The outlook for the August Bank Holiday weekend is bleak with rain, strikes and gridlock on the motorways predicted.

Drivers could face traffic jams on the motorway due to a raft of festivals and sporting events taking place.

Numerous rail services are also facing disruption due to engineering works, which means that there will be 3,428 replacement bus services running over the weekend.

However, Network Rail say that only 4.8 per cent fewer trains will run over the bank holiday compared to a normal weekend.

Eurotunnel services could face strikes this weekend as French workers are planning a walk-out on Saturday (August 27).

Eurotunnel says it will be operating a full service even if strikes do go ahead, but it has stopped taking new bookings for journey from France to the UK this weekend.

The outlook for the weather is also bleak.

Sky News weather presenter Sarah Pennock said: "Temperatures will be below average and it will be unseasonably wet and windy for the north-east of Scotland.

"In north England it will be breezy and cold. The best of the sunshine will be in south and south-west parts by Monday.

"It is not going to be a scorcher, but Monday will be the most promising day of the weekend."

She added: "Disappointingly, it is not until Tuesday when most of us head back to work that we will see the unsettled conditions easing."