On Monday, many businesses across the country will be closed, and workers will be enjoying an extra day off work. This is for the summer bank holiday, which falls on Monday, August 26 this year. The next bank holiday is not until Christmas, so many will be making the most of this day off.
Summer bank holidays are often the time to head to the beach or park, have a barbecue or spend time with family and friends.
If you need to head to the supermarket to pick up some bank holiday essentials, here is a guide to Tesco’s opening hours.
Tesco stores are usually open from 7am to 10pm.
On the summer bank holiday, Monday in 2018, superstores and Tesco Metro branches were open from 9am to 6pm.
The supermarket will likely follow suit again this year, operating on hours more like a Sunday.
However, customers are advised to check their local store’s opening hours before travelling.
Hours could vary from store to store, so checking could save you time and energy.
You can do this by popping your postcode into the store finder tool on their website.
What will the weather be like this bank holiday?
Early forecasts predict it will be sunny, but with patchy cloud.
Temperatures could be in the low 20Cs, ranging from 16C to 21C.
The Met Office say in their long-range forecast that weather will be more settled than the first few weeks of August.
This will allow increasingly dry and bright weather to develop with rain and strong winds generally becoming confined to the north and northwest.
This is good news for those looking to head to Notting Hill Carnival, which takes place across the bank holiday weekend.
Notting Hill Carnival takes place on Sunday, August 25 and Monday, August, 26 in West London.
The next bank holiday for England ,Wales and Northern Ireland after summer bank holiday is Wednesday, December 25 – Christmas Day – followed by Thursday, December 26 – Boxing Day.
For Scotland, there is an extra bank holiday on Monday, December 2 in celebration of St Andrew’s Day.