UK weather forecast: Jubilee Bank Holiday threatens WASHOUT as ‘heavy rain’ could hit

All eyes are on the bank holiday weekend weather forecast, but bad news could be on the horizon as the Met Office warns the forthcoming Platinum Jubilee could be a wet one

The Platinum Jubilee weekend could be a flop
The Platinum Jubilee weekend could be a flop

As the Queen’s platinum jubilee celebrations draw closer, all eyes are on the weather forecast for the bank holiday weekend – but bad news could be on the horizon.

While early predictions were optimistic that next weekend could be the hottest of the year, with highs of up to 28C, more recent predictions have cast doubt on hopes of sunny barbecue weather.

Now the Met Office is warning the anniversary forecast is a “loose cannon” and has the potential to become a “heavy rain” washout.

Deputy Chief Meteorologist Chris Bulmer said: “After a fine day for most on Saturday and some on Sunday, fairly cooler and more unsettled conditions are set to settle into Monday.

Bank Holiday weekend weather is a ‘loose cannon’


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“After a chilly start to the week, temperatures are expected to return to around average as the week progresses. What we’re keeping an eye on for the second part of the week is how far north that warm plume of air is coming.

“This brings with it the potential for patchy outbursts of heavy rain.

“There is still a lot to be decided for the prognosis for the anniversary weekend. All in all it looks like after a rainy start, although still good in places, high pressure is trying to build up from the west bringing calmer and drier weather at least for some.”

There is “potential for heavy rain in places”


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Meanwhile, Met Office forecaster Aidan McGivern added that the bank holiday weekend forecast remains a “loose cannon”.

“It will wriggle around pretty randomly, making it difficult to predict its behavior,” he said.

“Some computer models suggest the low is heading towards us from the Southwest late next week to bring widespread showers and outbreaks of rain from the Southwest.

“Higher pressure towards the northwest, lower pressure towards the east, but other computer models suggest we keep higher pressure to the west and lower pressure to the east.”

It is a particularly difficult weather to predict


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UK forecast for the next 5 days

sunshine and showers.


Some showers initially, particularly in the north of West England and Wales, otherwise a dry start with intermittent sunshine. Showers then develop more broadly, with an emphasis on some heavier ones with risk of hail and thunder in the south.

This evening:

Drought with clear spells in the south, with patchy fog and rural grass frost. Mixture of clear periods and isolated showers in the north and west.


Sunny spells and isolated showers, partly heavy in the north, risk of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Temperatures near or slightly below average.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Fairly chilly with a mix of sunshine and showers, some heavy with hail and thunder. On Thursday it will be mostly dry with lots of sunshine and warmer weather.

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