UK weather forecast Jubilee Bank Holiday – Total washout predicted as heavy rain, hail and thunder lashes Britain

THE MET Office have confirmed that Brits can expect to see 'hail and thunder' during the Jubilee Bank Holiday week.

It has already been said that 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.

The Met Office's UK forecast for Tuesday to Thursday states that it will be "rather cool with a mixture of sunny spells and showers, some heavy with hail and thunder."

They added: "Becoming mostly dry with plenty of sunshine and warmer on Thursday."

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

  • Louis Allwood

    Met Office explain ‘loose cannon’ weather Jubilee weekend

    Over the Azores an unusual weather stream has appeared – which means systems are more random.

    Met Office forecaster Aidan McGivern says it is a “loose cannon”.

    He explained: “It’s going to meander about fairly randomly, that makes its behaviour difficult to predict.”

    He added: “Some computer models are suggesting that low will drift our way from the south west for the end of next week to bring widespread showers and outbreaks of rain from the south west.

    “Higher pressure towards the north west, lower pressure towards the east but other computer models suggest we keep the higher pressure to the west and lower pressure to the east.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Highs of 18C tomorrow in London

    Widespread heavy showers again on Tuesday, with a risk of thunder once again.

    Showers easing into the evening with a cool, clear night with a maximum temperature of 18 °C.

  • Louis Allwood

    Tuesday to Friday UK forecast

    Sunny spells and showers, these heavy with hail and thunder in east and north.

    Best of sunshine in southwestern areas for the afternoon, but cloudier with rain in Northern Ireland.

    Showers developing most days, with some more organised rain possible for the northwest at times.

    However between the showers a good deal of dry weather and it should become warmer.

  • Louis Allwood

    UK Met Office forecast for today and tonight

    A rather cloudy start across central and northern areas with some rain or showers, whilst southern parts mostly dry with some sunshine.

    By afternoon, all areas having a mix of sunny intervals and showers, some of these heavy.

    Variable cloud and clear spells, and turning chilly with patchy mist and fog.

    Further showers are likely, particularly areas bordering the Irish Sea and over southeast England.

  • Milica Cosic

    Odds slashed on hottest summer in records

    Leading bookmaker Coral has slashed the odds on this summer being the UK’s hottest since records began to just 2-1 (from 4-1) as long range forecasts hint at some sweltering weather ahead.

    Coral make it just 5-4 on 30 degrees being reached anywhere in the UK over the Jubilee weekend.

    “This time last year it was a very wet end to spring and start to summer, however this time around it couldn’t be more different. We have slashed the odds on the UK’s hottest summer ever being recorded and also think 30 degrees or more is on the way for the long weekend coming up at the start of June,” said Coral’s Harry Aitkenhead.

    • 5-4 – 30C or more to be reached over the Jubilee weekend
    • 2-1 – this summer to be the hottest on record in the UK

    ‘Loose cannon’ of weather on way on Jubilee weekend say forecasters

    The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend is set to be a chilly washout as a “loose cannon” weather system is on its way to Britain.

    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.

    Meanwhile, the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend is set to be a chilly washout as a “loose cannon” weather system is on its way to Britain.

    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.

    Brits favourite thing about summer is not carrying a COAT

    THE top things about summer include visiting the seaside, having picnics – and not having to carry a coat everywhere.

    A study of 2,000 adults unveiled the top 50 things Brits are most excited for as the warm weather season nears.

    It also emerged more than three quarters think the sunny season positively impacts their mood, leaving them feeling happy (48 per cent), relaxed (44 per cent) and healthy (36 per cent).

    Almost two thirds believe the weather helps add a bit of sparkle to their everyday routine, and three quarters said everyone is happier during the summer.

    The study also found almost two thirds said the majority of their socialising takes place outdoors during the summer, with people expecting to attend an average of five picnics and five barbeques this year.

    The favourite summer dining occasions include eating in the garden (41 per cent) and picnics in parks (29 per cent).

    A further 72 per cent of those polled via OnePoll even said summer makes the most mundane tasks enjoyable.

    TOP 5 THINGS BRITS ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS SUMMER:

    1. Not having to wear or carry a coat everywhere
    2. Day trips with family and friends
    3. Wearing summer outfits
    4. Having all the windows open in my home
    5. Waking up to daylight

    UK outlook for Wednesday and Thursday

    Spells of rain across northern England and Wales will clear through the morning on Wednesday. It will then be a bright day with sunny periods and scattered showers. The showers will ease later.

    Thursday will be dry and mostly sunny for southern areas. Northern areas will see spells of showery rain.

    Tomorrow's weather (Tuesday)

    Tomorrow will be a cloudy morning in northern England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland with spells of showery rain.

    Southern England will see sunny periods with the risk of a shower in the morning.

    Tomorrow afternoon will be bright with sunny periods and scattered heavy showers in all areas.

    • Milica Cosic

      Tonight's weather

      It will be a cloudy night for Western Scotland with showery outbreaks of rain.

      Other areas of Scotland will see clear periods. Northern Ireland and Wales will see clear spells at first.

      Then, there will be some light showers. Other areas of England will see light showers. Fresh south-westerly winds.

    • Milica Cosic

      Highs of 19C towards the end of the week

      The Met Office has predicted highs of 19C on Friday – while BBC Weather goes one better, predicting 20C sunshine, with 19C highs on both Saturday and Sunday.

      But as Brits cross their fingers for a bank holiday scorcher, meteorologist Chris has warned the weather may not play ball.

      He said: "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.” 

      Forecasters have already warned that there's huge uncertainty over the temperature for next weekend as a "loose cannon" weather system moves in.

    • Milica Cosic

      A cool start to the week

      Deputy chief meteorologist Chris Bulmer said: “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.

      But thankfully by Thursday – as Brits start a four-day bank holiday weekend – temperatures are set to soar and conditions are expected to be "mostly dry away from the north".

      Highs of 20C are expected in parts of the UK as celebrations get into full swing on Thursday.

    • Milica Cosic

      Brits brace for hail and THUNDER this week

      THE UK is set to be battered by hail and thunder before the Queen's Platinum Jubilee weekend brings a 20C sizzler.

      Before celebrations get underway, Brits will have to endure chilly temperatures and rain lashing down in a miserable start to the week.

      The Met Office has warned of showers and potential thunderstorms today as brisk winds barrel in from the north.

      Highs in the low teens are expected in many areas during the day.

      And the situation isn't due to get any better on Tuesday and Wednesday as hail and thunder could sweep across parts of the country.

      The Met Office predicts it will be "rather cool" with a "mixture of sunny spells and showers, some heavy with hail and thunder".

    • henry moore

      Met Office explain ‘loose cannon’ weather Jubilee weekend

      Over the Azores an unusual weather stream has appeared – which means systems are more random.

      Met Office forecaster Aidan McGivern says it is a “loose cannon”.

      He explained: “It’s going to meander about fairly randomly, that makes its behaviour difficult to predict.”

      He added: “Some computer models are suggesting that low will drift our way from the south west for the end of next week to bring widespread showers and outbreaks of rain from the south west.

      “Higher pressure towards the north west, lower pressure towards the east but other computer models suggest we keep the higher pressure to the west and lower pressure to the east.”

    • henry moore

      Northern wind to deliver ‘shock to the system’ as temperatures drop

      Cold weather arriving from the north is set to drive temperatures into decline as the UK experiences below average summer conditions.

      Express.co.uk reports that breezy conditions could deliver “a shock to the system” for the nation.

      The weather remains “below average” for the summer period as the predictions for the week ahead warn of showers spreading across the nation.

      BBC Weather host Louise Lear said the conditions would be “certainly disappointing” for many Brits.

      She added there could be “sharper, frequent” showers across Britain as temperatures plummet to single figures.

    • henry moore

      Thunder and hail to batter the UK next week

      The forecast is not getting any better for Brits that are hoping to enjoy a sunny Bank Holiday weekend.

      Temperatures are set to be lower than the average for this time of year as rain and thunder batters much of the UK.

      In its forecast for Tuesday to Thursday, the Met Office said: “Rather cool with a mixture of sunny spells and showers, some heavy with hail and thunder.

      “Becoming mostly dry with plenty of sunshine and warmer on Thursday.”

    • henry moore

      Met Office explain ‘loose cannon’ weather Jubilee weekend

      Over the Azores an unusual weather stream has appeared – which means systems are more random.

      Met Office forecaster Aidan McGivern says it is a “loose cannon”.

      He explained: “It’s going to meander about fairly randomly, that makes its behaviour difficult to predict.”

      He added: “Some computer models are suggesting that low will drift our way from the south west for the end of next week to bring widespread showers and outbreaks of rain from the south west.

      “Higher pressure towards the north west, lower pressure towards the east but other computer models suggest we keep the higher pressure to the west and lower pressure to the east.”

    • henry moore

      High pollen level warning to hay fever sufferers across the nation

      Bad news for hay fever sufferers as grass and nettle pollen are on the rise across southern areas of the nation, the Met Office has warned.

      Levels are high from today.

      Further north levels are still generally low.

      Take a look at this map to see how pollen levels are affecting your part of the country.

    • henry moore

      In pictures: Saturday Sun brings beach goers out in droves

      As the weather brightened up this Saturday, following a wet and cloudy week, Brits flocked to beaches and parks.

      Here, the utterly stunning Durdle Door in Dorset can seen packed with Brits enjoying the sweltering early-summer heat.

      Today is set to be slightly cooler, but the sun will still be out in much of the country.

      Get your beach towels and swimming trunks ready!

    • henry moore

      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.

    • henry moore

      Early week forecast: Sunshine and showers across the UK, with thunder hitting some areas

      The BBC has outlined the weather Brits can expect for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

      Despite it being sunny in some places, heavy showers are expected to hit the nation in the coming hours, with thunder a possibility.

      A chill wind will mean the beginning of next week will be disappointingly cold, with showers a frequent occurrence.

    • henry moore

      In pictures: Jubilee celebrations kick off in weekend sunshine

      London was filled with bustling Brits yesterday, as the capital began its celebration’s for The Queen’s Jubilee.

      With Big Ben pictured in the background, Westminster Bridge was full of people enjoying the sunshine.

      While today is expected to be cooler, the sun will keep shining across most of the UK.

      Photo by Amer Ghazzal/Shutterstock (12960410a)
    • henry moore

      Met Office explain ‘loose cannon’ weather Jubilee weekend

      Over the Azores an unusual weather stream has appeared – which means systems are more random.

      Met Office forecaster Aidan McGivern says it is a “loose cannon”.

      He explained: “It’s going to meander about fairly randomly, that makes its behaviour difficult to predict.”

      He added: “Some computer models are suggesting that low will drift our way from the south west for the end of next week to bring widespread showers and outbreaks of rain from the south west.

      “Higher pressure towards the north west, lower pressure towards the east but other computer models suggest we keep the higher pressure to the west and lower pressure to the east.”

    • henry moore

      Northern wind to deliver ‘shock to the system’ as temperatures drop

      Cold weather arriving from the north is set to drive temperatures into decline as the UK experiences below average summer conditions.

      Express.co.uk reports that breezy conditions could deliver “a shock to the system” for the nation.

      The weather remains “below average” for the summer period as the predictions for the week ahead warn of showers spreading across the nation.

      BBC Weather host Louise Lear said the conditions would be “certainly disappointing” for many Brits.

      She added there could be “sharper, frequent” showers across Britain as temperatures plummet to single figures.

    • Joseph Gamp

      Thunder and hail to batter the UK next week

      The forecast is not getting any better for Brits that are hoping to enjoy a sunny Bank Holiday weekend.

      Temperatures are set to be lower than the average for this time of year as rain and thunder batters much of the UK.

      In its forecast for Tuesday to Thursday, the Met Office said: “Rather cool with a mixture of sunny spells and showers, some heavy with hail and thunder.

      “Becoming mostly dry with plenty of sunshine and warmer on Thursday.”

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