Hopes for sunny weather
FANS of the Royal family and sunny weather look set to have to wait until next week to find out if the grand bridge opening and visit from The Queen and Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle will be blessed by fine weather or if the crowds will be drenched in showers.
At time of writing, The Met Office’s forecast for Widnes only extended as far as Monday, June 11, and by publication day, today, is only due to reach Wednesday.
Many will be hoping for a resurgence of the hot sunshine during May, which was the hottest May since records began.
The temperature this weekend and into Monday is due to hover in the 14°-21°C range with a mix of sun and cloud.
According to the Met Office, next week’s weather is likely to remain mixed.
Its general forecast said: “A north-south split in the weather across the UK is likely at the start of the period with plenty of fine, sunny weather in the North with a chance of the odd shower.
“In contrast the South is more likely to have more humid, cloudy conditions with perhaps some heavy, thundery downpours.
“Eastern coastal counties may continue to be rather cool and grey at times with mist and low cloud spreading off the North Sea.
“Light winds, warm days and mild nights are widely expected.
“Through the week similar conditions are likely to continue, but showers may become more widespread across the North, meanwhile the risk of thundery showers in the South may gradually reduce.
“By the end of the period temperatures may start to decline, especially across the North.”