Brits set to freeze in soggy Bank Holiday washout and temperature plunge

The upcoming Bank Holiday is set to be a total washout with rain, overcast skies, and cooler weather.

Some Brits have been hit with floods believed to be caused by high tides from the Supermoon after the spring heatwave.

Areas in the south west were blasted with surging tides and residents in the north west braced for higher sea levels.

As the first May Bank Holiday weekend approaches the warm weather is set to plunge with a freezing forecast up ahead.

The Met Office expects low pressure to sink southwards and hang around to bring rainfall, with the highest temperatures over the weekend struggling to reach 15C.

Met Office Chief Operational Meteorologist Steven Ramsdale told the Express: "The weather heading into the bank holiday weekend is going to be a little more unsettled than we’ve seen in recent days.

"There will be rain or showers at times for many, which is likely to be welcomed by many farmers and gardeners after a dry April so far.”

Whereas WXCharts predict mercury may plummet to -2C in some parts of Scotland overnight and early hours of Thursday.

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Northern areas of England could see -1C.

Although the bone-chilling temperatures will take hold this weekend the hot sun will reappear closer to the middle of the month.

It's believed a scorching 27C will hit by May 17, around the same time when the next stage of the Government's roadmap out of lockdown comes into play.

From this date, UK hotels and B&Bs can reopen and pubs can welcome people indoors.

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More than six people are permitted to meet outdoors and two households can mix inside homes, and if given the go-ahead, international travel will reopen.

It's also predicted more sunshine will hit at the beginning of June, with 30C sunshine setting the scene when all restrictions lift on June 21.

Mercury is expected to soar later on in the month with a 33C heatwave.

Bookmaker Coral's have said there are 4-5 odds for rain in London on Bank Holiday Monday, which could put a damper on Brits' plans.

Coral's Harry Aitkenhead said: "We've been spoiled lately by some spring sunshine and whilst temperatures are set to be high, rain is coming.

“We make it odds on for a wet Bank Holiday Monday in London and have slashed the odds on a record-breaking month for wet weather across the UK.”

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