People who are able to have extra days off due to this bank holiday will be hoping that the weather is better than the last two bank holidays the UK has had.
The Easter weekend bank holiday and the May Day bank holiday both proved to be quite underwhelming weather wise.
When is the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee?
People will get to enjoy an extended, four day weekend in the UK, but not in the format we’ve become accustomed to.
The bank holiday will be in June, as a celebration for the Queen’s Jubilee.
It will be a four-day weekend, much like Easter, to celebrate the Queen’s 70 year reign as the Queen of England.
It is the first time any British Monarch has ever reached this milestone, and will see a bank holiday on Thursday, 2 June and Friday, 3 June
The official Royal Family website says: “A special extended bank holiday weekend will provide an opportunity for communities and people throughout the United Kingdom to come together to celebrate the historic milestone.”
What is the outlook for the weekend?
Recently, as we edge ever closer to the summer months, the weather has improved on what has so far, in the UK at least, been a poor year weather wise.
After a fleeting moment in April, where we saw temperatures in some parts of the UK eclipse those in the likes of Ibiza, it has been fairly drab.
And, according to Accuweather, the weather for the upcoming bank holiday looks set to be fairly poor.
- Thursday, 2 June
Drab and dreary with light spells of rain present throughout the day. There’s a 25 percent chance of rain throughout the day with highs of 17C and lows of 6C.
- Friday, 3 June
Despite an improvement on the Thursday weather wise, it’s still bad weather. The day will be cloudy throughout the day with a 25 percent chance of rain throughout the day, with highs of 17C and lows of 7C.
- Saturday, 4 June
The weekend begins on a poor note, with cloudys predicted all day, with no sign of sun forecast for the start of the weekend. Highs of 17C and lows of 8C.
- Sunday, 5 June
It was always threatening, and it looks like Sunday will see rain, with clouds predicted in the morning which turn to showers in the early afternoon, remaining for most of the day ahead. Highs of 18C lows of 8C.
What is the Met Office’s long range weather forecast?
They say: “Through this period, we can expect to see a change in the weather to more widely unsettled conditions. With spells of rain or showers for most, some potentially heavy or thundery, drier spells do remain possible especially in the south and southwest.
“Temperatures will continue to be above average, especially in the south where it could remain warm or very warm further into the period. Further north, a return to nearer normal temperatures is possible.”