It’s finally getting hot! Met Office says temperatures reach 19°C over May bank holiday weekend… and also predicts sunshine for King Charles’s coronation
Temperatures will rise to 19°C this bank holiday weekend, after parts of the UK saw temperatures below freezing overnight.
Britons should brace themselves for another bitterly cold and rainy day today before temperatures start to rise tomorrow.
It will be an overcast evening with bursts of rain most common in northern Scotland and northern and eastern England, but clearing eastwards overnight.
The weekend will be warm with some sunny spells, but many areas are expected to be cloudy with showers and light rain.
The weather for the King’s coronation weekend will be happy and glorious for many, with fine and dry conditions forecast.
Temperatures will rise to 19°C this bank holiday weekend, after parts of the UK saw temperatures below freezing overnight. Pictured: People enjoying the sunshine and scenery in the grounds of Cliveden House in Taplow, Berkshire, earlier this week
The weekend will be warm with some sunny spells, but many areas are expected to be cloudy with showers and light rain. Pictured: Volunteers take care of the gardens at Cliveden House on Tuesday
Temperatures for the upcoming weekend, the first May holiday, rise after a chilly week brought on by northerly winds from the Arctic
It was a bright start in the east this morning, but it will turn cloudy as rain spreads across most of the UK today.
Temperatures for the upcoming weekend, the first bank holiday in May, are rising after a chilly week brought on by northerly winds from the Arctic, with a high of 18C (64F) forecast in the southeast on Saturday and 15C (57F) as far north as Carlisle .
But the Met Office predicts low clouds in western areas “especially in the mornings.”
Tomorrow will be a mostly dry day with large cloud fields all around. During the day, however, the clouds break free to reveal periods of sunshine.
There is a chance of showers turning into longer downpours in northern Scotland and the Northern Isles. In the evening there are late sunny spells.
Rain is possible on Saturday and Sunday, especially in central and western parts of England and Wales, while Monday will be mostly dry.
“The cold conditions from earlier this week will last longest in the far north of Scotland, but the rest of the UK will see the transition to warmer, but more unsettled conditions,” Met Office Chief Meteorologist Steve Willington said yesterday.
“However, frost is still a possibility in central parts of the UK, where clouds are giving way to clear spells.”
Deputy Chief Meteorologist Chris Almond added: ‘By Friday temperatures will have risen so we will see readings around 18-21C in parts of the UK.
“The upcoming holiday weekend itself will be a mix of clearer conditions and showers. These showers are the heaviest on Saturday and are most common in the west.
Most locations can expect at least some showers on Sunday, while on Monday’s bank holiday, the focus for showers is more to the east, with drier conditions elsewhere. Temperatures will be reasonable and above average.’