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UK weather: Brits set for Bank Holiday washout with heavy rain & 50mph winds

Brits are set for a washout Bank Holiday Monday with temperatures plunging, heavy rain and gusts of up to 50mph.

BBQ plans will have to be put on hold for a little while as Brits face the rain.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain and wind for tomorrow and said the wild weather is likely to last into Tuesday morning.

Some areas of the country may even get up to 40mm of rain, it has been reported.

People are being warned to be cautious around marquees and gazebos, which may be at risk of being blown away by the strong gusts if they are not secured properly.

The chilly temperatures could make things difficult for Brits who have planned to spend the Bank Holiday weekend meeting up with friends in beer gardens thanks to lockdown easing.

Some areas of the country may even get up to 40mm of rain

People looking to stick to their plans of visiting outdoor spaces are being advised to do so on Sunday, before the heavy rain starts.

Martin Bowles, a Met Office forecaster, told The Sun: “Sunday is going to be a day of sunshine and showers across the UK, though it will be nothing significant for the time of year.

“It will be a little cooler in some parts due to a north-easterly flow of wind, though these winds will be light and reasonable.”

A yellow warning is in place now for wind

“There will be a big change going in to Monday, after an area of deep low pressure will move in from the west bringing significant rainfall and strong gales for the whole UK.”

The Met Office added: “Strong winds are expected to the south of the low centre with gusts widely 40 to 50 mph, but perhaps as high as 60 mph around some coasts and hills of England and South Wales.

“The winds should gradually ease through Tuesday morning. The strong winds will be accompanied by some heavy rain at times.”

It comes after April saw its lowest average minimum temperatures since 1922. However, as of Friday, the UK had seen 218.8 hours of sunshine in April, making it the second sunniest on record.

Four-day foreast

Sunday

Drizzle for Northern Ireland. Northern Wales, north-western England and western parts of Scotland may have some light showers, as will Orkney and Shetland. Meanwhile, the rest of the UK is set to have a dry night. It is going to be a cloudy night across the UK. There will be gentle westerly winds.

Monday

Monday will start off dry for most but will soon turn damp as a band of heavy rain arrives from the west. This rain will be heaviest for Northern Ireland, northern England, Wales and parts of the Midlands. It will be an overcast day, with little chance of any sunny spells. Moderate southerly winds.

Tuesday

Tuesday will have plenty of showers across the UK. Some of these showers will be wintry, mostly in Scotland, but also for parts of northern England later on in the day. Sunny spells for southern England, especially later on in the day, despite the showers.

Wednesday

Wednesday dry until evening showers for all.



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