Met Office issues verdict on weather for Bank Holiday weekend after snow warning

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  • The Met Office has revealed what it expects the weather to look like this Bank Holiday weekend after warning of "wintry showers" this week.

    Snow fell across higher ground in northern parts of the UK last weekend, with scattered snowfall continuing this week.

    Luckily it has only impacted those in remote parts of Scotland although temperatures have been chilly elsewhere too. The Met Office expects highs of around 10C across much of the country this afternoon (Tuesday, April 25) with wind making that feel colder.

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    Yesterday (Monday, April 24) Met Office Chief Meteorologist Jason Kelly said snow would "continue across the northeast" and become "confined to Orkney and Shetland" by this afternoon.

    Regarding this weekend, Deputy Chief Meteorologist Nick Silkstone said: "It will potentially take until the end of the week for the milder air to push as far north as northern Scotland."

    For the rest of the country, the Met Office says temperatures should be "a little above average by the bank holiday weekend, although still perhaps remaining nearer average in the extreme northeast".

    However, the outlook states there will also be some showers, "chiefly in the west".

    There is also a risk of thunderstorms in Northern Ireland.

    The Met Office forecast for Saturday (April 29) onwards states: "Cloud is expected to be patchy leading into this weekend, with low cloud possible over the western hills particularly in the mornings.

    "A few showers may develop throughout Saturday across central and western areas, with the chance of thunder later on across Northern Ireland.

    "Moving into May, weak bands of rain will mostly decay as they progress eastwards, acting as a focus for diurnal afternoon showers that mainly affect the central and east of England."

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