Sun and thunder storms set for Derbyshire this spring bank holiday weekend

You might need both your umbrella and suntan lotion for this spring bank holiday weekend as both sun and thunder storms are expected.

Friday, 24th May 2019, 4:43 pm
Sun and rain expected for this bank holiday weekend.

Saturday looks set to be the best day in Derbyshire to go outside with temperatures reaching 20°C.

The Met Office has said that early showers will fade to leave a dry and warm day with spells of sunshine.

Sunday's weather looks set to be very similar, as there will be morning rain but a sunny day later on.

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Sun and rain expected for this bank holiday weekend.

However on bank holiday Monday showers will become more frequent, and there could be heavy rain and thunder.

Rain is expected to start falling at 4pm.

The Met Office has also said it will feel colder with temperatures 15°C.

Tony Wardle, Met Office Chief Meteorologist said: “With the high temperatures this weekend there’s also the chance of one or two showers popping up in places.

“Sunday will be a much cloudier day for most with outbreaks of rain across northern parts of the country.

“By Monday it’ll feel notably cooler as fresher air from the Atlantic spreads to all parts of the UK. There’ll be frequent showers and some heavy, thundery bursts at times too, although it’ll be drier and brighter in the south at times, with some sunny spells."

With less than a month to the summer solstice, the sun is high in the sky meaning UV levels will be high for many areas over the long weekend, so remember to take care in the sun.

Professor John O’Hagan, of Public Health England said: “UV levels over the next few days and the bank holiday may be higher than usual for this time of year. Because you cannot feel or see UV there’s a risk people will suffer sunburn, a sign of skin damage, so be aware of how long you are in the sun, know the limits of your own skin and use common sense.”