Original article from Kent Live
After spending most of the Bank Holidays over the past year locked indoors, people will no doubt have solidified plans for the long weekend.
But with lockdown restrictions still preventing us from visiting people’s homes and sitting indoors at pubs and restaurants – plans are fairly weather reliant.
Unfortunately, Kent is set for a wet and windy weekend.
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind, which comes into force at noon on Monday (May 3) and lasts until 9am the following day.
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Strong winds as high as 60mph are predicted along the coast and will be accompanied by heavy rain at times.
The forecaster has warned to expect delays to road transport, with bus and train services also likely to be affected.
It also warns that damage to outdoor temporary structures is possible – which is bad news for all the pubs with marquees.
The gales are predicted to ease throughout Tuesday morning, however the wet weather could persist, broken up by periods of sunshine.
Temperatures will remain cool across the weekend and into next week, with highs of around 11C.
If you feel disheartened by the latest weather outlook, a mini heatwave is predicted to arrive by the end of May.
Temperatures are predicted to soar to around 20C, allowing us to take full advantage of phase 3 of the roadmap out of lockdown.
From May 17, people will be able to meet in groups of up to 30 in beer gardens or when dining al fresco.
Groups of up to six people and two households will also be allowed to meet indoors, in each other's homes or inside hospitality venues.