Attraction owner says better weather next week comes at ‘critical time’ as school holidays draw to a close.

North Devon is set to experience a mix of sunshine and showers this bank holiday weekend.

There is some uncertainty surrounding the forecast, with the Met Office predicting a mix of thundery showers turning into sunshine next week.

By Monday much of the country will see a mix of sunshine and showers, as the jet slowly clears east, allowing better weather to come in from the west.

The UK's weather will be more in the way of drier and sunnier by the middle of next week as high pressure builds.

Rick Turner, who runs The BIG Sheep and Atlantis Adventure Park, said: "I am delighted that the forecast is picking up for the last week of the school holidays, this will make a huge difference to last minute bookings at this critical time.

"This summer has been pretty mixed but the last week is looking much better.

"The visitor numbers have been excellent over the holidays and the all weather attractions are obviously very busy when the weather is not great, but as long as we get some days on the beach as part of the holiday mix our visitors still greatly enjoy the South West holiday experience."

The Bank Holiday weekend also coincides with some of the largest astronomical UK tides for the past 20 years.

However, as well as bringing some sunshine, the high pressure will also help to minimise any impacts from the high tides.

Deputy meteorologist Jason Kelly said: "Although the high pressure will bring some more settled conditions and sunshine by the middle of next week for will be accompanied by winds from the north, which means temperatures are likely to be a bit cooler than average, particularly at night, with chilly evenings and locally overnight frosts possible."