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Further blustery showers are forecast for the next few days across the UK and forecasters have dampened hopes of a Bank Holiday heatwave.

This weekend will see more sunshine than in recent days with maximum temperatures set to be 21C (69F) in the South about around 19C (66F) in the North.

Forecasters say there will be a “gradual improvement” in the weather over the next week but it is unlikely next weekend will see temperatures soaring.

Met Office forecaster Greg Dewhurst said: “We can’t get much worse, can we? We’ve had such wet and windy weather so far this month.”

He added: “It’s likely that Saturday right through to Wednesday, at least, will be summarised by sunny spells and showers.

“And hopefully from Thursday through the rest of the week those showers should start to become less, but a bit of uncertainty with exactly how less they will become as we head towards the Bank Holiday weekend.

“I’d say, overall, compared with the wet and windy weather we’ve had over the last few weeks, there is a gradual improvement over the next four or five days.

“But it is only a gradual improvement, rather than any heatwave or hot and sunny weather on the way.”

Mr Dewhurst said it was too far off to know with any certainty how the Bank Holiday weekend would be, but he said it was more likely to be “pleasant” rather than “hot and sunny”.

Singer Liam Payne was forced to cancel an outdoor charity concert in west London on Friday because of the wet weather.

Bookmaker Coral said it has suspended betting on this month being the wettest on record.

See the latest UK weather: The latest Sky News forecast

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