Temperatures expected to fall this Bank Holiday weekend

Forecasters are warning that the bank holiday will be a rather grey affair.While motoring organisations are predicting one of the busiest May Day breaks in living memory, people are being warned to pack their waterproofs because showers will lash Britain from Saturday night onwards, with temperatures a far cry from the near 27C (80F) of April.

Forecasters are warning that the bank holiday will be a rather grey affair.

While motoring organisations are predicting one of the busiest May Day breaks in living memory, people are being warned to pack their waterproofs because showers will lash Britain from Saturday night onwards, with temperatures a far cry from the near 27C (80F) of April.

Steve Western, a senior WeatherQuest forecaster based at UEA in Norwich, said: "It will be a bit cloudy this morning but it should brighten up by midday and we should see some sunshine.

"On Sunday it will be another cloudy start with perhaps a spot of rain. When this clears away it will be bright and breezy with sunny spells and the off shower.

"While on Monday there could still be the odd shower."

The Association of British Travel Agents (Abta) said just under 2m people would be leaving the country over the bank holiday weekend.

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In London, it should reach about 20C (68F) and elsewhere between 16C (61F) and 19C (66F) tomorrow.

By Sunday the high will drop to 18C (64F) in London and 14C (57F) to 17C (62F) across the rest of the country.

Temperatures on Monday will be between 13C (55F) and 16C (60F) - a far cry from highs in some areas during April, which climate experts claimed was the warmest since records began.

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