Brace for the Bank Holiday Washout: Heavy Showers and Thunderstorms Forecasted

Brace for the Bank Holiday Washout: Heavy Showers and Thunderstorms Forecasted


Millions of individuals anticipating a weekend of revelry during the bank holiday are in for a disappointment, as the weather forecast predicts heavy downpours and the possibility of thunderstorms.

Notably, those planning to attend events like the Notting Hill Carnival, Reading, and Leeds Festivals should prepare by bringing their wellies, as the conditions are expected to be changeable throughout the weekend.

While intermittent sunny periods are anticipated, they will be interspersed with bouts of rain, wind, and cloudiness.

The temperatures will linger around average levels, and Saturday is expected to be particularly wet.

However, conditions are predicted to stabilize somewhat on Sunday and Monday.


Mixed Conditions and Cooler Temperatures

For those seeking a staycation over the extended weekend, sunbathing might not be on the agenda, as temperatures are forecasted to reach highs of around 20°C to 21°C.

According to Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist Steven Keates, showers will persist through the weekend, but there will also be periods of drier weather.

Sunday, particularly in the southern regions, might offer pleasant breaks in the cloud cover.

The southeastern areas are likely to experience fewer showers, accompanied by brighter or sunnier spells on both Saturday and Sunday.

However, temperatures are expected to remain within the average range for this time of year.


In contrast, areas farther north and west should expect more frequent, and at times heavy, showers.

These showers could extend southward into central areas of England and Wales over the weekend.

Bank Holiday Monday Outlook

Monday, being a Bank Holiday for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, is anticipated to see a band of showery rain clearing from eastern England early in the day.

Subsequent to this, sunny periods and scattered showers are expected to prevail across most areas.

The current forecast does not indicate any significant heat.


Unfortunately, for those hoping for a late summer respite, the Met Office projects that unsettled conditions are likely to persist into the following week, marked by a continuation of showers and longer rain spells.

Weekend Breakdown

The forecast for the upcoming days suggests heavy showers continuing tonight, extending into tomorrow.

Saturday will bring a mixture of sunshine and showers, with the possibility of some showers turning into thunderstorms.

Sunday and Monday are set to offer a slightly improved outlook, with a bright start for most regions, though the northwestern areas might experience cloudiness on Sunday.

Monday is expected to feature plenty of sunny intervals, occasionally interrupted by clouds and light showers or drizzle.


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