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Britain set for a ‘warm and fine’ day of bank holiday sun

Weather forecast for bank holiday monday

Plenty of sunshine is expected for Bank Holiday Monday (Picture: PA)

The UK is expected to enjoy fine and warm weather for the Whitsun Bank Holiday.

Amid the coronavirus lockdown and Brits being encouraged to maintain social distancing, most of the country is set to see temperatures in the 20s, with highs of up to 26C.

The Met Office said there will be mist and low cloud in the West early on, but this should give way to fine, dry weather in most parts of the country. There will be long sunny periods, with inland areas becoming warm.

Forecaster Craig Snell explained: ‘Across the UK, many of us will see plenty of sunshine. For most of the British Isles, its dry and sunny and feeling warmer than it had done at the weekend.’

Temperatures should reach as high as 24C in London, with 21C expected in Newcastle, 20C in Edinburgh and Belfast and 22C in Southampton.

It will be slightly cooler in the South West, with 17C forecast for Land’s End in Cornwall.

The sun rises over Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire, May 25 2020 Britain looks set to enjoy a scorching, glorious bank holiday of sun and balmy temperatures.

The sun emerges above Ironbridge Gorge in Shropshire (Picture: SWNS)

The sunrises over Birmingham, May 25 2020 Britain looks set to enjoy a scorching, glorious bank holiday of sun and balmy temperatures.

Sunrise over Birmingham this morning (Picture: SWNS)

Little rain is forecast but a band of cloud descending from the North West is expected to bring some showers.

Mr Snell added that Western Northern Ireland Scotland could see some rain, but continued: ‘For the lion’s share of the UK, it is going to be a dry and sunny day, temperatures could reach 26C.’

Of the next few days, he said: ‘Dry and settled weather will continue, we will still get a bit of rain in the north but for the rest of us on the whole it is going to be a dry and fine week.’ 

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