Showers expected in some parts

Published: Sunday 3rd May 2015 by The News Editor

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Britain will be hit by thunder and showers this weekend – but forecasters insist the Bank Holiday will not be a total wash-out.

Many Britons have already had to dig out their umbrellas as rain swept through large swathes of the country yesterday.

More showers were expected to sweep across Britain in the early hours of this morning – and those in the northern England, the Midlands, Northern Ireland and Scotland will wake up to a wet start.

Heavy rain and thunder could strike parts of the Midlands, but forecasters said much of the country will enjoy sunny, dry spells with temperatures expected to hit 19C (66F) in London.

Met Office forecaster Greg Dewhurst said the weather looked quite mixed. “The showers could be heavy at times and perhaps with some thunder anywhere across central England, the Midlands and Wales – that risk will be there,” he said.

“But there will also be sunny, dry spells. Temperatures will feel much warmer with highs of 19C (66F) in London and 15-17C (59F – 63F) elsewhere.”

And the rain should hold off for most of Bank Holiday Monday, with the mercury expected to hit 18C (64F) in London and hover in the mid teens elsewhere.

Mr Dewhurst added: “Monday looks like it will be dry.”

Published: Sunday 3rd May 2015 by The News Editor

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