Showers are predicted for Jubilee bank holiday weekend - as the number of street parties are revealed

Next week marks the Jubilee weekend celebrations for the Queen

Queen Elizabeth II meets members of the public during a visit to the City Varieties Music Hall
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We're just days from the Queen's Platinum Jubilee - where royals fans up and down the UK will celebrate her Majesty's 70 year reign milestone. So, of course, all eyes are on the UK's unpredictable weather.

The whole of the UK will have an extended weekend, from Thursday to Sunday next week - and whether you're thinking about making the Platinum Jubilee winning pudding for friends or need Jubilee decorations and decor ideas for your street party you're probably wondering if we can expect good weather for your outdoor bank holiday pursuits? 

With the weather creeping into June next week we should be expecting some nice weather, but as usual, we should also be ready for some showers, says the Met office. 

Dan Rudman, Met Office deputy chief meteorologist told the Mirror, "There will be plenty of sunshine around this weekend with temperatures expected to reach 21C in some southern spots on Saturday.

"However, from Sunday it’ll be cooler for most and as we move into next week there’s a more mixed picture once again.

"Spells of rain affecting many places before more settled conditions are expected through the middle of the week, though still with the chance of some showers even then. Although the Jubilee Weekend is still a week away, what we’re keeping an eye on is how a plume of warm air behaves later in the week."

But it won't just be you that needs waterproofs - as according to statistics 16,000 street parties will take place across England over the bank holiday weekend.

According to the Local Government Association (LGA) councils have received a 'huge number of applications' for street parties.

The LGA chairman, James Jamieson, told the Guardian, “Councils are pulling out all the stops to help their communities celebrate a historic day for our country.

“After two tough years at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, we hope that this time will allow people to raise a toast and celebrate with their loved ones and neighbours.”

Sarah Finley

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