Does the Early May Bank Holiday tend to be a wash-out?

Liz Bentley
3 May 2019

As the bank holiday weekend approaches, many people are interested in what the weather might be like. Looking at the current unsettled weather across the UK, one might wonder whether most early May bank holidays are actually a washout.

Reason enough for Prof Liz Bentley to take a closer look at the weather statistics over the past years.

How many times have early May bank holidays been a complete washout, how many times have we had experience warm, sunny days?

The short answer is: Typically it is a mixed picture over the three days and across the UK, but you are more likely have a dry weekend than a complete washout.

The long answer includes some exciting early May records and is published on theWeather Club. Please find it here.