Wet and windy weather will blight parts of the UK to make it a disappointing Bank Holiday three-day weekend for may.
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning in London, the east, south-east, and south-west of England, alerting the public to “thundery downpours” ahead.
Up to 25mm, or half a month of average rain, could fall in some areas, becoming increasingly heavy throughout the day before spreading to the North overnight.
UK weather warnings
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Two seafront walkers dodge an icy wave at Saltcoats Harbour in Saltcoats, Scotland on December 27, 2013. A yellow 'be aware' warning has been issued for many parts of Scotland as the country is affected by gale force winds and heavy rain
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A woman wraps up warm to fight the cold in London in 2013. A mixture of hail, snow, sleet and heavy showers is expected in Scotland and northwest England, the West Midlands and Northern Ireland
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A motorcyclist tries to right his bike on the slippery road surface in London in 2004. The emergency services are advising motorists to be vigilant
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A man is bombarded by sleet and hail on the Brighton seafront in 2013. The south of England is however expected to escape the brunt of the incoming bad weather
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A woman wraps up against the wind and a blizzard of sea foam whipped up by the wind near Trearddur Bay in Anglesey, 2013. This year it is to be areas in south west of Wales that will see more “wintry” weather
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Snow covers trees in the Parade Gardens in Bath last year. Heavy snow may bring widespread disruption to many parts of the UK
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Snow and ice make getting around by vehicle difficult in the Yorkshire Dales in 2012. The tops of the moors will see more “wintry” weather on Monday night
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The Met Office said: “Although not all areas will be affected, thundery showers or areas of heavy rain are likely to affect some southern and eastern parts of England late on Saturday evening and on Sunday.
”The main focus for thundery downpours looks limited to the south-east corner of England overnight but then becomes rather more widespread during Sunday afternoon and evening.
“Lightning may be an additional hazard.
”The public should be aware of the risk of localised impacts from heavy rain and flooding, which may affect travel and some outdoor events.“
Kent will be among the areas which could see heavy localised rain, weather forecasters MeteoGroup added.
Senior forecaster Clare Austin warned the rain would move north on Bank Holiday Monday into northern and eastern parts of England.,
”Next week looks like an improving picture with only one or two showers around but it will be cooler,“ she added.Reuse content