Coronation weekend weather forecast, mixed bag with possibility of thunderstorms

Coronation weekend weather forecast, mixed bag with possibility of thunderstorms

…By Lola Smith for TDPel Media. The Met Office has predicted that temperatures could reach a balmy 21C during the upcoming Coronation weekend, although thunderstorms could be on the way for many.

King Charles’ big day falls on Saturday (May 6) with a procession through London and service at Westminster Abbey.

While parts of Wales, the north-west, East Midlands, and south-east – including London – could hit 20C on Coronation day, parts of eastern England could reach 21C, which would be the hottest temperature recorded in the UK so far this year.

Mixed weather outlook with thundery downpours

For Friday (May 5), the Met Office predicts highs of 16C to 19C in England and Northern Ireland, with Scotland set to top out at 14C.

However, “heavy, slow-moving, thundery downpours [are] likely” in England but should subside by Saturday.

On Saturday, the Met Office expects showers to develop in some central, eastern, and northern areas, but also with some sunny spells through the day.

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The streets of London will be lined on Saturday (stock)
The streets of London will be lined on Saturday (stock)

Winds will remain light away from the far north where gusty winds will begin to ease.

On Sunday (May 7), temperatures in England and Wales could again hit 20C, although “thundery downpours” are “likely” to make a return in places.

Monday’s (May 8) forecast is more uncertain.

Conditions are expected to be cooler with temperatures maxing out at around 18C or 19C in southern regions.

Scattered showers are expected throughout the day, mainly in the east early on and the west in the afternoon and evening.

Analysis and commentaries

The mixed bag of weather forecasted for the Coronation weekend highlights the unpredictability of British weather.

The possibility of thundery downpours and scattered showers throughout the weekend may disrupt outdoor events and gatherings, while the potential high temperatures offer hope for those looking to make the most of the Bank Holiday weekend.

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The forecast for London, where King Charles’ procession will take place, appears to be relatively dry, with showers expected to develop later in the day.

21C would make Coronation day the hottest of the year so far
21C would make Coronation day the hottest of the year so far

This bodes well for the success of the event and the enjoyment of those lining the streets or organizing parties.

Conditions in London look to be dry for Charles' procession
Conditions in London look to be dry for Charles’ procession

While the hot temperatures may be welcome for many, they also raise concerns about climate change and its impact on weather patterns.

The Met Office’s prediction that eastern England could hit 21C, which would be the hottest temperature recorded in the UK so far this year, highlights the need for urgent action to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate the effects of climate change.

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