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Bank holiday weather in May: Met Office gives verdict – see forecast near you

The Met Office forecasts temperatures will likely be above normal for most of the country, with overcast weather interspersed with strong sunshine – but what will the weather be like where you are?

Brits can still expect dry weather and plenty of spring sunshine over the bank holiday weekend
Brits can still expect dry weather and plenty of spring sunshine over the bank holiday weekend

Brits are unlikely to see another scorcher over the May bank holiday but can still expect dry weather and plenty of spring sunshine.

The Met Office forecasts temperatures are likely to be above normal, in the low teens, across most of the country.

The forecast added that “much of the South is likely to continue to experience dry and sunny spells,” while “parts of the North will experience more cloudy conditions.”

There may be light showers in the north in the first days of May.

Winds are expected to remain light but there is also a chance of late season frosts across the UK with nights remaining cold.







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The outlook for Friday and Saturday is to remain “generally dry with periods of light or sunny weather and varying amounts of cloud”.

It will feel “nicely warm in the afternoon”.

For Sunday and Monday, the Met Office says: “In early May, much of the south is expected to experience prolonged drought and sunshine.

“Parts of the north and west are more likely to become cloudier, with mainly light rain or showers at times.

“Winds are expected to remain light and temperatures to remain above average for most, but parts of the South East may experience colder mornings and some late season frosts.”

The Met Office’s Grahame Madge said: “We already have a slightly unpredictable weather pattern.

“Today and Friday high pressure areas are expected to disappear over the UK and in their place air will come over Scotland from the north and move further south.

“This air is warm but brings wet conditions and on Saturday the showers can be quite heavy in Scotland.”







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Mr Madge added: “Monday is an improving picture as skies begin to clear.

“There will be some cold patches but sunshine in April and May is more intense than earlier in the year in February, so there is a chance it will break through the clouds and bring slightly higher than expected temperatures.

“It will be mostly cloudy with little chance of rain.

“There is certainly nothing to stop people going out for a day on any part of the bank holiday weekend. It will be reasonably comfortable for most.

“It will be cloudy but good chance of breaking through the clouds as the sun could be quite strong.”







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northwest

Saturday will be a dry day with many warm sunny spells. Patchy rain is expected on Saturday evening, which will continue in places until Sunday.

Then it gets lighter again for the public holiday Monday.

northeast

Saturday will be mostly light and calm. Clouds will gather overnight on Sunday with rain showers.

On Sunday and Monday it will be mostly cloudy, with more isolated rain or showers, but also some sunny intervals.







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Met Office weather forecast for Saturday 30 April
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midland

The East Midlands will be fair and bright on Saturday. Then Sunday will be cloudy, with bursts of patchy rain pushing south.

On Monday it will remain cloudy, with more scattered rain or showers and some clearer periods later.

The night will feel

In the West Midlands it will be dry on Saturday with many warm sunny spells.

On Sunday it will be cloudier, maybe with some drizzle. On the bank holiday Monday it will be lighter again with occasional showers.

London and South East

On Friday the day starts out generally overcast with downpours developing to give some lighter spells in the afternoon.

It will be chilly overnight as clouds clear with a patchy frost at dawn. The maximum temperature is 14 °C.

Conditions are expected to be dry and bright on Saturday, but will become cloudier on Sunday with perhaps intermittent light rain.

On Monday, conditions will remain rather cloudy with the possibility of showers or more rain. Some cool nights.







Temperature map from the Met Office for Sunday 1st May
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Weather forecast from the Met Office for Sunday 1st May
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southwest

Saturday will be dry with many warm sunny spells.

On Sunday it will be cloudier, maybe with some drizzle. Then it will be lighter again for the bank holiday Monday, with occasional showers.

Wales

On Saturday it will remain dry with lots of warm sunshine.

In the night to Saturday it rains selectively and lasts until Sunday.

Holiday Monday is getting brighter again.







Weather forecast from the Met Office for Monday 2 May
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Temperature map from the Met Office for Monday 2 May
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Scotland

On Saturday it will be overcast with rain or drizzle.

Sunday will be a cloudy and wet start but will be dry and light with mostly dry weather on Monday.

Higher temperatures of between 14C and 15C are forecast for areas in the north such as Newcastle and parts of Scotland on Sunday.

Hay fever levels in Scotland will be low at the start of the weekend and rise to medium levels for many areas.

Northern Ireland

On Saturday it will start dry, but rain showers will spread to the southeast.

Sunday will be cloudy and humid, but getting lighter and Monday will be mostly dry.

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