It feels like only yesterday that we had a bank holiday weekend, but believe it or not, another is just around the corner.
The early May bank holiday is coming up this weekend, and many of us will be hoping for good weather to coincide with outdoor plans.
Here’s what we know so far about how the weekend weather is looking for Newcastle, and whether or not it will be warm.
When is the next bank holiday weekend?
The next bank holiday weekend in the UK takes place at the end of April and early May.
The weekend starts on Saturday, 30 April and ends on Monday, 2 May which is the next bank holiday Monday.
The next bank holiday after this will be the 2 and 3 June double header holiday for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
What will the weather be like for the bank holiday weekend?
The Met Office is predicting a cooler than normal bank holiday weekend for May this year, and this can be seen in the forecast for Newcastle and the surrounding area.
Here’s what is in store for us, according to the Met Office.
Friday 29 April
The final weekday before the bank holiday looks set to have a relatively sunny start, in fact sun might be all we get for most of the day.
Temperatures in the afternoon could reach as high as 14°C.
This should last until around 4pm, when temperatures will start to gradually decline. It looks set to be a cloudy end to the day, and the ‘feels like’ temperature could drop to as low as 5°C.
Saturday 30 April
A cloud Saturday is in store, with little chance of seeing the sun and a high temperature of around 12°C.
The ‘feels like’ temperature will be only fractionally cooler at times in the day, peaking at around 10°C.
A light breeze and a low of 8°C will be felt during the night, and light showers will take us into Sunday morning.
Sunday, 1 May
The first day of the new month will have a damp start, but conditions should brighten up by the evening.
The high temperature will peak at 12°C during the afternoon when we can expect to see the most of the sun.
The temperature will drop to single figures by around 10pm.
Monday, 2 May
The cooler temperature is set to continue into the new week, and sunshine will again be in short supply in places.
a cloudy start will see a small chance of showers in the afternoon, with a high of 12°C.
It could feel as cold as 4°C by the evening, with scattered showers expected in the region.
What has the Met Office said?
The Met Office summary for the weather in our region runs until Monday, 2 May.
Here’s what the weather service believes is in store for us this week.
A widely chilly and frosty start. Otherwise, a fine and dry day with a mix of cloudy periods and sunny spells. Brightest in the north and west. Light winds. Feeling a little warmer away from North Sea coastal areas. Maximum temperature 13 °C.
Cloud breaking during the evening to leave largely clear skies overnight. Patchy frost likely forming by dawn under clear skies and light winds. Minimum temperature -1 °C.
Remaining settled with variable cloud and some sunny spells. Largely dry, but with an outside chance of a light shower developing inland by late afternoon. Chilly again overnight. Maximum temperature 16 °C.
Outlook for Saturday to Monday:
Saturday widely bright and settled. Cloud building overnight into Sunday with outbreaks of rain. Largely cloudy Sunday and Monday with further patchy rain or showers but also some sunny spells.