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Weather: Which day will be the best of the Bank Holiday weekend?

Date published: 24 May 2019


Oldhamers are likely to see a weather split this weekend, with one day dry and warm, but the other two could contain some heavy rain and strong winds.

We'll miss out on the glorious weather from the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, or even last year's late May holiday.

It looks like Saturday will bring the  best of the weather, staying dry and bright for the most part.  There'll be plenty of sunshine around, though it will be a bit cloudier by the afternoon.

On Sunday, we'll see a stark change in the weather, with some heavy rain and strong winds.  The worst of the showers will be in the morning, and we will see one or two sunny spells by lunchtime.

The Bank Holiday is set to be unsettled with some showers and bright spells throughout the day.  There's a small risk of some thunder too.  It'll feel cooler and a little breezy.

As we prepare to indulge in the second bank holiday of the month, breakdown cover provider Green Flag is predicting up to a 25 per cent increase in the average number of breakdowns and incidents set to occur on UK roads between close of business on Friday and the back to work rush on Tuesday morning.

They are predicting up to 153,845 breakdowns and 84,463 incidents between Friday and Tuesday across the UK, which translates to 21 breakdowns every minute over the weekend.


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