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London weather forecast: Will it rain on the May Bank Holiday weekend?

May 2021 is on track to be one of the wettest on record (Picture: Getty)

Bank holidays in May are typically a time to enjoy an extra day off work in the sun, usually on some kind of day trip.

But with unseasonably heavy rain and windy weather warnings over the last few days, the dream of that gloriously warm weekend starts to fade into the distance.

The fact May 2021 is on track to be one of the wettest on record isn’t a great start.

So, what is the weather going to be like over the bank holiday weekend in London? Is it rain practically guaranteed?

Here’s the latest forecast.

Is it forecast to rain on the May Bank Holiday weekend?

It looks like we might get some sun after all!

Before the sun shines, though, the Met Office says everyone can expect a rainy few days this weekend, from May 22 to 23.

We can expect downpours and heavy winds in the capital for the next few days.

But as we move from Wednesday, May 26 through to the end of the week, it’s set to dry off and warm up.

On Saturday 29, Londoners can expect clear skies and temps between 11°C and a high of 19°C, a little warmer than we’ve experienced recently.

Rather than gales, we’re predicted a gentle breeze for Sunday 30, but mostly dry. And the BBC reports ‘sunny intervals’ lie ahead for Bank Holiday Monday on May 31.

In the week following, temps are set to soar to highs of 21°C. That’s more like it.

Let’s hope the forecast doesn’t change…


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