Bad news folks, there’s a chance our plans to indulge in Pimms and burn sausages on the BBQ on Sunday may be dashed by classic bad British weather.
More than 10 million people are expected to attend the Big Jubilee Lunches to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
But remember to bring your umbrella and raincoat, as the Met Office has warned torrential downpours could bring the four-day weekend to an end.
Meteorologist Annie Shuttleworth told Metro.co.uk the situation was still uncertain – but refused to rule out another yellow warning.
Southern England is set to experience the worst, with the risk of heavy showers and possible thunder.
Temperatures remain high up to 17°C but persistent rain makes it feel above 12°C.
However, there is still hope for some street festivals as the sun could penetrate the southwestern areas by mid-afternoon.
Meanwhile, parts of north-west Scotland will get the best of weather, with highs of 21C expected.
The Platinum Jubilee Pageant – which will be attended by 10,000 military personnel, volunteers, artists, key workers and members of the public – is scheduled for Sunday in London.
Ms Shuttleworth has warned there is still “a lot of uncertainty about the extent of rainfall” and advised people to keep an eye on forecasts.
She said: “It will be a cloudier and cooler picture overall in the southern areas with the risk of seeing some showers which could be quite heavy and possibly thunderstormy on Sunday.
“We could see quite torrential downpours. To be honest, the risk area is everywhere south of Wales – including London, of course.
“There is a possibility that by Sunday we will see similar conditions to what we expect to see on Friday night or Saturday morning.
“Due to the uncertainty it does not justify a weather warning at this time but that is a situation that could also develop tomorrow.
“As of this writing we appear to be at the greatest risk of seeing thunderstorms and these potential downpours tonight. Therefore a yellow warning applies tonight.’
But she continued: “There’s definitely a risk of quite heavy rain on Sunday, but given the nature of the showers it doesn’t mean it would necessarily last all day.
“So there could be some brighter and warmer periods and drier periods.
“As such, people will need to follow the story over the next few days when we have a little more certainty about the situation in terms of timing.”
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Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee 2022
Dust off your Union Jack bunting, Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee is finally here.
The celebrations, which will take place from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June, will mark Her Majesty’s record-breaking 70th anniversary on the throne.
There will be street parties, concerts and other special events across the UK attended by the Queen and senior members of the Royal Family.
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