Brits have mixed weather ahead, with “plenty of fine weather” and muggy highs of up to 17C, as well as some gloomier skies for other parts of the country
This bank holiday weekend will prove to be mixed weather wise, with southerners enjoying sunshine and high temperatures before a low pressure system creeps down from the north.
Meanwhile, those in the North and North West are experiencing the opposite reversal of fortunes, starting out wet and windy and being spoiled with some sunshine later in the weekend.
The remnants of a high pressure system will still linger over England and Wales on Saturday meaning a chilly start to the day but generally fine weather with sunny spells.
The Met Office’s Alex Deakin says it’s shaping up to be a “pretty good looking Saturday” for the South, with highs crossing into the late teens.
It’s a very different story for Scotland, with the Weather Bureau forecasting a very wet day with strong winds for the Highlands and the Western Isles and maximum temperatures of 13C.
Rain is expected to transition from Northern Ireland to central Scotland, spreading south and east by the end of the day.
Gloomy weather will move south into Saturday night, bringing cloud but higher evening temperatures and a reduced chance of frost by Sunday morning.
Showers are likely across England and Wales but the South East may escape the rain entirely.
Meanwhile, Scotland and Northern Ireland will enjoy warmer temperatures and sunshine on Sunday with possible highs of up to 17C.
Unfortunately for England and Wales, mercury will ‘at best’ fall back into the low teens – but temperatures should rise again on Monday to allow Brits to make the most of the bank holidays, with highs of 17C and bursts of sunshine expected.
“Much dry weather is expected on Monday, with most areas seeing only scattered showers and mild temperatures, largely in the mid-teens,” said David Oliver, the Met Office’s deputy chief meteorologist.
“There’s going to be a lot of nice weather, you just have to pick your day,” Alex said of the bank holiday weekend as a whole.
“It really depends on whether you get the cloud or the sunshine what kind of weather you’re going to have on Bank Holiday Monday. The devil is in the details.”
Forecasts for the following week remain patchy this far ahead, but rain and clouds are expected in the north on Tuesday, while the south is likely to remain dry – a pattern likely to be repeated for the remainder of the week.
The temperature in southern areas is likely to be “above normal” as of Tuesday, the Met Office said.
UK forecast for the next 5 days
Mostly fair today, rain spreading across the north on Saturday.
Dry again in most places, although scattered afternoon showers are possible across Scotland. After a touch of frost in places, some warm afternoon sunshine in central and western parts, while some south-eastern parts of England will be cooler and cloudier.
Clear skies mean patchy frost and fog, particularly in some central and eastern parts of England. Stronger winds will later bring clouds and rain to the extreme north-west.
Clouds and rain will gradually spread over many northern areas, with some relatively heavy, sustained downpours for the northwestern hills. Much of England and Wales will be fine with some warm sunshine.
Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:
Rain or showers for many on Sunday as it gets lighter in Scotland. After that rather cloudy with occasional showers, also some brightening. Mild nights, almost normal temperatures during the day. Breeze.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/uk-weather-forecast-brits-mixed-26828189 UK weather forecast: Brits will be mixed ahead of a balmy 17C on Bank Holiday Monday