Brighton’s Jubilee celebrations are likely to be devastated this weekend Brighton News

RESIDENTS attending events marking the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee face the prospect of a washout as wet and windy weather threatens to rain down on their parade.

Street parties and community events are held across Brighton and Hove to mark the Queen’s 70 years as monarch.

Tomorrow’s festivities are set to bask in the sun, with summer temperatures hitting 23C.

However, from Saturday a plume of warm air from the Continent will influence the weather in southern England, bringing showers which could become heavy and even stormy at times.

Saturday morning is expected to start cloudy, with winds reaching 34 mph at 1 p.m. Light showers are expected later in the afternoon becoming heavy later in the evening.

Sunday should bring cloudy weather, changing to light showers in the early evening.

The Met Office said it was monitoring the situation and may issue weather warnings.

The forecast could be dire for many street parties and picnics planned across the city for the weekend to mark the Queen’s Jubilee.

Met Office deputy chief meteorologist Rebekah Sherwin said: ‘It may be a choppy start to the long weekend for some with showers for Northern Ireland, Wales and the west of England. However, many areas will experience much more stable conditions, with plenty of dry weather and good sunshine.

“Temperatures could reach 25C in the south on Friday, although that is likely to be the hottest day and later in the weekend the highest temperatures are likely to be in the northwest.

“A plume of warm air, currently across the continent, then pushes north over the UK throughout the weekend. There remains some uncertainty as to its distance to the north, but southern areas are expected to experience a period of showers on Saturday and Sunday, which could become heavy and stormy at times.

“However, there will also be breaks in the cloud even here, and northern areas will likely remain nice and dry.”

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This notice was published: 2022-06-02 12:15:00

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