85mph winds set to batter Brits before bank holiday weekend ’21C heatwave’

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The miserable weather battering Britain over the last few days is set to continue this weekend with 85mph gales and heavy downpours.

The one silver lining is that thankfully pubs flung open their doors for indoor drinking on Monday, May 17, otherwise this weekend could have been a total washout.

Instead, the pubs in Britain will be safely rammed with friends and family as people enjoy their first weekend warm and dry in their favourite boozers since 2020.

More good news is that you may not have to wait too long for things to look much brighter, according to The Sun parts of the south and Kent could see temperatures of 21C in the not too distant future.

The experts at Netweather are predicting that the hotter weather should be hitting the UK shore by June 1, so in plenty of good time for the May bank holiday weekend.

London could go even hotter around the same time with the mercury getting up to 22C and 23C according to forecasts.

Unfortunately, this weekend the band of low pressure that has been sitting on top of the British Isles since Thursday is likely to stick around, or at least move away very slowly.

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England and Wales will start rather cloudy on Saturday morning after a night of heavy rain and raging winds, but the weather should brighten up from the west later in the day.

Coastal areas could see 85mph gusts and less severe gales will be inland, the Met Office said.

Up to 100mm of rainfall may also pour on higher ground as heavy showers sweep the UK.

Some parts of the country may see some sunshine on Saturday afternoon with temperatures around the mid-teens but the weather will remain unsettled.

Overnight on Saturday, the skies should remain clear so the weather will not be as ferocious as seen on Friday night.

On Sunday morning more rain will sweep in from the west and howling winds will pick up once again to batter the coast.

The Met Officer said: "Saturday morning will get off to a cloudy start for many with rain in the east and some showers elsewhere.

"Clearer skies overnight across Scotland and northern area mean there could be a touch of frost first thing.

"After a cloudy start, things should brighten up through Saturday with sunshine and showers."

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