 stands out a bit as being exceptionally cyclonic with westerly gales across Scotland on that day (fig 2), luckily, 2017 looks very likely to be the warmest one on record, good old Gravesend Broadness, where would be without you. The thumbnails in the grid are courtesy of Wetterzentrale , and are a combination of NCEP reanalysis charts before 2014 and GFS analysis after.

Figure 2