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London weather: Exactly when glorious 17C and sunshine will hit London this weekend

Aside from Christmas and Easter, the May bank holiday weekend is probably the most anticipated as it normally falls at a time of year just when fatigue is starting to set in and the weather is starting to pick up. . While that remains true, this year is a little different.

Usually there are public holidays on the first and last Monday in May, but this has been changed for celebrations marking 70 years of Queen Elizabeth II on the throne. The weather may not be warm enough for shorts and tank tops, but it’s expected to be perfect for a barbecue with friends in the park.

The early May, or “May Day”, holiday has been part of the calendar since 1978 and this year it should be mild. BBC London Weather predicts the bank holiday will begin with warm temperatures on Saturday April 30 which will peak at 17C.

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This will then be followed by a slight drop on Sunday (May 1) 14C before rising to 17C on Monday (May 2). According to the meteorologist, the capital should enjoy good weather in May, with a few rainy days expected, many sunny days and temperatures between 15 and 21°C.

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