May Bank Holiday North Yorkshire weather forecast: Bright sunshine predicted but could it rain on VE day?

Friday (8 May) is the first bank holiday of this month, but will the weather in the capital be bright, sunny and warm or bleak and grey?

Here’s the current weather forecast for North Yorkshire.

. What will the weather be like on bank holiday Friday?

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Friday (8 May) will be a mainly fine day with plenty of warm sunny spells, but there’s also the risk of a few afternoon showers developing, some of which could be heavy at times in some parts, with highs of 22C.

Friday (8 May) is the first bank holiday of May, but will the weather in the capital be bright, sunny and warm or bleak and grey? (Photo: Shutterstock)

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What will the weather be like this weekend?

Saturday (9 May) will see bright, wall-to-wall sunshine and highs of 22C in most areas, but there’s the chance of light showers during the evening. It will turning colder by Sunday (10 May), with overcast conditions throughout the day and peak temperatures of around 10C.

What’s the long-range forecast?

Looking further ahead, the Met Office UK outlook towards 17 May is: “The weather will likely turn more unsettled, with a gradual increase in spells of rain and showers for most, broken by brief sunny or bright spells.”

It is also expected to turn windier in some western regions with cooler temperatures in the north, which will spread throughout the UK.

The heaviest rainfall will be in southern regions, but the unsettled picture is set to continue until mid-month, where there is a chance that the UK could see some longer, drier spells.

However, this is more likely later in May, beyond this period.

The UK outlook from Monday 18 May to Monday 1 June adds, “Generally a largely unsettled picture is set to continue, with periods of rain and showers broken by some brighter spells whilst staying on the cooler side.”

The heaviest rain is expected in the south, but towards the end of May, there is an increasing chance of longer, drier spells, with temperatures also turning warmer.