It’s heading for another typical Bank Holiday.
Huddersfield weatherman Paul Stevens has warned of sunshine and showers over the weekend, but with the prospect of heavy rain on Monday.
And his advice to people wanting to get out and about: Make the most of Saturday afternoon and evening.
Mr Steven’s forecast comes after a day in which Huddersfield was hit by heavy rain and temperatures dropped to just 8.3°C, which is about half the average for this time of year.
He said: “There’s not much change to the story for the next few days and into the weekend with high pressure established to the north and low pressure over the low countries threatening some damp weather the next few days.
“But the start of the holiday weekend may well be brighter and warmer but no heatwave I’m afraid.
“The Head’s Up for holiday Monday is that it may start off dry but some torrential thundery rain may well develop to make it a wash out afternoon with some flooding rains possible.
“Thursday will be rather cloudy with some low cloud sitting on hills at times and slight rain and drizzle at times through the day. It will still feel cold at only 9°C.
“Friday will be drier but there is a threat of a few thundery showers clipping us through the afternoon. It will be a little brighter with odd bit of sunshine and temperatures up again to 13°c.
“Saturday will be one of the better days of the weekend and after a rather cloudy start with some drizzle it should brighten up with some pleasant warm late afternoon sunshine. If you are planning a barbecue for the weekend that’s the best time.
“Sunday will be generally dry with good sunny spells and warmer, perhaps up to 18°c, which is about average for the end of May.
“Bank Holiday Monday will start off dry, perhaps with some sunshine, but cloud will thicken from the east with rain by midday becoming heavy, thundery and perhaps torrential at times through the evening.”
The rainfall for May so far is about average with 54mm to date compared to a monthly average of 60mm.
But Mr Stevens said the damp and cooler weather is likely to persist well into next week and added: “I’m afraid there is no sign yet of any real summer weather.”
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Southern England is expected to be wetter than the north and Scotland, but it will also see the best of the sun, reaching 22C. At times over the weekend southern England will bask in temperatures similar to that of Los Angeles, California.
Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “The bank holiday weekend’s going to be a sizzler as far as the odds are concerned and it wouldn’t surprise us if workers pull a sickie on Tuesday to extend time spent basking in the sunshine.”