THE wet and windy May Bank Holiday marked the start of some fairly turbulent weather after the Met Office issued more warnings.
The south of the country will be battered by 65mph wind today, after yesterday saw the UK’s coldest May Bank Holiday ever.
Surfers enjoy the waves in Porthcawl, WalesCredit: PA
It was a washout on Blackpool seafrontCredit: NB PRESS LTD
Hardy drinkers brave the elements under umbrellas at the Canal House, Birmingham
The weather didn’t get in the way of a Bank Holiday drink
A yellow warning for wind has been put in place for most of the south.
It will remain in place until 9am, with forecasters warning of gusts of up to 65mph to hit.
The heavy rain will continue to push through parts of England and Wales.
The Met Office said that the weather could spark delays on the roads and railways and could also affect air travel and ferry transport.
Fallen tree branches could also damage fences, signs and smaller structures like sheds.
“The winds should gradually ease through Tuesday morning,” the Met Office said.
“The strong winds will be accompanied by some heavy rain at times.”
The bout of unsettled weather is due to an area of low pressure which is pushing eastwards – but it’s expected to clear later today.
For eastern parts there will be a cloudy and wet start, but sunshine and showers are expected for much of the day elsewhere, according to the Met Office.
Temperatures are expected to hit 12C in southern areas but stay a chilly 8C further north.
A “cool feel” will remain in the air into Wednesday, with further showers forecast for the north and east.
The Met Office has issued a yellow warning until 9am today
People shelter under umbrellas whilst punting along the River Cam in Cambridge
A yellow warning for wind has been put in place for most of the south
Gale force winds batter the coast at Porthleven on Bank Holiday Monday
A pair braved the rain to hit the shops in Newcastle
Tourists take a punt in Cambridge despite the weather
Yesterday saw the mercury tumble to a chilly -5 in the morning. It was followed by gales and heavy rain for most of the country.
That made it exactly as cold as it was this time in 2012 – which was the coldest on record.
According to the Met Office temperatures at this time of year should range between 13C and 16C.
Ladies make a splash in the middle of a downpour in Swansea
Bournemouth beach on the bank holiday with people all wrapped up to cover up from the chill
Sunrise caught over the bank holiday weekend in Wareham in Dorset
Diners in the Oxfordshire town of Wallingford brave the pouring rain for the chance to be together and to eat outdoors
People shelter from heavy rain beneath umbrellas in north London
Families and visitors to Dorset didn’t let the rain get the better of them this weekend
The weather worsened for Bank Holiday Monday thanks to a band of low pressure from the Atlantic.
The rainy conditions are expected to continue into the week and it seems like it will only start to warm up from mid May.
Meanwhile Ladbrooks have slashed their odds on this May being the wettest on record.
With Britain set to be battered by heavy storms over the coming days, the bookies have cut odds from 3/1 to just 5/2 on this going down as the wettest May ever.
Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “It’s looking increasingly likely this could go down as a record-breaking wet May if the latest odds are anything to go by.