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BREAKING: Met Office weather warning – 60mph severe gales to batter UK Bank Holiday Monday
May 1, 2021
BBC Weather: Downpours to hit UK over Bank Holiday weekend
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Sunshine and showers have been forecast for the start of this May bank holiday weekend, but the latest weather charts show that any warmer spells won’t last for long. Maps from Windy show a low pressure system sweeping towards the UK into Monday morning, bringing with it colder temperatures and high winds.
TheMet Officehas issued a yellow weather warning from midday on Monday, May 3 to 9am on Tuesday due to a “spell of disruptive winds”.
The warning said: “A vigorous area of low pressure is likely to cross Northern England on Monday.
“Strong winds are expected to the south of the low centre with gusts widely 40 to 50 mph, but perhaps as high as 60 mph around some coasts and hills of England and South Wales.
“The winds should gradually ease through Tuesday morning. The strong winds will ba accompanied by some heavy rain at times.”
Speaking on the One Show last night, BBC weather expert Owain Wyn Evans warned that while it may hot up over Saturday and Sunday of the bank holiday weekend, Monday will be a different story.
He said a band of low pressure is heading towards the UK, which will bring severe winds and plunging temperatures, adding: “The weather is going downhill on Monday essentially.”
BBC meteorologist Ben Rich said Monday would see “an area of low pressure that is going to bring the wettest weather some of us have seen for quite some time.
“Some brisk winds as well. But another cool feeling day.”