Met Office warns Brits will be battered by 60mph gales during Bank Holiday

The Bank Holiday is set to become windier and colder as the Met Office issues a yellow weather warning for 60mph gales.

The strong winds will add to the 'washout' weekend which is expected to bring heavy downpours across various parts of the UK.

Temperatures could dip as low as-4C in particular areas, with most of the country barely getting over single digits.

The Met Office has warned: "A spell of disruptive winds is likely from Monday afternoon and into Tuesday morning."

This could mean beer garden's hopes are dashed especially as 40mm of rain is predicted to fall on Monday too, as Brits try to enjoy their three-day long weekend.

The affected areas set to experience the strong gales include South West England, Wales, East of England, and London and South East England.

The weather warning states gusts between 40 to 50mph could sweep across the country, but on some coasts and hills, this could be much higher at 60mph.

It says: "A vigorous area of low pressure is likely to cross Northern England on Monday.

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"Strong winds are expected to the south of the low centre with gusts widely 40 to 50 mph, but perhaps as high as 60 mph around some coasts and hills of England and South Wales.

"The winds should gradually ease through Tuesday morning. The strong winds will be accompanied by some heavy rain at times."

The heavy gusts may add delays to road, rail, air, and ferry transport causing havoc on Bank Holiday travel plans as Brits are expected to hit the roads for a weekend away or visiting friends and family.

There may also be damage to temporary structures, with the strong winds expected to hit the coast of Wales and all of south of England.

The warning is in place from 12pm Monday and will last until 9am on Tuesday, May 4.

For Sunday, sunny spells and scattered showers are forecast with a few of the showers set to bring heavy downpours in the afternoon.

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The beginning of May has been a chilly start with the lowest temperature recorded in Cumbria at -5.8C.

But a high of 15C was reported in Hampshire, with the hot spells from April a distant memory.

The west coast will see most of the rain on Monday, with up 31mm expected to fall alone in some parts, including northwest Wales.

Northwest England may receive 21mm and east of England 15mm of rainfall.

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