Bank holiday weather forecast – Rain to hit UK as sub zero temperatures freeze country

Bank holiday weather forecast - Rain to hit UK as sub zero temperatures freeze country

BRITS will be hit with wintry showers as sub zero temperatures are set to freeze the country today in a miserable Bank Holiday Monday.
In contrast to April’s heatwave, bleak weather conditions threaten to make this May Day bank holiday one of the coldest on record, hovering around 0C in some parts of the UK.
MET Office The UK will be battered by wintry showers as sub zero temperatures are forecast to freeze the country today
UK weather forecast – Bleak weather conditions threaten to make this May Day bank holiday one of the coldest on record

Met Office forecasters warned heavy showers will move from southern Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England into central and eastern England.
Northern Scotland will also feel cold with a few wintry showers.
But it’s not all bad news as there could be some sunny spells in Wales and southern England.
Meteogroup’s Paul Mott added: “It really will feel rather cool for anyone who’s out and about.
“The rest of the week looks like remaining cold and unsettled, with no sign of warmer weather until the end of the week.”

Wintry showers and chilly temperatures are forecast for the UK today
Met Office meteorologist Simon Partridge said there was a chance overnight temperatures could be the lowest ever for the early May bank holiday Monday.
The lowest recorded temperatures for the Monday are minus 3.5C in Wales, minus 4.3C in Northern Ireland and minus 5.9C in the rest of the UK.
“Overnight we could see, particularly in Northern Ireland and Wales, record lows going into this bank holiday,” he said.
“They might overtake the coldest ever start to a May Day bank holiday.”
Forecasters predict today will be cloudy as a weak front carrying a band of showers makes its way south.
But there will also be dry weather and plenty of sunny spells.
The current chill is being caused by freezing winds blowing down from the Arctic Circle.
Simon added: “We’ve got high pressure to the west, low pressure to the east, which has left us with straight northerly air coming straight down from the Arctic.
“And it’s not just affecting us – it’s pushing south across Europe as well, which is apparently worrying the fruit and grape growers across France and Italy in particular because it could cause a problem for the wine crop.”
Bank holiday weekend travellers are facing disruption due to planned engineering work shutting down parts of the railway.
No trains will run to or from London Euston between Saturday and Monday due to work in preparation for HS2.

And there will be no trains between Bristol Parkway and Newport and between Shenfield and Southend Victoria.
Virgin Trains, which operates services on the west coast mainline, was urging passengers to “avoid travelling on these dates unless you absolutely have to”.
More road traffic is expected with 13 million leisure trips to be taken by car between Friday and Sunday, according to RAC research, making it the busiest early May bank holiday on the roads since 2016.
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