After so many months stuck at home, a bank holiday weekend with some lockdown rules lifted seems like the perfect time to get out and about.
Although we can now eat outside at restaurants and travel to the beach, remaining Covid restrictions mean we are still very reliant on the weather.
And unfortunately it looks like the weather this bank holiday Monday (May 3) is going to do its best to disrupt our plans.
A Met Office weather warning will be in place across Bristol and 17 hours of rain have been forecast.
The rain is due to start drizzling at around 11am and then won’t stop for the rest of the day, getting heavier and heavier, the BBC forecasts.
Heavy downpours are forecast between 3pm and 9pm – so if you’ve booked a table at a restaurant, we’d recommend checking it has cover.
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According to the Met Office, the rain should stop by 5am tomorrow, with sunny intervals and a fresh breeze forecast – it’s just a shame most of us will be back at work on Tuesday.
Met Office weather warning
A weather warning for wind is in place from 12pm today until 9am tomorrow (May 4). The Met Office says we can expect:
- Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely
- Probably some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer
- Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely
- Damage to outdoor temporary structures possible, with some tree branches down too
- It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities will be affected by spray and/or large waves
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The whole of the south of England and Wales is covered – with the warning area stretching up to Norwich in the east and stopping just below Birmingham.
Drivers are urged to take care when travelling.