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Sunderland set for a dry May Day bank holiday weekend - but sun may be short supply

Met Office bosses have predicted a largely rain-free long weekend for Wearside – but anyone hoping for barbecue weather might also be disappointed.

By James Harrison
Thursday, 28th April 2022, 12:07 pm

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As we head into the Early May break (Friday, April 29 – Monday, May 2), the city is in line for cloudy weather, with the odd spell of sunshine or rain to add some variety.

According to forecasters, temperatures should reach a high of about 15°C.

This is what you can expect from the weather in Sunderland this bank holiday weekend, according to the Met Office:

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Friday, April 29

The sun is likely to have its longest outing of the weekend over Friday, with sunshine predicted to break through the clouds from lunchtime until sunset, at about 8.30pm.

Temperatures are predicted to remain low however, barely breaking into double figures and peaking at 11°C.

Sunderland is set for a cloudy bank holiday weekend.

Saturday, April 30

A cloudy start to the day is expected to continue through to early evening, although a high of 15°C is set to offer some silver lining to anyone venturing outside.

From about 7pm however, there is due to be a 50-50 chance of rain for the rest of the night.

Temperatures should remain relatively mild though, hovering at about 11°C until at least 7pm.

Sunday, May 1

Saturday’s overnight rain is predicted to linger into Sunday morning, before drying out in time for lunch.

By 4pm, the sun may also have managed to break through, but while the weather could look brighter than the day before, temperatures are unlikely to prove a match, peaking at about 12°C.

Warnings of a medium pollen count could also set hay fever symptoms off.

Monday, May 2

Despite Sunday’s sunshine, Monday’s weather is forecast to be more similar to Saturday’s.

Cloud cover is expected to persist throughout the day.

Temperatures should peak at 15°C, but the mild conditions will also hang around for longer, with double digit readings of up to 13°C predicted well into the evening.

Pollen counts are also likely to remain at medium levels.

Tuesday, May 3

Those returning to work on Tuesday are unlikely to see a great deal of difference, weather wise, with temperature peaks forecast to reach the low teens, with conditions largely cloudy, save for brief periods of rain and sunshine.