UK Coronation weather hour by hour forecast as bank holiday washout looms

People planning to celebrate King Charles III’s coronation this weekend face a washout with showers on the card.

Thousands of Brits are set to descend upon London this weekend in the hope of catching a glimpse of the king on his 1.3-mile procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminister Abbey on Saturday, May 6.

White further afield thousands have planned street parties and other celebratory events have been planned – but forecasters warn the bank holiday will bring “unsettled” showers and longer spells of rain.

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Today (Thursday, May 4) is predicted to be an unsettled day, with an area of low pressure bringing some wet and windy weather which will move northeastwards across the UK.

Friday is set to bring sunshine and showers, which could move to heavy and slow moving at times with some thunder, lightning and hail affecting most of the UK, including London.

Currently, Saturday is forecast to be another wet day, though with generally less intense rainfall compared to Friday.

Met Office Deputy Chief Forecaster, Steven Keates, said: “On Saturday we will see some heavy rain moving into the southwest in the early hours which will move northeastwards through the morning.

“This is likely to bring some rain to London by around lunchtime as it spreads east and north across roughly the southern third of the UK.

“Further north in Scotland, northern England and Northern Ireland it will be a day of sunshine and showers before the more persistent rain moves northwards overnight. It will feel humid, especially in the south, with highs of 18C possible in London.”

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Here is an hour-by-hour forecast for the Coronation weekend in London, according to Met Office:

Friday, May 5

7am – cloudy – 10% chance of rain – 13C

10am – thunder – 60% chance of rain – 14C

1pm – showers – 30% chance of rain – 17C

4pm showers – 30% chance of rain – 17C

7pm – cloudy – 10% chance of rain – 16C

Overnight – clear – less than 5% chance of rain

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Saturday, May 6

7am – cloudy – 10% chance of rain – 11C

10am – cloudy – 50% chance of rain – 14C

1pm – showers – 60% chance of rain – 15C

4pm – showers – 50% chance of rain – 16C

7pm – showers – 40% chance of rain – 15C

Overnight – showers – 40% chance of rain – 14C

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Sunday, May 7

7am – cloudy – 20% chance of rain – 13C

10am – cloudy – 20% chance of rain – 15C

1pm – showers – 40% chance of rain – 17C

4pm – cloudy – 20% chance of rain – 19C

7pm – showers – 40% chance of rain – 18C

Overnight – cloudy – 10% chance of rain – 14C


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