It’s finally going to get warm! Met Office says May bank holiday weekend will see temperatures rise as high as 19C… and predicts sunshine for King Charles’ coronation too
Temperatures will rise as high as 19C this bank holiday weekend, after parts of the UK saw sub zero temperatures overnight.
Britons should brace for another battle bitter cold and rainy day before temperatures begin to climb tomorrow.
It will be a cloudy evening with outbreaks of rain which will be most frequent across northern Scotland and northern and eastern England however it will clear eastwards overnight.
The weekend will be warm with some spells of sunshine but many areas are expected to be cloudy with showers and light rain. Weather for the King’s Coronation weekend is set to be happy and glorious for many, with fine and dry conditions predicted.
Temperatures will rise as high as 19C this bank holiday weekend, after parts of the UK saw sub zero temperatures overnight. Pictured: People enjoy the sunshine and scenery in the grounds of Cliveden House in Taplow, Berkshire earlier this week
The weekend will be warm with some spells of sunshine but many areas are expected to be cloudy with showers and light rain. Pictured: Volunteers tend to the gardens at Cliveden House on Tuesday
Temperatures for the coming weekend, the first May Bank Holiday, are on the rise after a chilly week brought by northerly winds from the Arctic
Temperatures for the coming weekend, the first May Bank Holiday, are on the rise after a chilly week brought by northerly winds from the Arctic, with a maximum of 18C (64F) predicted in the south east on Saturday and 15C (57F) as far north as Carlisle.
But the Met Office predicts low cloud in western areas ‘particularly in the mornings’. Rain is possible on Saturday and Sunday, mostly in central and western areas of England and Wales, while Monday is due to be mostly dry.
Met Office Chief Meteorologist Steve Willington said: ‘The cold conditions from earlier in the week will linger longest in the far north of Scotland but the rest of the UK will see the transition to warmer, but more unsettled conditions. However, frost is still a possibility in central areas of the UK where cloud gives way to clearer spells.
‘Following on from Wednesday’s largely cloudy conditions, two areas of rain will move in overnight. Western Scotland and the South West will see the first rainfall, which could be heavy at times. In Scotland there is a chance of transient mountain snow as the rain band spreading from the west bumps into the colder air to the north and east.’