Today will be the best of the bank holiday weather with 22c sunshine

Today is expected to be the best of the bank holiday sunshine, with Brits set to enjoy highs of 22c.

London will see the highest temperatures in the late afternoon, with parts of central England on 20c or 21c, though they are far from a record high.

The highest temperature recorded over the late May Bank Holiday weekend is a sweltering 32.8c on May 29, 1944 at Horsham, West Sussex.

Sunbathers should enjoy the relatively high heat while they can though as temperatures drop into the mid to high teens for the rest of the bank holiday, across the country.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Tony Wardle said: “There’ll be some dry and sunny weather in the forecast for Saturday, with temperatures reaching into the low 20s Celsius for many across central and southern parts of the UK. 

"Not everywhere will be dry and warm though, with further rain arriving in Scotland and Northern Ireland later on Saturday.

“With the high temperatures this weekend there’s also the chance of one or two showers popping up in places, especially in the southeast on Saturday.”

Things will start to cool off on Sunday as it becomes cloudier across the country with rain in many places.

It will be unsettled and breezy, especially in in the north, where rain will be heavy at times in Scotland.

Tony continued: “Sunday will be a much cloudier day for most with outbreaks of rain across northern parts of the country. 

"The rain will be heavy in Scotland at times, where it’ll feel rather cool in the northerly breeze and temperatures of around 12 to 15 Celsius. 

“By Monday it’ll feel notably cooler as fresher air from the Atlantic spreads to all parts of the UK. 

"There’ll be frequent showers and some heavy, thundery bursts at times too, although it’ll be drier and brighter in the south at times, with some sunny spells."


Saturday night:

A cloudy and wet night for Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and northern England.

Drier further south, though largely cloudy, with rain reaching the Midlands by dawn on Sunday.


It will be largely cloudy with plenty of blustery showers, though with some brighter spells later.

The showers will be at their heaviest in Wales, while northern Scotland and north-west England will also have fairly heavy rain compared to elsewhere.

There will be strong westerly winds. The south-east will be mostly dry and quite warm until later in the day.

Monday and Tuesday:

Monday will bring rain to Scotland, a mix of showers and brighter spells for Wales and northern England, with the driest weather likely across southern England.

Tuesday will likely bring a mix of sunshine and showers to many areas, with a cool feel.

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