WEATHER over the Coronation weekend looks unsettled, with showers or longer spells of rain for many, according to the Met Office.

Some heavy, thundery downpours are expected on Friday and Sunday.

A spokesperson for the Met Office said today, Wednesday: ‘Currently Saturday is forecast to be another wet day, though with generally less intense rainfall compared to Friday.

Met Office Deputy Chief Forecaster, Steven Keates, said: ‘On Saturday we will see some heavy rain moving into the southwest in the early hours which will move north eastwards through the morning.

‘This is likely to bring some rain to London by around lunchtime as it spreads east and north across roughly the southern third of the UK.’

The forecast for Newton Abbot is 50 per cent chance of rain at 7am on Coronation Day, Saturday. This rises to 80 per cent by 10am according to the latest Met Office report.

Further ahead

‘With celebrations continuing through the Bank Holiday, Sunday will see areas of rain breaking up into heavy, possibly thundery showers for many parts of central, eastern and southern England. The driest and brightest weather looks set for western parts of the UK in Northern Ireland, Wales, western Scotland and southwest England.  

Monday will see another band of rain move east across the UK, followed by sunshine and showers, although there are currently some uncertainties in the timing of this. Further ahead there are signals for higher pressure to become more dominant by later next week bringing a more settled spell.