Lancashire Bank Holiday weekend forecast as Met Office issues rain update

Good news - it looks like the rain sweeping over Lancashire today will clear with sunnier and hotter weather on the way.

It has been a damp and grey start to the Bank Holiday weekend with Met Office forecasters warning of a split across the UK on Saturday, with southern parts of England and Wales set to be dry and bright, while areas of northern England and Scotland experience heavy outbreaks of rain.

Greg Dewhurst, a meteorologist at the Met Office, said there would be "plenty of sunshine around, but it will become cloudier the further north you are". The latest forecast shows rain falling across most parts of Lancashire this afternoon, with heavier spells between 4pm and 6pm.


Dark clouds will remain for the rest of the day with highs of 13C. Sunday's forecast looks a lot brighter with lods of sunshine around and temperatures reaching 17C.

The best of the sunshine will be in the afternoon from 1pm to 7pm. The good weather will continue into Monday with no rain currently forecast and another 17C day in store.

Mr Dewhurst confirmed there are currently no Met Office weather warnings in place for the weekend, but urged people to continue to check in. The week leading up to the bank holiday weekend saw the UK hit with thunderstorms and heavy rainfall, while also experiencing its hottest days of the year so far on Wednesday and Thursday.

Latest 5-day Met Office forecast for the region


Another cloudy and damp day, with outbreaks of light rain and drizzle. A chance of some brightness towards late-afternoon, mainly in Cheshire and southern parts of Lancashire. Generally cool, though feeling warmer in any late sunshine. Maximum temperature 13C.


Remaining fairly cloudy this evening and overnight, with some patchy light rain, though a few clearer spells developing at times across the south and east. Mild under cloudy skies. Minimum temperature 8C.


A damp and cloudy start for most, though turning drier in the afternoon with some bright and sunny spells breaking through the cloud. Feeling warmer, particularly in any sunshine. Maximum temperature 16C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Some sunshine on Monday, but with showers, some heavy and possibly thundery. Fewer showers on Tuesday. Fine on Wednesday as high pressure builds. Feeling warm in the sunnier interludes.