Here's the full weather forecast for Harrogate over the May Bank Holiday weekend according to Met Office

Another Bank Holiday has rolled around again and this time we can make the most of it outside pubs, bars and restaurants.

Friday, 30th April 2021, 4:01 pm

Last May Day Bank Holiday was moved from Monday, May 4 to Friday, May 8 to honour the 75th anniversary celebrations of VE Day.

There were lots of huge plans for the day, including street parties and parades, but most of these had to be cancelled as the country was still in lockdown to limit the spread of Covid-19.

Here's the weather forecast for the Bank Holiday weekend.

Pubs and bars were also closed at the time, but one silver lining was that the sun was shining and temperatures soared, so people were still able to get outside and embrace the day however they could, whether it was a long walk, drinks on the doorstep or a picnic in the garden.

With the restrictions on outdoor hospitality lifting on April 12 this year, there is much more to do on May Day - which falls this coming Monday, May 3 - with lots of restaurants and bars offering special al fresco deals for the Bank Holiday.

But the bad news is that the weather may not be on our side, with heavy rain forecast throughout the day.

The good news is that the rest of the weekend looks relatively dry, with just a few potential light showers on Saturday - but there is less than a 50% chance of this, according to the Met Office.

Temperatures aren't quite where they were last year, ranging between just 9C-11C, so it will definitely be necessary to wrap up warm if eating and drinking outside!

It's a good job lots of Harrogate businesses have invested in overhead coverings, outdoor heating and blankets, so you should still be able to stay warm and dry if you have anything booked.

Here's the full weather forecast for the weekend:

Saturday:

6am-11am - Sunny spells, light cloud, less than 5% chance of rain. Temperatures will gradually warm up, from 3C at 6am to 8C at 11am.

Noon - Cloudy, 10% chance of rain, 7C.

1pm - Cloudy, 20% chance of rain, 8C.

2pm - Cloudy, 10% chance of rain, 8C.

3pm - Cloudy with sunny spells, 40% chance of rain, 8C.

4pm-5pm - Cloudy with sunny spells, 10% chance of rain, 8C.

6pm - Cloudy with sunny spells, 30% chance of rain, 7C.

7pm-8pm - Cloudy with sunny spells, 40% chance of rain, 7C.

9pm - Cloudy, 10% chance of rain, 6C.

10pm - Cloudy, less than 5% chance of rain, 5C.

11pm - Cloudy, less than 5% chance of rain, 4C.

Sunday:

Midnight - Less than 5% chance of rain, 4C.

1am - Less than 5% chance of rain, 3C.

4am - Less than 5% chance of rain, 2C.

7am - Sunny, less than 5% chance of rain, 3C.

10am - Cloudy, 10% chance of rain, 8C.

1pm - Cloudy, 20% chance of rain, 10C.

4pm - Cloudy, 10% chance of rain, 11C.

7pm - Cloudy with sunny spells, less than 5% chance of rain, 9C.

10pm - Cloudy, less than 5% chance of rain, 6C.

Monday:

1am - Cloudy, less than 5% chance of rain, 5C.

4am - Cloudy, less than 5% chance of rain, 4C.

7am - Cloudy, 10% chance of rain, 5C.

10am - Cloudy, 10% chance of rain, 9C.

1pm - Cloudy with sunny spells, 40% chance of rain, 9C.

4pm - 80% chance of heavy rain, 8C.

7pm - 90% chance of heavy rain, 7C.

10pm - 80% chance of heavy rain, 7C.

What the Met Office said:

Tonight:

The showers will steadily die away during the evening to leave a mainly dry night across the region with a touch of frost developing by dawn. Minimum temperature 0 °C.

Saturday:

Similar to Friday with showers forming during the morning. These slow moving and heavy at times during the afternoon. Some sunny spells, mainly near the coasts again. Maximum temperature 11 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Showers on Sunday again. Bright on Monday at first, but turning cloudier with widespread rain and strong winds. Improving overnight with intermittent rain by Tuesday, sunny spells and lighter winds.