Met Office warns 'outbreaks' of rain as washout set for end of May

Shoppers queuing in the rain outside Tong Garden Centre on Saturday, November 28
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The Met Office has warned the North of England will get more rain than most other parts of the UK by the end of the month.

The weather service has given its prediction for the weather in late May, from the 21st to the 30th. It has said the northern and western areas of the nation are 'most at risk of outbreaks of rain'.

These outbreaks could come in the form of 'showers or spells of rain,' while the rest of the UK can expect 'dry and bright weather'. Get all the latest and breaking news in Yorkshire by signing up to our newsletter here.

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The Met Office's long range weather forecast for May 21 to May 30, says: "The week should start on a reasonable note in many areas, with a fair amount of dry and bright weather, especially in southern parts of the UK.

"Further north and west there will always be more in the way of cloud with a risk of some showers or spells of rain at times. Through the rest of the period it looks likely that fairly typical conditions will dominate across all parts, with northern and western areas often most at risk of outbreaks of rain, while further south and east will see the best of the drier and brighter interludes.

"There is a risk of showers even here though, which at this time of year are prone to being heavy with occasional thunder. Temperatures will probably remain a little above average."