Original article from Kent Live
People love to complain about the weather in the UK but the truth is if you’re down in the south east things are normally dependable when you get closer to the summer.
Yes, there will be the odd rainy day but you know you can expect at least one prolonged period of 20C for several weeks, and in between it will stay fairly decent.
However, the last couple of months have been torrid throughout the UK. Perhaps it is just the luck of the draw – last year the weather in spring was wonderful – but it’s hard not to feel aggrieved when a lot of the activities that are allowed these days involve being in the great outdoors.
Thankfully that is about to change, with the Met Office forecasting a (relative) scorcher this bank holiday weekend.
Here’s the forecast and some ideas about how to spend the long weekend in the sun.
What is the weather forecast for the bank holiday weekend?
The weather in Kent, and across the UK, finally looks like picking up after a torrid couple of months. Do you remember that nice weekend in March? Feels like aeons ago now.
But do not fret things are about to get better and the timing couldn’t be more perfect coming just in time for the late May bank holiday weekend. The temperatures in Kent for the next few days are as followed:
Unfortunately it is to be cloudy for much of the day, but thankfully there is very little chance of rain (which we’ve seen a lot of). According to the Met Office, peak temperatures will be 17C, which comparatively sounds dreamy.
Saturday looks a little more sunny, with the clouds expected to part ways in the mid afternoon. Peak temperatures will be around 18C, with very little chance of rain again.
This is when things start picking up with sun forecast for pretty much all day (time to get the BBQ prepped). Temperatures are only predicted to be around 17C according to the Met Office, but in the direct sun this should still be decent (read: wear sunscreen).
Another fine looking day, temperatures are expected to hit 20C (stay calm) and again with almost no chance of rain. With this being the actual bank holiday itself this is perfect day to plan some outdoor activities with friends.
What’s going on this weekend?
With Covid restrictions still in place there might not be as much as you’d expect on a bank holiday weekend, but you can always visit the beach in Margate, or take a bike ride along the Viking Coastal Trail.
Pubs and restaurants are also open indoors as of May 17, so you should find it easier to get a table if you fancy getting out for a few drinks or a bit of supper.