By Kristina Pydynowski, AccuWeather senior meteorologist
By Eric Leister, AccuWeather meteorologist
May 27,2017, 1:21:58PM,EDT
The warmest days so far this year across the United Kingdom have been replaced with rainy spells and thunderstorms this spring bank holiday weekend.
This change will force many people to trade shorts and sun cream for brollies and wellies. Some outdoor holiday plans may have to be delayed or moved indoors.
The warmth held into Saturday across eastern England, but a depression will ensure the warmth will be erased for Sunday.
A much better day for holiday plans will unfold across central and northern parts of the U.K. on Sunday. Despite the day being often cloudy, dry weather should prevail after any odd lingering shower departs northern Scotland in the morning.
Sunday morning will be the better time for outdoor activities in Plymouth, London, Canterbury and Norwich as thundery showers may return to southern England in the afternoon.
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Showers may expand over most of the United Kingdom on Monday, further plaguing barbecues. A few of the showers becoming thundery or unleashing localized flooding downpours cannot be ruled out.
The best chance for a dry day on Monday will be across northern Scotland where any showers will be limited to late in the day.
Monday’s highs across the southern U.K. will generally average 17-23 C (63-73 F) while the north will see temperatures between 13-17 C (56-63 F).