Bank holiday Monday weather forecast: Rain expected across UK, Met Office says

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Bank holiday Monday weather forecast: Rain expected across UK, Met Office says

Bank holiday Monday is set to be a grim washout for many parts of the country, according to weather forecasters.

The Met Office warned the north and Midlands in particular could endure heavy rain, with thunder also a possibility.

Becky Mitchell, a Met Office meteorologist, told the Standard: “Everywhere across the country is going to see showers.

“There will also be lots of winds compared to Sunday, while some of the showers could be on the heavy side across the northern and central parts.

A rain delay at Bristol's County Ground on Sunday. More showers are expected in the UK on Monday (Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff)

“There could also be the odd rumble of thunder.”

But she added it’s better news for people in the south, which will see “the best of the dry and bright weather” on Monday.

Temperatures are expected to reach 20C in the south, while the mercury will typically measure at 14C to 15C in the north.

In London, temperatures will peak at 18C on a largely cloudy day, with a 40 per cent chance of showers in the evening.

It follows grey and wet spells in the UK on Sunday, with cooler conditions also expected overnight compared to recent humid evenings.

Ms Mitchell added: “It will be quite windy across the northern half of the UK on Sunday evening, with a scattering of showers.”

But for the south, see added “it will be quite calm and dry – so there is very much a north/south split."

As Brits head back to work on Tuesday, the Met Office said it will be cool, bright and showery in the north and further south.