UK weather forecast LIVE – Brits to bask in 23C Bank Holiday sun as Met Office reveals Platinum Jubilee weekend scorcher

THE Bank Holiday weekend is set to be SAVED by a plume of tropical air that will blast away this week's miserable downpours, experts say.

The Met Office says Londoners could see highs of 23C today.

Their Friday forecast said: "Any mist or fog lifting to give another dry morning with long sunny periods. Sunshine continuing into the afternoon, but a little hazier in the west. Showers spreading north overnight. Maximum temperature 23 °C."

According to weather charts from WXCHARTS and reports from BBC meteorologists, the start of Queen's Jubilee weekend will remain dry.

Deputy chief meteorologist Helen Caughey said: “While it may be an unsettled start for some with showers for northern and western areas, many areas will see generally settled conditions over much of the long Jubilee Weekend, with plenty of dry weather and good spells of sunshine.

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

  • Joseph Gamp

    UK weather outlook for Saturday and Sunday

    Saturday will be mainly dry and bright with spells of sunshine however there will be more cloud in the south with a chance of showers which may be heavy.

    There will be more in the way of cloud cover on Sunday with scattered showers spreading northwards across England and Wales and may be heavy.

  • Joseph Gamp

    What's in store this evening?

    Showers, perhaps heavy, continuing across the southwest and perhaps extending to other southern counties by morning.

    Elsewhere becoming dry with clear spells although remaining cloudy near North Sea coasts.

  • Joseph Gamp

    In pictures: Brits soak up the sun on first day of Jubilee Weekend

    The Queen's Jubilee weekend has seen Brits come together across the UK to celebrate Her Majesty's 70 years on the throne.

    The image below shows people enjoying a family fun day to celebrate the Jubilee in the walled gardens of Upton Country House in Poole, Dorset.

    Scenes such as these dotted the UK with fine and dry conditions for most – but the Met Office has warned some areas could see showers on Saturday.

    People enjoy a family fun day for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in Poole, DorsetCredit: BNPS
  • Joseph Gamp

    Short weather summary for today

    Rain across Northern Ireland, southern Scotland, northern England and Wales easing to be replaced by heavy showers across central and western parts.

    Sunshine between, best in the northwest and southeast.

    Cool and cloudy near some North Sea coasts otherwise warm.

  • Milica Cosic

    Balmy conditions to continue today

    The balmy conditions will continue into Friday when Brits will bask in 26C heat.

    The rest of the four-day weekend looks slightly more uncertain, with patches of rain and potential thunder.

    The warmest weather across Saturday and Sunday will be found in the northwest of Scotland, with cooler breezes blowing further south.

    Met Office deputy chief meteorologist Dan Rudman said: “Some may see an unsettled start to the long weekend, with showers for Northern Ireland, Wales and western England, however, it will be much more settled for many, with plenty of dry weather and good spells of sunshine.

    “Temperatures could reach 26C in the south on Friday, although this will likely be the warmest day and later in the weekend the highest temperatures are likely to be in the northwest.

    “A plume of warm air, currently across the continent, then pushes north over the UK through the weekend.

    “However, there is uncertainty on how far north it will stretch with the latest outlook suggesting it will bring a spell of showers to southern areas from Saturday which could turn heavy and possibly thundery at times.

    “Although there will also be some breaks in the cloud even here, and northern areas are most likely to stay fine and dry.

    “Northern Ireland, Scotland and northern England look like they’ll see the driest conditions from Saturday onwards most likely enjoying some prolonged periods of sunshine.”

  • Milica Cosic

    UK weather outlook for Saturday and Sunday

    Saturday will be mainly dry and bright with spells of sunshine however there will be more cloud in the south with a chance of showers which may be heavy.

    There will be more in the way of cloud cover on Sunday with scattered showers spreading northwards across England and Wales and may be heavy.

  • Milica Cosic

    Unsettled weather for the Jubilee

    The Met Office's deputy chief meteorologist Helen Caughey said: “While it may be an unsettled start for some with showers for northern and western areas, many areas will see generally settled conditions over much of the long Jubilee weekend.

    "There'll be plenty of dry weather and good spells of sunshine.

    "Temperatures will be widely into the low 20s, feeling warmer in the sunshine, although temperatures will drop off quickly into the evenings. 

    “The main source of any uncertainty for the weekend itself is to do with how far a plume of warm air to the south encroaches over southern areas of the UK.

    "At present it’s looking like it could glance the far southeast on Saturday and Sunday, which would bring with it the risk of some showers, although the heaviest showers look likely to be contained over the continent.” 

  • Milica Cosic

    Today's weather

    It will be a warm day with long spells spells of spring sunshine and variable amounts of cloud cover around.

    Most areas will be dry, however there is a chance of showers developing which will be mostly across western areas and may be locally heavy.

    Cooler for coastal areas. A mostly dry evening.

  • Milica Cosic

    Lyme Regis FULL

    Crowds of holidaymakers and locals flocked yesterday to the seaside resort of Lyme regis to soak up the glorious hot sunshine and clear blue skies over the Bank Holiday.

    People soaked up the hot sunny weather as they enjoyed an extra day off and the many events planned for to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. 

  • Milica Cosic

    Street parties face washout with heavy rain on Sunday

    STREET parties celebrating the Queen's Jubilee look set for a washout this weekend as heavy rain sweeps the country.

    Forecasters fear a rogue low pressure system will put a dampener on the historical weekend – but assured Brits there will still be sunshine.

    And as Londoners honour the Queen's seven-decade reign on Sunday with the Platinum Jubilee pageant, the Met predicts downpours will hit southern parts of the country.

    Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist Helen Caughey said: "The latest outlook suggests that this plume of warm air could bring a spell of showers to southern areas overnight on Friday and into early Saturday, with some showers hanging around for a time on Saturday.

    "Further showers are likely for southern areas on Sunday, perhaps the odd heavy one, most likely at this stage for the far southeast."

  • Milica Cosic

    Odds slashed on Jubilee WASHOUT

    Ladbrokes have slashed odds on this weekend being a Jubilee WASHOUT.

    With heavy rain set to batter Britain and despite the high temperatures, the bookies now make it just a 6/4 shot (from 3/1) that the upcoming extended Bank Holiday weekend plays host to the wettest day of the year so far.

    Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “A literal damper could be about to be put on the Queen’s Jubilee weekend, with record-breaking rain set to fall over the coming days.”

  • Milica Cosic

    Bank holiday Friday could be HOT

    Looks as though temperatures might be creeping up despite the wash out Jubilee weekend forecasters have predicted.

    According to WX Charts, the weather could be relatively warm on Friday.

    It looks as though Friday will be the warmest day of the bank holiday weekend.

    London and the south east of England could see highs of 19C, with Norwich being as warm as 17C.

    The rest of the UK including Scotland might average at around 15C to 18C.

  • Milica Cosic

    Tonight's weather

    It will be a largely dry evening with late spells of sunshine and daytime showers will tend to ease and turn increasingly patchy.

    Overnight will then be mainly dry with clear spells and variable amounts of cloud cover.

    Outbreaks of rain across northern England, southern Scotland and north Wales.

  • Milica Cosic

    UV and Pollen warnings

    Brits have been issued warnings for pollen and UV levels this week.

    Those in London and Exeter will face high levels of pollen on today Friday.

    There will also be high UV levels in Edinburgh, Leeds, London and Exeter today.

  • Milica Cosic

    Epsom confident that track will be raceable at Derby Festival

    EPSOM are confident that the track will be raceable at the Derby meeting after a spate of abandonments

    Trainers and jockeys have hit out at racecourses after FOUR meetings were abandoned in the last five days.

    Rain showers have caused horses to slip on the bends at Chester, Haydock, Lingfield and Windsor.

    And there are now concerns that the recent wet weather could make the famous bend at Tattenham Corner unsafe this weekend.

    But Epsom clerk of the course Andrew Cooper moved to calm those fears.

  • Louis Allwood

    ‘Uncertainty for the weekend itself’

    Speaking about the up-coming weather for the Platinum Jubilee, deputy Chief Meteorologist Helen Caughey said: “While it may be an unsettled start for some with showers for northern and western areas, many areas will see generally settled conditions over much of the long Jubilee Weekend, with plenty of dry weather and good spells of sunshine.

    “Temperatures will be widely into the low 20s, feeling warmer in the sunshine, although temperatures will drop off quickly into the evenings. 

    “The main source of any uncertainty for the weekend itself is to do with how far a plume of warm air to the south encroaches over southern areas of the UK.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Stunning starlight scenes captured in Dorset

    The milky way was photographed in the early hours of this morning.

    A dazzling photo was taken of the milk way which was glowing above St Catherine’s Chapel in Abbotsbury.

    St Catherine’s Chapel was built by monks in the 14th century, and overlooks Chesil Beach.

    It is situated in an Area of Outstanding Beauty, and it is easy to see why.

    Credit: ©Graham Hunt
  • Louis Allwood

    End of June forecast

    It is likely that conditions will stay relatively similar throughout the second half of June.

    There is low confidence in precipitation amounts, with a roughly equal chance of wetter than average and drier than average conditions overall.

    However, temperatures are likely to be above average for most.

  • Louis Allwood

    Edinburgh's evening forecast

    A mainly dry and bright evening then clear spells at first.

    Cloudier towards midnight with rain developing in the southwest, Borders and Lothian remaining mostly dry with minimum temperatures of 8 °C.

  • Louis Allwood

    Friday to Monday Manchester forecast

    A cloudy, wet start for many areas.

    However, the rain should tend to break up into showers, with more sunshine developing by the afternoon.

    Winds remaining light with maximum temperatures of 19 °C.

    Dry, sunny and warm on Saturday.

    Starting off dry on Sunday, but becoming cloudier from the south, with an increasing risk of showery rain.

    Further rain at times on Monday.

  • Louis Allwood

    Manchester evening forecast

    Increasingly cloudy this evening, with showers at first, soon giving way to more persistent rain, some of which could be heavy at times.

    This will then persist for much of the night with minimum temperatures of 11 °C.

  • Louis Allwood

    Brits up and down the country toast the Queen as they enjoy 22C scorcher

    JOYFUL Brits are raising a glass to the Queen today as she celebrates 70 years on the throne.

    Revellers up and down the country are coming together to toast Britain's longest reigning monarch on day one of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations – as temperatures hit a delightful 22C.

    Jubilant supporters lined The Mall in London from the early hours of this morning to secure a front-row spot for Trooping the Colour.

    Many were snapped clinking glasses of prosecco at the crack of dawn as they waited for the royals to arrive.

    Elsewhere, partygoers were pictured out in force in Leeds – some in full regal get-up.

    Groups of friends draped in England flags and dressed as Beefeaters filed into pubs and bars across the city.

  • Louis Allwood

    London Saturday to Monday forecast

    Saturday, occasionally heavy and thundery showers spreading across all parts.

    Generally cloudy on Sunday and Monday, with further heavy and possibly thundery showers.

    Temperatures around average.

  • Louis Allwood

    London forecast this evening

    Dry with plenty of clear spells through the evening, especially to the southeast.

    Some isolated mist or fog patches may form through the early hours with minimum temperatures of 8 °C.

  • Milica Cosic

    Balmy conditions to continue into tomorrow

    The balmy conditions will continue into Friday when Brits will bask in 26C heat.

    The rest of the four-day weekend looks slightly more uncertain, with patches of rain and potential thunder.

    The warmest weather across Saturday and Sunday will be found in the northwest of Scotland, with cooler breezes blowing further south.

    Met Office deputy chief meteorologist Dan Rudman said: "Some may see an unsettled start to the long weekend, with showers for Northern Ireland, Wales and western England, however, it will be much more settled for many, with plenty of dry weather and good spells of sunshine.

    "Temperatures could reach 26C in the south on Friday, although this will likely be the warmest day and later in the weekend the highest temperatures are likely to be in the northwest.

    "A plume of warm air, currently across the continent, then pushes north over the UK through the weekend.

    "However, there is uncertainty on how far north it will stretch with the latest outlook suggesting it will bring a spell of showers to southern areas from Saturday which could turn heavy and possibly thundery at times.

    "Although there will also be some breaks in the cloud even here, and northern areas are most likely to stay fine and dry.

    "Northern Ireland, Scotland and northern England look like they’ll see the driest conditions from Saturday onwards most likely enjoying some prolonged periods of sunshine."

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