Met Office issues 'mixed' forecast for bank holiday weather

Blue sky over the Liverpool waterfront. (Pic Andrew Teebay).
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The Met Office has predicted we will see "mixed weather" for the bank holiday weekend.

Sunshine has hit Merseyside this morning, Saturday, May 25, with temperatures around 15 degrees C early on. The latest forecast shows temperatures should hit highs of 19 degrees C.

However, at around lunchtime, forecasters at the Met Office predict it will turn cloudy. Showers are also expected at around 5pm today.

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The Met Office forecast states: "Today: More sunshine on offer to start the weekend and feeling warmer too. Sunshine turning a little hazy at times through the afternoon and with the odd shower still possible, but staying dry for most. Maximum temperature 19C.

"Tonight: Turning cloudier through this evening with some patchy outbreaks of rain arriving from the southeast, becoming heavy at times overnight. Milder. Minimum temperature 11C."

On Sunday, it will be a "cloudy start with patchy outbreaks of rain through the morning". The Met Office has also issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms, covering the whole of Merseyside, starting at 12pm on Sunday and lasting until 8pm on the same day.

Forecasters said: "Slow-moving heavy showers and thunderstorms may cause flooding and disruption in places."

The outlook for Monday to Wednesday includes sunshine and showers, which possibly merges into longer spells of rain on Monday. Temperatures will reach highs of 15C on Monday.

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