What is the latest UK weather forecast for the spring bank holiday weekend?

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Meteorological experts are predicting sun for the spring holiday

IT’S the second bank holiday of May, meaning lots of us are planning on outdoor activities or a trip to the seaside.

But will the rain hold off for the spring bank holiday? Here’s all you need to know…

Brits will be hoping to soak up the sun this weekend – but here’s the likelihood of that happening

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Brits will be hoping to soak up the sun this weekend – but here’s the likelihood of that happening

What is the weather forecast for the spring bank holiday?

As it stands, meteorological experts believe that there will be mixed weather throughout the weekend.

The Met Office predict it will be “dry at first with increasing amounts of sunshine, and becoming very warm or hot for many.

“However, an increasing chance of thundery showers moving into western areas on Saturday.

“The more likely scenario is for rather mixed conditions during the Bank Holiday, with showery outbreaks of rain, perhaps heavy and thundery, but also some brighter spells.

“Temperatures are likely to be down compared to earlier on in the weekend, although it should stay rather warm and humid, especially in the southeast.

“Meanwhile, it will probably be cooler and fresher in the north and west, where we may see windier conditions.”

Sunseekers are predicted to enjoy high temperatures… but a bit of rain may dampen their spirits

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Sunseekers are predicted to enjoy high temperatures… but a bit of rain may dampen their spirits

Accuweather gives a similar verdict, suggesting that Saturday will have highs of 23 degrees but may see thunderstorms.

The website estimates that Sunday will be slightly cooler with “a couple of thunderstorms”, with the same risk of rain carrying through to the Monday.

How does the forecast look for the rest of the week?

The Met Office predicts: “Into next week, we will generally see a mixture of sunshine and showers, particularly across the northwest.

“However, we may hold on to drier, brighter and perhaps warmer conditions in the far southeast, although some thundery showers are possible.”

Accuweather believes that the rest of the week will bring warm temperatures but mixed weather.

While they estimate it will stay dry until Wednesday, rain showers are expected for the remaining days of the week.

On June 1, the sunny weather is expected to draw to a close for a few days

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On June 1, the sunny weather is expected to draw to a close for a few days

When are the next bank holidays?

There are two bank holidays in May, the first fell on May 1 and the second will take place on May 29.

The final summer bank holiday takes place on the last Monday in August – this year August 28.

This year’s Christmas bank holidays will fall on Monday December 25 and Tuesday December 26.

Next public and bank holidays in the UK

Monday May 1 2017

Monday May 29 2017

Monday August 28 2017

Monday December 25 2017

Tuesday December 26 2017

Monday January 1 2018

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