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British holidaymaker set to endure bank holiday traffic misery

Thursday 25 May 2017, By Autovolo

British holidaymaker set to endure bank holiday traffic misery

British holidaymaker set to endure bank holiday traffic misery

British holidaymakers are set to face traffic misery over the bank holiday weekend as 16.5 million leisure journeys take place.

Analysis by RAC Traffic Watch of 2,000 motorists’ travel plans has predicted that one million more journeys will be undertaken compared with the same period last year.

Bank holiday Monday is predicted to be the worst time to travel, with nearly five million journeys set to take place. However, traffic levels could also be high on Friday, with those looking to get away early mixing with normal commuter traffic.

RAC traffic spokesman Rod Dennis said: “While we’re expecting leisure journeys to reach a peak on bank holiday Monday, drivers should be warned that the roads are likely to see significant congestion on Friday 26th May as getaway traffic and everyday commuter traffic combines.

“We’re expecting it to be bumper-to-bumper from Friday lunchtime onwards on some of the country’s most popular routes.”

Met Office deputy chief meteorologist Dan Harris said: “We’re expecting lots of warm and sunny weather for the start of the bank holiday weekend with a chance temperatures may top 30C in places.

“If you’re planning a trip then make sure you plan for the hot weather, don’t forget sun cream as UV levels will be high, and plenty of water.”