UK weather – Brits brave Bank Holiday washout with worst to come as 50mph winds and two weeks of rain to fall

A BANK holiday "washout" is predicted by forecasters with heavy winds and rain set to move in across the UK.

Pub trips were drenched in some parts of the UK this weekend as the sunny spells met an abrupt end.

And from Monday, wet and windy weather is now expected for the whole country so make sure to pack a brolly while out and about this Bank Holiday.

Thirsty punters began drinking outside on Friday, as beer gardens flung open their gates ahead of the busy three-day spell.

But weather warnings could be imposed over the weekend with 50mph winds and 40mm of rain to hit parts of the country on Monday, the Met Office said.  

It comes as restrictions were eased on April 12, allowing pubs, hairdressers and non-essential shops to open for the first time in months.

Gyms, zoos, drive-in cinemas and beauty salons also reopened as the next milestone on Boris Johnson's roadmap to freedom was reached.

It comes as Wales and Scotland's borders are open once more – but rail delays are set to cause headaches for anyone hoping to zip off for a break – with London Euston shut all weekend cutting off the North.

The wet and windy weather will strike as low pressure moves in from the west. 

Martin Bowles, a Met Office forecaster, said: "Here will be a big change going in to Monday, after an area of deep low pressure will move in from the west bringing significant rainfall and strong gales for the whole UK.

"Western parts will be the worst affected with very strong, gale force winds that could be up to 50mph with potentially around 20mm of rain, up to 40mm in hilly areas.

"The east may not see conditions like this until the evening, but will not escape the wet and windy weather."

He said it is likely the Met Office will impose weather warnings of wind for the South West of England over the weekend.

It comes after April saw its lowest average minimum temperatures since 1922, the Met Office said.

However, as of Friday, the UK had seen 218.8 hours of sunshine in April, making it the second sunniest on record. 

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