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BRITS will face mixed weather this weekend as spring remains unsettled – but Saturday could see temperatures reach 20C.

According to the Met Office, the weather will paint a mixed picture for the bank holiday weekend. The department stated: “High-pressure has been largely dominant over the UK in recent days, bringing a good deal of dry, fine weather and some sunny spells.

“Whilst the fine weather will continue in the south on Saturday, a low-pressure system will introduce cloud and outbreaks of rain for much of Scotland and Northern Ireland with some blustery winds in exposed coastal areas.”

Despite this, on Saturday temperatures could reach into the early 20s.

Barcelona is due to be cooler than the UK this weekend, with maximum temperatures reaching 20C on Friday and Saturday.

Forecasting for the bank holiday weekend in the UK, Netweather forecaster Jo Farrow said: “Temperatures look to stay in the mid to high teens, perhaps just managing 20 or 21C at the very start of May.

“Through Saturday a small low pressure rolls in from the northwest, disrupting the steady, settled weather within the high pressure.

“However the high is well established and holds on.

“The low loses its identity and the rain that arrives during Saturday will weaken and fade over western Britain and Northern Ireland on Sunday morning.

“This small Saturday low looks to pull some milder air over Ireland and northern Britain, so a change from the cold flow from the north at least.”

Read our UK weather live blog below for the latest updates…

  • Unsettled conditions for the north next week

    The north and northwest of England may witness unsettled conditions next week.

    Central areas are also forecast to experience such weather too, with outbreaks of rain.

    According to the Met Office, low cloud and fog potentially may affect coastal areas, especially in the northwest.

    For the rest of the week, the north-south divide is likely to remain.

    Temperatures are anticipated to be close to or above normal throughout.

  • Brits set for heavier showers next week

    Cloudy conditions and scattered showers are expected for most Brits in the middle of next week.

    The Met Office reports that the anticipated showers could get even heavier during the afternoons.

    Breezy weather is forecast for those in the northwest.

    Bright and settled weather is set to come towards the end of next week.

    However, there still could be a few showers.

  • Cloudy outlook for most Brits next week

    Showers and coastal fog patches are on their way for most Brits next week.

    According to the Met Office, Monday to Wednesday could start off rather cloudy.

    Temperatures are set to be around average.

    There could also be some sunny spells with light winds.

    The northeast should be cool for a time.

  • Brits set for mixed weather on Sunday, claims Met Office

    Saturday’s sunshine is not set to last into Sunday, with England and Wales set to experience cloudy and cooler weather.

    There is also expected to be some occasional rain or drizzle.

    However, it will ease later on in the day, away from the southwest.

    Scotland and Northern Ireland are set to enjoy drier but cloudy weather.

    They may have the odd light shower.

  • Windy weather expected in Scotland and Northern Ireland

    With England and Wales seeing some warm sunshine, Scotland and Northern Ireland are set to experience windier weather with rain.

    According to the Met Office, some of that windy weather is set to reach northern England and north Wales.

    The rain may even get somewhat heavy too.

    However, it is set to be much cooler in those parts of the country than on Friday.

    The warmest part of the country today should be the southeast.

  • Bookies slash odds

    Bookies are remaining confident this coming May could be the hottest on record.

    And Ladbrokes have slashed their odds for the second time this week on 2022 playing host to the hottest summer on record.

    Having been a 2/1 shot at the start of the week, it’s now just 6/4 with the bookies for the hottest summer EVER to be recorded this year.

    Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Brits will soon be basking in record-breaking temperatures, if the latest odds are anything to go by.”

  • Edinburgh Saturday to Tuesday forecast

    A dry and bright start for most but there will be thick cloud with outbreaks of rain spreading southeast from around late morning or early afternoon.

    It will become breezy with maximum temperatures of 13 °C as the day goes on.

    A damp start to Sunday but becoming mainly dry.

    Largely cloudy on Monday and Tuesday with a few showers.

  • Coldest May in 25 years

    BRITAIN is set to feel the coldest May in 25 years according to weather experts as the mercury plummets following a hot end to April.

    Following a balmy weekend of weather that saw London become hotter than the Algarve, the UK is set to feel cooler temperatures and even a risk of frost.

    Talking to the Mirror, former BBC and Met Office meteorologist John Hammond says the UK’s weather “will go into reverse” this week.

    He said:  “The mercury will go into reverse, with a cooler trend to end April. Fresh waves of Arctic air mean a good chance, even across southern Britain, of temperatures falling close to or below freezing.”

    Mr Hammond added: “One or two wintry showers are not ruled out later in the week, most likely on higher ground in the North.”

  • London Saturday to Tuesday forecast

    Fine and dry Saturday, with bright or sunny spells, once any early morning fog patches clear.

    Feeling slightly warmer in the evening with light winds with maximum temperatures of 17 °C.

    Sunday will be cloudy, with outbreaks of rain and drizzle.

    Some bright or sunny spells Monday and Tuesday, but also a few showers.

  • “Temperatures most likely above normal for all areas”

    With predictions May could be the hottest on record, the Met Office has forecast dry conditions for the start of May – continuing throughout the middle before turning towards the end of the month.

    Its long range forecast reads:” Settled conditions look likely to continue dominating through mid-May across southern areas, with a lot of dry weather.

    “Meanwhile, spells of rain may affect northern areas.

    “Towards the end of May it is expected to turn more unsettled, with sunshine and showers, some of these likely heavy and thundery, for many parts of the country.

    “Some drier days are still possible, as is usual for late spring.

    “Temperatures most likely above normal for all areas, with an increased chance of warm spells.”

  • Top tip on what to plant during the weekend

    If you want Nasturtium plants to bloom this summer, get them planted between March and June. 

    Nasturtium plants produce bright orange, red or yellow flowers – perfect for a colourful garden.

    Gardeners’ World said: “They’re also a magnet for bees and are great for growing amongst your veg – they’ll lure white butterflies away from cabbages and aphids away from beans.

  • Sunday to Monday forecast

    For Sunday and Monday the Met Office says: “Throughout the start of May, much of the south is likely to see continuing dry and sunny spells.

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

  • Nights will remain cold

    Night time temperatures in the south though are expected to remain cold and there is a prospect of frost in sheltered rural areas.

    The outlook for the early part of the weekend is for it to remain “generally dry with bright or sunny periods and variable amounts of cloud” on the Friday and Saturday.

    There is a chance of frosts in rural areas, but it will feel “pleasantly warm during the afternoons”.

  • Bank Holiday to be hotter than MADEIRA

    Brits are set to soak up the sunshine this Bank Holiday weekend as temperatures soar to 17C – hotter than MADEIRA.

    The sunny spell will kickstart today as many eye up a trip to the beach.

    It’s even set to be warmer than Madeira at points over the coming days, with tourist hotspot forecast rain showers.

    As Brits enjoy a three-day weekend as the calendar flips to May, it’s due to be dry in most places with the odd shower breaking through.

    The Met Office said: “Throughout the start of May, much of the South is likely to see continuing dry and sunny spells.”

  • Pictured: Brits pile into Manchester Airport for bank holiday getaways

    Brits are on their way to start a long May Bank Holiday weekend – and the usual travel chaos is unfolding.

    This eye-popping image shows hundreds of Brits cramming into the Departures terminal at Manchester Airport this morning.

    Large queues are already forming at airports, railway stations, ports, and on roads as members of the public try to escape.

  • Thank you for reading the blog this evening. Joe Gamp will be back with you tomorrow morning.

  • Mixed picture for Bank Holiday weekend

    Brits are in for a mixed bag of weather this May Bank Holiday, the Met Office has said.

    Deputy Chief Meteorologist David Oliver said: “It is a different mix of weather this bank holiday weekend after what has been a largely settled week for the UK.

    “The high-pressure that has been dominating the UK in recent days will move away to the south, allowing a low-pressure system to move in from the northwest.

    “This will bring with it some more unsettled weather with showers or some longer spells of rain across the north on Saturday and then southern areas on Sunday.

    “A good deal of dry weather is expected on Monday with most areas only seeing some isolated showers and mild temperatures, widely in the mid-teens.”

  • Weather for the next few days

    Tomorrow’s weather: Any early patches of mist will soon clear. It will then be dry with spells of sunshine across England and Wales.

    There will be cloudy skies across Scotland and Northern Ireland bringing rain which will be locally heavy and persistent and spread southwards northern England and Wales during the day.

    UK weather outlook for Sunday and Monday: Sunday will be overcast and wet with cloudy skies and patchy outbreaks of rain and drizzle which will ease and clear to reveal scattered showers later in the day.

    Monday will be mainly dry however there will be large areas of cloud cover around and a chance of a few isolated showers developing

  • Tonight’s weather

    A largely dry evening with late spells of sunshine and daytime showers will soon ease and clear.

    Cloud will build across Scotland and Northern Ireland overnight and will spread into northern England. Outbreaks of rain and drizzle will push into Northern Ireland and western Scotland by dawn.

  • Long range forecast for May

    With predictions May could be the hottest on record, the Met Office has forecast dry conditions for the start of May – continuing throughout the middle before turning towards the end of the month.

    Its long range forecast reads: “Settled conditions look likely to continue dominating through mid-May across southern areas, with a lot of dry weather.

    “Meanwhile, spells of rain may affect northern areas.

    “Towards the end of May it is expected to turn more unsettled, with sunshine and showers, some of these likely heavy and thundery, for many parts of the country.

    “Some drier days are still possible, as is usual for late spring.

    “Temperatures most likely above normal for all areas, with an increased chance of warm spells.”

  • Bookies on the hottest May in records

    Bookies are remaining confident this coming May could be the hottest on record.

    And Ladbrokes have slashed their odds for the second time this week on 2022 playing host to the hottest summer on record.

    Having been a 2/1 shot at the start of the week, it’s now just 6/4 with the bookies for the hottest summer EVER to be recorded this year.

    Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Brits will soon be basking in record-breaking temperatures, if the latest odds are anything to go by.”

  • Bank Holiday to be hotter than MADEIRA

    BRITS are set to soak up the sunshine this Bank Holiday weekend as temperatures soar to 17C – hotter than MADEIRA.

    It’s even set to be warmer than Madeira at points over the coming days, with tourist hotspot forecast rain showers.

    As Brits enjoy a three-day weekend as the calendar flips to May, it’s due to be dry in most places with the odd shower breaking through.

    The Met Office said: “Throughout the start of May, much of the South is likely to see continuing dry and sunny spells.”

    The heat will be higher than the average temperature of 12C typical for this time of year, according to the Met Office.

  • Evening, Milica Cosic now taking over this blog. I’ll be with you until 10pm tonight.

  • Bookies slash odds

    Bookies are remaining confident this coming May could be the hottest on record.

    And Ladbrokes have slashed their odds for the second time this week on 2022 playing host to the hottest summer on record.

    Having been a 2/1 shot at the start of the week, it’s now just 6/4 with the bookies for the hottest summer EVER to be recorded this year.

    Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Brits will soon be basking in record-breaking temperatures, if the latest odds are anything to go by.”

  • High pollen warnings for the weekend

    Pollen levels will be high this weekend with warnings coming for Friday and Saturday.

    It is expected that both tree and grass pollen will be airborne.

Source: thesun

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