Newcastle weather for Platinum Jubilee weekend 2022: what is the Met Office forecast for the long weekend?

The Platinum Jubilee is just around the corner

With the Jubilee just around the corner, many will be looking forward to the long weekend to spend with friends and family.

Traditionally, the Jubilee celebrations are often commemorated with street parties and outdoor events due to the nice weather that usually surrounds the weekend.

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However, as we know, the weather doesn’t always take our plans into account. So, what will the weather look like for the Jubilee weekend?

Here’s our breakdown of the latest weather updates from the Met Office.

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee is being marked with a special four day bank holiday weekend from Thursday June 2 to Sunday June 5.

When is the Platinum Jubilee?

People will be given an extra two days off work this year to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee.

The bank holiday dates are Thursday 2 June and Friday 3 June, giving some a four day long weekend.

What is the weather forecast for the Jubilee weekend in Newcastle?

Thursday 2 June

Thursday is set to be partly sunny with some cloud coverage.

The evening will be mostly cloudy and windy as we move into the evening.

Temperatures are forecast to hit highs of 15°C, and lows of 7°C as we move into the evening.

Friday 3 June

Friday will be mostly cloudy thorughout the day and into the night but will remain dry.

Temperatures are forecast to hit highs of 16°C, and the evening will see lows of 8°C.

Saturday 4 June

Saturday will be mostly cloud but dry. Temperatures will hit highs of 16°C.

Cloud coverage will decrease from 100% in the day to 69% as we move into the evening. With temperatures feeling cold at 9°C.

Sunday 5 June

Sunday will be sunny with some clouds moving throughout. Cloud coverage will sit at 43%.

Temperatures are forecast to hit highs of 16°C, and the evening will see lows of 8°C.

What is the Met Office long-range forecast for the UK?

Saturday 14 May - Monday 23 May

Conditions are expected to be settled and dry for most parts of the UK with high pressure across the board and temperatures set to be just above average.

The high pressure is likely to slip away to the northeast during the first weekend of this period. This will allow for a southerly flow to develop across the UK and potentially draw in some warm air from the continent.

Temperatures will be widely above average and a hot spell is possible across the southern areas of the UK particularly.

Most areas will remain largely dry and fine, however, this will increase the chance of showers and thunderstorms. Specifically for western areas of the UK in this period.

Monday 23 May - Monday 6 June

This period’s conditions look to be more unsettled and there is a potential for spells of rain or showers for most areas. Drier spells are also likely, particularly for the south.

Temperatures will continue to stay above average. Southern areas will see the warmest temperatures throughout this period.

In northern areas temperatures are likely to return to normal for this time of year.

What is the Platinum Jubilee?

Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating 70 years as monarch. Picture: Getty Images

The Platinum Jubilee is an event that will commemorate The Queen being on the throne for 70 years.

Queen Elizabeth II is the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee.