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Early May bank holiday celebrations are in full swing after boozy revellers hit the town last night to kick off a three-day weekend.

Temperatures could reach up to 18C (64.4F) on Monday, although they are not expected to return to the highs seen earlier in the month, as rain gives way to dry weather across the country.

The long weekend saw partygoers hit the UK’s pubs, bars and clubs, with Britain set for a ‘mixed bag’ of spring weather including sunshine and rain. 

Many revellers donned tiny dresses and crop tops in Leeds and Birmingham despite the cooler temperatures, with others wearing fancy dress for the occasion. 

This month has been the latest in the string of dry Aprils, with rainfall about 35 per cent lower than average, according to the Met Office.

Most areas will experience rain on Saturday or Sunday as a low pressure system moves down from Scotland and Northern Ireland, but this will be followed by a spell of milder weather.

Revellers hit the streets of Birmingham city centre as they started the May Bank Holiday weekend with a bang

Revellers hit the streets of Birmingham city centre as they started the May Bank Holiday weekend with a bang

Revellers hit the streets of Birmingham city centre as they started the May Bank Holiday weekend with a bang

Partygoers took advantage of the warm temperatures to wear skimpy outfits as they made their way to and from clubs on Friday night

Partygoers took advantage of the warm temperatures to wear skimpy outfits as they made their way to and from clubs on Friday night

Partygoers took advantage of the warm temperatures to wear skimpy outfits as they made their way to and from clubs on Friday night

Police were also out in force ahead of the bank holiday weekend with trouble caused by booze expected in city centres

Police were also out in force ahead of the bank holiday weekend with trouble caused by booze expected in city centres

Police were also out in force ahead of the bank holiday weekend with trouble caused by booze expected in city centres

The Bank Holiday weekend party started at the Astoria nightclub in Portsmouth, Hampshire and adjoining Mr Miyagi's bar on Friday night

The Bank Holiday weekend party started at the Astoria nightclub in Portsmouth, Hampshire and adjoining Mr Miyagi's bar on Friday night

The Bank Holiday weekend party started at the Astoria nightclub in Portsmouth, Hampshire and adjoining Mr Miyagi’s bar on Friday night

Revellers in Leeds kicked off the bank holiday on Friday night donned in golf and tennis attire

Revellers in Leeds kicked off the bank holiday on Friday night donned in golf and tennis attire

Revellers in Leeds kicked off the bank holiday on Friday night donned in golf and tennis attire

Temperatures could reach up to 18C (64.4F) on Monday, although they are not expected to return to the highs seen earlier in the month, as rain gives way to dry weather across the country (Revellers, one barefoot, enjoy a night out in Leeds city centre)

Temperatures could reach up to 18C (64.4F) on Monday, although they are not expected to return to the highs seen earlier in the month, as rain gives way to dry weather across the country (Revellers, one barefoot, enjoy a night out in Leeds city centre)

Temperatures could reach up to 18C (64.4F) on Monday, although they are not expected to return to the highs seen earlier in the month, as rain gives way to dry weather across the country (Revellers, one barefoot, enjoy a night out in Leeds city centre)

The long weekend saw partygoers hit the UK's pubs, bars and clubs, with Britain set for a 'mixed bag' of spring weather including sunshine and rain

The long weekend saw partygoers hit the UK's pubs, bars and clubs, with Britain set for a 'mixed bag' of spring weather including sunshine and rain

The long weekend saw partygoers hit the UK’s pubs, bars and clubs, with Britain set for a ‘mixed bag’ of spring weather including sunshine and rain

Many revellers donned tiny dresses and crop tops in Leeds and Birmingham despite the cooler temperatures, with others wearing fancy dress for the occasion

Many revellers donned tiny dresses and crop tops in Leeds and Birmingham despite the cooler temperatures, with others wearing fancy dress for the occasion

Many revellers donned tiny dresses and crop tops in Leeds and Birmingham despite the cooler temperatures, with others wearing fancy dress for the occasion

According to Met Office forecaster Richard Miles, the south-east of England might be spared these April showers, depending on when the ‘dawdling’ weather system ‘peters out’.

‘Most places are going to see some fine periods over the weekend and some reasonable spring weather,’ he said.

‘It’s not a washout and it’s not a heatwave. After the rain band passes on Monday, it might be dry enough for a barbecue. It’s not going to be beating down but you will see some gaps in the cloud.’

Predicted highs of below 20C (68F) may prove a disappointment to some after the Easter heatwave. On Good Friday, the temperature recorded at St James’ Park in London was higher than in Ibiza.

‘What we’ve seen this month is a long period of time with the UK under the influence of high pressure, bringing calm and settled weather, especially in the south,’ the National Climate Information Centre’s Dr Mark McCarthy said.

However, this weekend’s ‘mixed bag of spring weather’ – which Mr Miles called ‘pretty standard’ for late April – marks a return to normality after last year’s bank holiday washout.

This month has been the latest in the string of dry Aprils, with rainfall about 35 per cent lower than average, according to the Met Office (a young lad struggles to hold his booze at a bus stop in Leeds)

This month has been the latest in the string of dry Aprils, with rainfall about 35 per cent lower than average, according to the Met Office (a young lad struggles to hold his booze at a bus stop in Leeds)

This month has been the latest in the string of dry Aprils, with rainfall about 35 per cent lower than average, according to the Met Office (a young lad struggles to hold his booze at a bus stop in Leeds)

Most areas will experience rain on Saturday or Sunday as a low pressure system moves down from Scotland and Northern Ireland, but this will be followed by a spell of milder weather (Birmingham city centre)

Most areas will experience rain on Saturday or Sunday as a low pressure system moves down from Scotland and Northern Ireland, but this will be followed by a spell of milder weather (Birmingham city centre)

Most areas will experience rain on Saturday or Sunday as a low pressure system moves down from Scotland and Northern Ireland, but this will be followed by a spell of milder weather (Birmingham city centre)

It is expected thousands of Revellers will enjoy the latest bank holiday weekend (this young lady donned a pink corset top in Birmingham)

It is expected thousands of Revellers will enjoy the latest bank holiday weekend (this young lady donned a pink corset top in Birmingham)

It is expected thousands of Revellers will enjoy the latest bank holiday weekend (this young lady donned a pink corset top in Birmingham)

According to Met Office forecaster Richard Miles, the south-east of England might be spared these April showers, depending on when the 'dawdling' weather system 'peters out' (pictured: Revellers hit the streets of Birmingham city centre)

According to Met Office forecaster Richard Miles, the south-east of England might be spared these April showers, depending on when the 'dawdling' weather system 'peters out' (pictured: Revellers hit the streets of Birmingham city centre)

According to Met Office forecaster Richard Miles, the south-east of England might be spared these April showers, depending on when the ‘dawdling’ weather system ‘peters out’ (pictured: Revellers hit the streets of Birmingham city centre)

'Most places are going to see some fine periods over the weekend and some reasonable spring weather,' he said

'Most places are going to see some fine periods over the weekend and some reasonable spring weather,' he said

‘Most places are going to see some fine periods over the weekend and some reasonable spring weather,’ he said

'It's not a washout and it's not a heatwave. After the rain band passes on Monday, it might be dry enough for a barbecue. It's not going to be beating down but you will see some gaps in the cloud'

'It's not a washout and it's not a heatwave. After the rain band passes on Monday, it might be dry enough for a barbecue. It's not going to be beating down but you will see some gaps in the cloud'

‘It’s not a washout and it’s not a heatwave. After the rain band passes on Monday, it might be dry enough for a barbecue. It’s not going to be beating down but you will see some gaps in the cloud’

Predicted highs of below 20C (68F) may prove a disappointment to some after the Easter heatwave. On Good Friday, the temperature recorded at St James' Park in London was higher than in Ibiza (a girl does a cartwheel in Leeds)

Predicted highs of below 20C (68F) may prove a disappointment to some after the Easter heatwave. On Good Friday, the temperature recorded at St James' Park in London was higher than in Ibiza (a girl does a cartwheel in Leeds)

Predicted highs of below 20C (68F) may prove a disappointment to some after the Easter heatwave. On Good Friday, the temperature recorded at St James’ Park in London was higher than in Ibiza (a girl does a cartwheel in Leeds)

'What we've seen this month is a long period of time with the UK under the influence of high pressure, bringing calm and settled weather, especially in the south,' the National Climate Information Centre's Dr Mark McCarthy said

'What we've seen this month is a long period of time with the UK under the influence of high pressure, bringing calm and settled weather, especially in the south,' the National Climate Information Centre's Dr Mark McCarthy said

‘What we’ve seen this month is a long period of time with the UK under the influence of high pressure, bringing calm and settled weather, especially in the south,’ the National Climate Information Centre’s Dr Mark McCarthy said

Revellers make the most of Friday night out in Soho, central London as the May Bank Holiday begins

Revellers make the most of Friday night out in Soho, central London as the May Bank Holiday begins

Revellers make the most of Friday night out in Soho, central London as the May Bank Holiday begins

2000 people packed out the venues including Portsmouth University students and Navy personnel. With five bars and four rooms of music across the two venues and stage performers meant for a big party at the most popular venue in the city

2000 people packed out the venues including Portsmouth University students and Navy personnel. With five bars and four rooms of music across the two venues and stage performers meant for a big party at the most popular venue in the city

2000 people packed out the venues including Portsmouth University students and Navy personnel. With five bars and four rooms of music across the two venues and stage performers meant for a big party at the most popular venue in the city

However, this weekend's 'mixed bag of spring weather' - which Mr Miles called 'pretty standard' for late April - marks a return to normality after last year's bank holiday washout

However, this weekend's 'mixed bag of spring weather' - which Mr Miles called 'pretty standard' for late April - marks a return to normality after last year's bank holiday washout

However, this weekend’s ‘mixed bag of spring weather’ – which Mr Miles called ‘pretty standard’ for late April – marks a return to normality after last year’s bank holiday washout

Source: Daily Mail

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