Bank Holiday & You Guessed It - Rain..
It's a familiar tale when it comes to Bank Holiday's in the UK, the weather is not going to play ball and rain is right on cue to arrive on the scene and give all parts some rain and wind during Monday.
If you're on the lookout for a slither of hope, the southeastern quarter of the country may well escape the worst of the rain and with milder air also arriving with the system bringing the wet and windy weather it'll feel pleasant enough out of the wind in southern parts with highs peaking at 15-16c.
Elsewhere though the rain moves in to southwestern parts overnight, affecting much of southern England (away from the southeast), the midlands and Wales by morning and then continuing northeast as the day wears on, with showers following on behind it. Some of those showers may well be heavy and thundery too, clearing away northeast during the first part of the night - and if the general rain tends to miss the southeast, some of these may make up for it later in the day.
Looking ahead to the remainder of the week we have a battle of the air masses on our hands, milder air will want to push up from the south but the colder air to the north isn't just going to allow it to happen. And as the two meet there's likely to be some heavy rain around. Just where that boundary is going to be throughout the week is uncertain but it's fair to say that the further south you are the better chance you will have of seeing a bit more in the way of warmth.
Tuesday will be a fairly quiet day in the main, some rain is likely to cling on in northern Scotland though and there will be a scattering of showers elsewhere. The southern half of England will see the warmer temperatures with highs of 16-18c, further north, 9-13c is more likely.
Wednesday brings the next low pressure system toward our shores with some more wet and windy weather pushing up from the southwest, and that's not likely to clear until later in the day on Thursday. Beyond that, we may well see high pressure arriving onto the scene but just where it settles will be key to the weather on the ground.
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6th May 2012 19:19 Updated: 6th May 2012 19:19