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UK Weather Forecast: May Bank Holiday Weekend Could See Cold Temperatures And Rain

20/05/2013 14:31
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Don't start cleaning the barbecues just yet, because the summer Bank Holiday weekend could feel distinctly wintery, according to forecasters.

An Arctic plunge is on the way from mid-week, meteorologists from the Weather Channel said. "Thursday and Friday will feel more like March again in northerly winds and showers, temperatures struggling to reach 10C in many areas of the UK and snow in the showers over the Pennines and Highlands in Scotland. Wind chill temperatures make more like 5C," said forecaster Leon Brown.

The Weather Channel predicts an "Arctic plunge on the way from mid-week. For the Spring Bank Holiday Weekend the weather will remain rather cool and unsettled with some heavy showers across central and eastern Britain.

"And worse case is a very cool and wet day on Saturday for England, unfortunately, but much better in the north over Scotland.

"The weather gradually improving so more sunny spells by Sunday, but quite a few showers too.

"Then a ridge of high pressure moving from the west may hopefully bring a much better day for the Holiday Monday in southern and eastern Britain with temperatures reaching 16 to 18C, still a little cooler than normal."

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