Sunday, April 30, 2017

UK: Rain to threaten outdoor plans during early May bank holiday

By Eric Leister, AccuWeather meteorologist
By Adam Douty, AccuWeather meteorologist
April 30,2017, 12:02:24PM,EDT
While the recent cold snap has ended, bouts of rain will persist and threaten to disrupt outdoor plans across the United Kingdom during the bank holiday.
A slow-moving depression across Britain will keep most of the United Kingdom unsettled with showery spells on Monday; although, northern areas will have a largely dry day.
Across the south of Britain, some of the showers will turn thundery while it will be a rather cloudy, dull day for many. The best of any sunshine will be seen across northwestern Scotland.
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Residents who are not letting the threat of rain ruin their visit to the National Trust Hatchlands Parkland and walk the Sylvanian Family themed nature trail on May Day will want to wear their wellies and rain gear. Anyone outdoors should be ready to head inside if thunder is heard.
"Showers that [will] move through London on Monday could put a damper on the fun and games set to happen at the Spring Festival at Brent Cross Shopping Centre for a time," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski said.
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"An odd shower turning thundery in southern England cannot be ruled out," she said. "If that happens, carnival rides will have to be briefly halted and anyone outdoors will have to temporarily move indoors."
Despite the threat of showers, high temperatures will generally range between 12 and 15 C (54 and 59 F) across the United Kingdom on Monday, which is within a few degrees of normal for the start of May.
The warmest air across the United Kingdom will be found in western Scotland and Northern Ireland, where some locations away from the coast could reach 17 C (63 F).

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