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UK – Chilly polar air heading

(London) Brits may have to brace themselves for a colder runup to the May bank holiday than hoped as northerly winds are set to bring a blast of chilly polar air to the UK. Predictions by the Met Office indicate there could be cold overnight conditions and widespread frost as well as spells of rain and thunder in the runup to the long weekend.

The Met Office predicts: “Showers or longer spells of rain, heavy at times with thunder, easing southwards Thursday. Drier, cooler and brighter conditions following Friday. “Cold overnight with widespread frosts, particularly in the north.”

Forecasters at MeteoGroup also predict a turn in the weather. MeteoGroup’s WeatherCast website states: “It’s uncertain what will happen this bank holiday weekend, but the current indications are for northerly winds to bring in chilly polar air just before the weekend.

“With frost possible in places, gardeners be careful what you plant!” The change in weather may come as a shock to many as the country recorded its highest temperature of the year as recently as Monday, in the Scottish Highlands.

Temperatures reached 22C in Aviemore, just seven days after Cambridge recorded a previous 2014 weather high of 21.2C.

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