Huge north-south divide for UK bank holiday weather with 19C sun and showers

The north-south divide will be out in force this bank holiday weekend as Brits in different parts of the nation can expect wildly different weather conditions.

Saturday (April 30) is likely to see sunshine and balmy spring temperatures of up to 19C in the south of England, according to the Met Office.

But it could be a washout for people in Scotland, Northern Ireland and parts of northern England as a low-pressure system moves down from the northwest.

The shifting weather front is anticipated to introduce cloud and outbreaks of rain in these areas, before this shifts further down the British Isles on Sunday.

Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist David Oliver said: “It is a different mix of weather this bank holiday weekend after what has been a largely settled week for the UK.

“The high-pressure that has been dominating the UK in recent days will move away to the south, allowing a low-pressure system to move in from the northwest."

"This will bring with it some more unsettled weather with showers or some longer spells of rain across the north on Saturday and then southern areas on Sunday.

"A good deal of dry weather is expected on Monday with most areas only seeing some isolated showers and mild temperatures, widely in the mid-teens.”

Netweather forecaster Jo Farrow meanwhile explained in a new blog that the weather would be taking a more clement turn in some areas after a mild and at times chilly week.

She said: "This week has felt pleasant in any sunshine but cold once the sun sets, or in a breeze off the North Sea or even under the thick cloud.

With new milder air, however, she said temperatures could now "nudge up" up into the high teens and could "tip just into the low twenties" — but only while the sun is shining.

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