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UK weather forecast LIVE – Jubilee Bank Holiday WASHOUT with rain sweeping in to ‘all areas’ within days

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THE MET Office has said the weather for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee bank holiday looks unclear - and it could be a washout across the country.

The Met Office forecast predicting the weather next week does say there is a possibility of sunshine, coming in from the Atlantic, but it is still early to be sure what will happen.

But if a low pressure over the Azores comes closer, then it is likely to bring showers for the whole country with Met Office forecaster Aidan McGivern calling it a "loose cannon".

Mr McGivern said: "The trend towards more unsettled weather continues later on Sunday as low pressure over Scandinavia begins to drift its way westwards appearing into the North Sea, containing a lot of cloud, some rain as well which may well affect the North Sea coast, parts of eastern England, parts of eastern Scotland during Monday".

He added: "Again the driest and brightest weather will be towards the west and that is closer to the high pressure. Sunny spells and feeling pleasant in the sunshine but always a chance of a shower in the west.

"More likely we will see showers in the east, along with that brisk wind it will feel on the cool side, temperatures declining day by day and overnight temperatures will decline as well so some chilly nights to come, Sunday night, Monday night, Tuesday night for example."

The low system is like a “loose cannon, its going to meander about fairly randomly, that makes its behaviour difficult to predict," added Mr McGivern.

Read our UK weather live blog below for the latest forecasts and news...

  • Lauren Lomas

    In pictures: Gorgeous rainbow snapped in Ely, Cambridgeshire

    The stunning snap was captured early in the morning on Tuesday (24 May).

    The calm after the storm was photographed in Ely, Cambridgeshire on Tuesday morning earlier on this week.

    Unsettled weather and thunderstorms rumbled on over Ely overnight on Monday and in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

    The warm weather we have had in the UK has brought grumbling storms, thunder and lightening.

    In the beautiful picture a stunning rainbow can be seen forming over Ely Cathedral, it looks utterly whimsical.

    Picture dated May 24th shows a partial rainbow by Ely Cathedral in CambridgeshireCredit: Bav Media
  • Lauren Lomas

    Tomorrow to bring spring sunshine to UK 

    It will be a largely dry and bright day with lengthy periods of spring sunshine however variable amounts of patchy cloud cover will build during the day and will be mostly across northern areas. 

    Scattered showers will develop, mostly across western Scotland and will merge into longer spells of rain.

    The uncharacteristically high winds will also ease as we enter the weekend.

  • Lauren Lomas

    Bank Holiday to be ‘warmest weekend of the year’ with temperatures hitting 27C

    According to Weather forecaster Jim Dale speaking to Express.co.uk, the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend will be a scorcher. 

    According to this expert, it is set to be the “warmest weekend of the year” with “near universal” sunshine across the country. 

    Temperatures are expected reach a sweltering 27C. 

    This will be good news for anyone looking to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, as parties take place across the nation.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Tonight’s weather

    A mostly dry and bright evening with late sunny spells and daytime showers will ease and turn increasingly light and patchy.

    Overnight will then be dry with long clear spells and glimpses of the moon although some patchy cloud will build across northern Scotland bringing a chance of a few showers.

  • Joseph Gamp

    UK could be hit with showers on Jubilee weekend

    Forecasters say the whole of the UK could be hit with showers during the four-day Bank Holiday weekend beginning on Thursday June 2 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 70 years on the throne.

    Met Office forecaster Aidan McGivern says cold and wet weather will start moving in on Sunday - and from then on it will be unsettled.

    He told The Mirror: "The trend towards more unsettled weather continues later on Sunday as low pressure over Scandinavia begins to drift its way westwards appearing into the North Sea, containing a lot of cloud, some rain as well which may well affect the North Sea coast, parts of eastern England, parts of eastern Scotland during Monday.

    "Again the driest and brightest weather will be towards the west and that is closer to the high pressure. Sunny spells and feeling pleasant in the sunshine but always a chance of a shower in the west.

    "More likely we will see showers in the east, along with that brisk wind it will feel on the cool side, temperatures declining day by day and overnight temperatures will decline as well so some chilly nights to come, Sunday night, Monday night, Tuesday night for example."

  • Joseph Gamp

    Bank Holiday Jubilee to be ‘warmest weekend of the year’ with temperatures hitting 27C

    According to Weather forecaster Jim Dale speaking to Express.co.uk, the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend will be a scorcher. 

    According to this expert, it is set to be the “warmest weekend of the year” with “near-universal” sunshine across the country. 

    Temperatures are expected to reach a sweltering 27C. 

    This will be good news for anyone looking to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, as parties take place across the nation.

  • Lauren Lomas

    In pictures: Fabulous warm weather at Lyme Regis

    Brits have been snapped stripping off at the beach and enjoying the sun before next week's wash out.

    Things are heating up this weekend, as Friday turns out to be glorious.

    People flocked to the beaches to make the most of the fantastic weather.

    These two beachgoers were snapped in their sun hats, taking in the gorgeous coastline views.

    How will you spend your Friday evening?

    Sunbathers on the beach enjoying scorching hot sunshine and clear blue skies at the seaside resort of Lyme Regis in DorsetCredit: ©Graham Hunt
  • Lauren Lomas

    Rain, rain, go away!

    This week's weather expected to be repeated next week, as rain could return as early as Monday.

    Unfortunately looks as though early next week will be another wash out, with rain predicted each day up to Thursday.

    Lets hope it clears before the Jubilee weekend commences on Friday.

    A man was caught out by the rain in London on Tuesday earlier this weekCredit: Alamy
  • Lauren Lomas

    The M25 looks jam packed as Brits escape the hustle and bustle

    Half term holidays are about to begin, which means carnage as Brits spill out of the cities.

    The M25 was snapped looking chock-a-block full of cars all headed to staycations and the airport.

    Taken near Chertsey on the M25 motorway, it looks like Brits might be stuck in the sweltering traffic.

    Chertsey has reported highs of around 20C today.

    Traffic builds up on the M25 motorway near Chertsey in Surrey. Traffic queues are expected today in many parts as the half term holiday getaway beginsCredit: LNP
  • Lauren Lomas

    Weather outlook for the rest of the day

    Sunny and not a cloud in the sky this evening for most.

    Some parts of the UK, particularly UK and the south are experiencing highs of 20C.

    Norwich is experiencing highs of 18C, with lots of sunny spells.

    Other regions such as Scotland are as warm as around 15C, with slight cloud cover.

    The weather should remain steady for the rest of the afternoon and evening, with temperatures dropping overnight due to little cloud cover.

  • Lauren Lomas

    Sunscreen facts: Protect your skin

    Make sure your skin is protected this summer, to avoid sun damage.

    Pick an SPF with a broad spectrum protection. This means that the sunscreen must protect from UVB and UVA rays. While all sunscreens protect against UVB rays, you also have to be careful of the UVA rays which can also cause skin cancer and premature wrinkles.

    Opt for SPF 30, or higher. Did you know, that the higher the SPF does not correlate to better skin protection?

    However, if you chose an SPF of 15 or lower, you are only protected against sunburn, not skin cancer due to sun damage or aging.

    No sun protection is waterproof or water resistant, and it is important to keep reapplying before and after water exposure. If you check the back of the bottle, it will tell you just how much protection you really get.

  • Lauren Lomas

    Westminster Bridge PACKED as city dwellers make the most of the sun

    Brits have ditched their desks as crowds of people head outdoors.

    The warm weather has enticed Brits out of the office once more and people make the most of the gorgeous sunshine.

    A snap taken of Westminster Bridge shows throngs of people crowding around an ice cream van.

    Today Brits have seen highs of around 20C in some areas.

    Crowds of people enjoying in the spring sunshine on Westminster Bridge London as the hot weather returns ahead of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Seasonal Weather, London, UKCredit: Rex

  • Lauren Lomas

    Did you know? UK weather facts!

    Did you know these weird and wonderful facts about British weather?

    Did you know the coldest temperature ever recorded in British history was -27C?

    It was recorded in the year 1895.

    In fact, the coldest temperature has been recorded three times! Once again in 1982 and again in 1995 in Scotland.

    A man clears snow from the roof of his vehicle in Bannockburn, StirlingCredit: PA:Press Association
  • Lauren Lomas

    Met Office has revealed predictions for Jubilee weekend weather...

    It might be good news!

    While it is too early for the Met Office to predict rain, they have said that it could be dry and mild.

    The four day weekend is highly anticipated with plenty of out doors activities booked to celebrate the Queen's 70 years on the throne.

    Temperatures could climb as warm as 21C.

  • Lauren Lomas

    Today in pictures: Brits soak up the sun in their lunch breaks

    City dwellers were snapped lounging in the park for a quick sun bathing session.

    Londoners have taken a quick few minutes from their desks to bask in the hot sun today.

    The lovely weather drew people out from the shadows.

    People were snapped kipping under the sunshine today (Friday 27 May) at St James Park in London

    People relaxing in the spring sunshine in Saint James Park London as the hot weather returns ahead of The Queen's Platinum JubileeCredit: Alamy

  • Lauren Lomas

    Outlook for this weekend's weather

    Sun, cloud and rain this weekend for Brits according to the Met Office.

    The Met Office have predicted that there will be: "A fine, dry and sunny day for most and feeling warm in sunshine and light winds," on Saturday.

    Light cloud cover will swirl around the British Isles. There may be a chance of light rain showers in Scotland and the north of England.

    Sunday could be cooler than Saturday with rainy showers in the south west at around midday.

  • Lauren Lomas

    Rainstorm could hit this afternoon over Manchester, Birmingham and London

    Charts show there could be a random heavy rain shower hitting at some point this afternoon.

    The chart shows a two big rainy patches over Manchester and Birmingham.

    It also looks as though it could rain over London and even Southampton too.

    Once the rain clears however the warm weather should resume in time for Brits to finish work.

    Rain over London, Birmingham and Manchester predicted this afternoon
  • Lauren Lomas

    Satellite images of the UK weather

    Images have been taken of cloud cover over the UK currently.

    The latest satellite images shows the southern region of the UK completely clear of clouds.

    Over the north and Scotland light cloud cover can be seen.

    Today's UV index across the UK still remains high.

  • Lauren Lomas

    Brits got soaked at Chelsea Flower Show this week!

    The plants had a lovely, refreshing drink of water though after being on display for thousands of people. Thirsty work!

    This year's Chelsea Flower Show has seen some fantastic outdoors designs, featuring ecologically friendly meadows to encourage wildlife, and huge towering trees being craned in.

    Punters came to absorb all of this year's most creative designs.

    On Tuesday it tipped it down, and attendees were absolutely soaked!

    The RHS Chelsea Flower Show opened to the public today with plant lovers enjoying specialist displays in the marquee as well as the show gardens. After a sunny morning a short thunderstorm at lunch time sent some people running for cover but some devoted garden loversCredit: Alamy

  • Lauren Lomas

    Heavy rain in the south of England on Sunday this weekend

    While the majority of the UK will be dry, the south west might see heavy rains.

    This weekend won't be a scorcher like last weekend's mini-heatwave, but it will still be warm.

    Brits will see highs of around 18C this weekend in the south west, with light cloud cover and sunny spells.

    However heavy rains could hit Sunday, over the south west coastline.

    Rains may also brush past Wales and Bristol too on Sunday at around mid-afternoon.

    Heavy rains predicted for Sunday afternoon
  • Lauren Lomas

    Weather overview for this weekend

    It is expected this weekend will be warm and dry.

    This weekend will see plenty of sunny spells, with warm weather on Saturday.

    Sunday will be cooler, with more cloud cover and rain in some isolated areas across the UK.

  • Lauren Lomas

    In pictures: Brits enjoyed hot sun as thunder clouds loom overhead

    Beachgoers were snapped soaking up the sun, while precariously dark clouds linger in the near distance.

    A photo taken on Weymouth beach on Tuesday 24 May shows people basking in the sun and enjoying the lovely warm weather.

    However, dark ominous clouds swirl over the sea in the near distance.

    Brits made the most of the scorching weather ahead of the clouds bringing wind and rain to the UK's southern coastline.

    Summertime blues.. Beachgoers enjoying the scorching hot afternoon sunshine at the seaside resort of Weymouth in Dorset as dark threatening shower clouds pass inlandCredit: ©Graham Hunt
  • Lauren Lomas

    UK weather in emojis!

    Twitter account gives Twitter users a weather update from emojis every six hours.

    Emoji Weather UK shows this afternoon's weather in emojis.

    According to this unusual chart, there will be sporadic rain in Scotland, light cloud cover over northern Ireland and sunny spells for the rest of the UK.

  • Lauren Lomas

    Temperatures to dramatically drop over night

    It is expected that mercury will drop low tonight as little cloud cover does nothing to insulate the UK.

    The Met Office have said it could be as cold as just 4C tonight, as temperatures dip low especially in rural areas.

    Wrap up tonight Brits!

  • Lauren Lomas

    In pictures: Gorgeous rainbow snapped in Ely, Cambridgeshire

    The stunning snap was captured early in the morning on Tuesday (24 May).

    The calm after the storm was photographed in Ely, Cambridgeshire on Tuesday morning earlier on this week.

    Unsettled weather and thunderstorms rumbled on over Ely overnight on Monday and in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

    The warm weather we have had in the UK has brought grumbling storms, thunder and lightening.

    In the beautiful picture a stunning rainbow can be seen forming over Ely Cathedral, it looks utterly whimsical.

    Picture dated May 24th shows a partial rainbow by Ely Cathedral in CambridgeshireCredit: Bav Media

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