Original article from Kent Live
If you had planned on spending the long bank holiday weekend in the beer garden at the pub, perhaps you should think again.
After sunny spells in the last week – the long weekend will bring with it single digit temperatures and ‘widespread rain and strong winds’.
The Met Office is forecasting that Saturday will be the pick of the weather although temperatures will struggle to top 14 degrees in Kent.
However, on Sunday a band of rain will move in across the county as the May bank holiday looks set to be a damp squib.
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Current lockdown restrictions mean that pubs and restaurants must limit their services to outdoors only.
The next easing of restrictions on May 17 will see indoor hospitality open too – but that won’t come soon enough for this weekend.
Sunday will be showery before the worst of the weather arrives on Monday (May 3).
Despite a couple of days of warm weather over Easter, temperatures didn’t reach 20 degrees too often.
The first few days of May look like being much the same as summer holds off for a while longer.
Kent bank holiday forecast
Below you can find the full forecast for the bank holiday weekend, from the Met Office.
Similar to Friday with showers forming during the morning, although mainly towards the west. Clear skies and plenty of sunshine further east. Showers easing quickly around dusk. Maximum temperature 14 °C.
Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:
Showers on Sunday again. Bright on Monday at first, but turning cloudier with widespread rain and strong winds. Improving overnight with intermittent rain by Tuesday, sunny spells and lighter winds.