The British could mistake Saturday’s weather for a promise of hot, sunny weather the week after the Platinum Jubilee. However, the Met Office warns that things could change.
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Forecasters say that while the UK is expected to enjoy sunshine today, it will soon be hit with cooler, more stormy weather, ahead of the Jubilee weekend.
While everyone was focusing on the forecast for the four day bank holiday, the Met Office announced that there is still good weather. “plenty of detail to work out”Showery starts could lead to warmer and finer conditions for celebrations.
According to the Met Office: The sun-filled Friday weather is forecast to continue through Saturday.
After a fresh start, it is expected that the day will be dry with blue skies and temperatures of 21C in southern England.
Showers could also affect areas along the English North Sea Coast and northern Scotland.
The Met Office stated that temperatures will begin to drop in the evening, and then remain low on Sunday as low pressure further east takes control.
The UK will see greyer skies, stronger winds and more clouds. There will also be more chances of rain in the north and the east.
This risk will be extended to the rest the UK on Monday and Tuesday when northerly winds will bring below-average temperatures further down into the low teens.
According to the Met Office, the unsettled weather that brought rain and clouds is expected to continue until Wednesday. Then temperatures will begin creeping up in the south.
Forecasters will be monitoring how a plume of warm air from over the continent behaves as the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend draws closer.
It could bring heavy showers. However, it may be supplanted with drier conditions. “rather warm”As a high pressure system moves into, temperatures can rise.
Met Office deputy chief meteorologist Chris Bulmer said: “After a fine day for most on Saturday, and some on Sunday, cooler and more unsettled conditions will be quite widely established by Monday.
“After a cool start to the week, temperatures are expected to return back to around average through the week.
“What we’re keeping an eye on for the latter part of the week is how far north this plume of warm air comes. This brings the potential for outbreaks of heavy rain in places.
“There’s still a lot to be determined for the Jubilee weekend forecast. On balance, it looks like after a showery start, though still fine in places, high-pressure will attempt to build from the west, bringing more settled and drier weather, at least for some.”
With thousands of street parties and outdoor celebrations planned across the country to mark the Queen’s 70-year milestone, many will be hoping for a repeat of the sunshine that prevailed during her Diamond Jubilee festivities in 2012.
UK forecast for the next five days
Most areas are dry and fine on Saturday.
For most, it is dry and sunny with some sunshine. It feels warm in the sun. However, it is cloudier and cooler in northern Scotland with showers. There are also showers in parts of the English North Sea Coast.
Clear spells are common in most areas. Some showers are possible, but mainly in the north and east. The north and east are becoming more chilly. Chilly.
Many places are sunny with dry conditions. Some scattered showers may occur in the far north, as well as along certain North Sea coasts. There is a risk of heavy showers in the southwest. It will be cooler than on Saturday.
Outlook Monday through Wednesday
Mixture of sunshine/clear spells, and showers, sometimes heavy. Most common in the east and north, but can affect all regions at times. It is generally cool with light winds.