Warm, sunny Bank Holiday weekend forecast for North East

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After the recent cold and wet weather for many, the good news is that most of us will see warmer weather for the Bank Holiday weekend.

The average high for the May Bank Holiday in London is about 18C. Highs of 23C on Saturday.

The national forecaster continued: "Saturday will start off cloudy in many areas, with patchy drizzle, mist and fog in places, but it will soon brighten up with spells of warm sunshine developing".

"Dry for most again on Monday, with plenty of sunshine on offer".

Met Office forecaster Sophie Yeomans said a record-breaking weekend could not be ruled out.

It comes in sharp contrast to last Monday when some parts of the United Kingdom experienced "unseasonably cold weather" and saw more than half of one month's rainfall in a day.

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No doubt people will be heading to Forbury Gardens to bask in the sun. Credit getreading

But it's not wall-to-wall sunshine with lower pressure from the Atlantic firing a series of showers at the north-west of the country where temperatures will be subdued by cloud cover.

On Monday temperatuers will range from 13 to 19 degrees with highest values in Connacht and coolest on eastern coasts due to easterly breezes.

Continuing dry in most areas on Friday night with a mix of cloud and clear spells. Sunny spells will gradually increase by this afternoon, though it will likely remain mostly cloudy and cool with occasional drizzle in the coastal fringes of the west and northwest. The minimum temperature is forecast to be 9 °C.

Temperatures are expected to reach the mid 20s Celsius, but Scotland and Northern Ireland will be breezier and cooler, with some rain expected.

RAC traffic spokesman Rod Dennis said: "While wall-to-wall sunshine might not be on the cards for everyone this bank holiday weekend, many will still be keen to make the most of the early May warmth by escaping in the auto to spend time with family or friends".

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