There will be a mix of springtime weather for the bank holiday weekend, as a low-pressure system moves in from the northwest on Saturday.

High-pressure has been largely dominant over the UK in recent days, bringing a good deal of dry, fine weather and some sunny spells. Whilst the fine weather will continue in the south on Saturday, a low-pressure system will introduce cloud and outbreaks of rain for much of Scotland and Northern Ireland with some blustery winds in exposed coastal areas.

On Sunday, this low-pressure system will gradually sink south bringing cloud and outbreaks of rain to many southern areas of the UK. Across the north, conditions will become brighter with some spells of sunshine developing but also a few showers.

The outlook for the bank holiday Monday is for a good deal of cloud across the UK with a scattering of showers, but also with some spells of sunshine in places.

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.”

Further ahead

Into next week, a split is likely with northern areas likely to see the wettest weather with showers or longer spells of rain at times. In the south, a few showers are possible but it will be mostly dry here. Temperatures will likely be around average or slightly above for the time of year.