UK weather: Met Office predicts showers over King’s coronation bank holiday weekend

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The Met Office has predicted rain over the coronation weekend which will continue through to Bank Holiday Monday.

The UK is set to experience wet weather over the coronation weekend and on bank holiday Monday. The rain could dampen moods as many Brits had hoped for a weekend full of sun to enjoy celebratory street parties and community events.

But, the Met Office predicts that as well as rain, there will be some brighter spells on the day of King Charles’ historic coronation, which takes place on Saturday, May 6. 

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Met Office deputy chief forecaster, Steven Keates, said: “On Saturday we will see showers developing from late morning in some central, eastern and northern areas, but also with some sunny spells through the day.

“At this stage it looks like London could avoid the showers in the morning before some develop through the afternoon. 

“Heavier rain is expected to move into the southwest of the UK and heavy showers are likely for parts of Northern Ireland. Winds will remain light away from the far north where gusty winds will begin to ease. Highs of 20°C are possible in London in any sunshine, with mid to high teens possible elsewhere.”

UK 4 day weather forecast


According to the Met Office, Friday will be a day of sunshine and showers, which could be heavy and slow moving at times.

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The showers will affect all parts of the UK, including London, with some more persistent rain along the northeast coast of England. Highs of 18-20°C are expected across much of England and Wales.


Saturday is forecast to be another cloudy, wet day for many. Showers are likely to develop in central, eastern, and northern areas, as well as across Northern Ireland, but not expected to be as intense or as heavy as those on Friday.

Met Office deputy chief forecaster, Steven Keates, said: “A further area of rain is expected to move into southwest England early on Saturday, moving east and north through the day with some heavy bursts at times. This is likely to bring some rain to London by around lunchtime. Further north in Scotland, northern England and Northern Ireland it will be a day of sunshine and showers before the more persistent rain moves northwards overnight. It will feel humid, especially in the south, with highs of 17°C possible in London.”


Sunday will see areas of rain breaking up into heavy, possibly thundery showers for many parts of England and Wales.

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Temperatures are set to rise to 20°C. The driest and brightest weather looks set for parts of Northern Ireland and northern Scotland. 


With celebrations continuing through the Bank Holiday, Brits can expect some showers much like over the weekend. Temperatures could reach 19°C.

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