Brits to be battered with torrential rain and winds in Bank Holiday forecast

Brits hoping for another long weekend in the sun at their local boozer's beer garden will need protection against the rain and wind.

The Bank Holiday Monday forecast includes torrential rain and strong winds set to hit Brits over the next few days.

Temperatures are also predicted to dip to as low as 4C on Saturday.

The Arctic blast will bring a chilly 12C average across the country but many areas will be lower.

Strong 50mph gusts and heavy downpours will blast Brits and meteorologists at The Weather Outlook have warned of a "washout".

On Saturday, the weather will be temperamental but not be the worst of the long weekend.

The Met Office forecast some sunny spells with showers and little wind.

However, temperatures will be below average for the time of year.

The best of the weather will be felt in coastal areas.

Sunshine and showers will return again between Sunday and Tuesday, with the wet and wild weather expected most on Monday.

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A band of low pressure coming in from the Atlantic will be the cause of the miserable showers.

“It will be wetter and windier in the West in the morning and in the East in the afternoon,” Met Office meteorologist Greg Dewhurst said.

He added there will be occasional gales and gusts of 45-50mph, especially in the South West.

The wet conditions are expected to continue next week and it seems like it will only start to warm up from mid-May when further lockdown restrictions begin to ease.

After the Bank Holiday weekend, Tuesday will stay chilly with some frost overnight and showers.

The lowest temperatures of 4C, especially as it gets colder throughout the night, will make it colder than in some areas of Europe and Russia. Most of the UK will be in single digits.

Despite the washout coming at the beginning of May, April was recorded as one of the driest in the UK on record.

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The country saw only a fraction of the usual rainfall hitting.

It was also the coldest on average even though Brits enjoyed long and hot summer-like days.

The Met Office said April saw the lowest average minimum temperatures since 1922 as air frost and clear conditions led to a chilly month despite the sunshine.

If you're heading to the pub or outside for a walk, best pack the umbrella and rain mac with you.

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