What the weather has in store in Sunderland in run up to May Day bank holiday weekend

The weather in Sunderland is set to turn cool after a mild start this week in the run up to the May Day bank holiday weekend.

Sunday, 25th April 2021, 6:13 pm

It is set to be another mainly dry week in the city from Monday, April 26, to Saturday, May 1.

After a sunny weekend when some parts of the country hit temperatures of 20C, Sunderland will start the week dry and mild.

But it is set to turn cooler for the rest of the week with an average temperatures of just 8C (46F).

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People out and about at Seaburn.
People out and about at Seaburn.

However, the Met Office is expecting the city to stay mainly dry.

Here is what is in store for this week according to the forecasters:

Monday, April 26

Cloudy turning to light rain by around 4pm in the afternoon. The temperature will range from 7C to 13C and there is an 80% chance of heavy rain later in the evening.

Tuesday, April 27

A cloudy but dry start changing to a 50% chance of light rain by lunchtime. It will feel cooler at just 7C or 8C for most of the day.

Wednesday, April 28

Cloudy turning to sunny intervals by early evening but only around 7C most of the day.

Thursday, April 29

Cloudy changing to light showers by late morning. Remaining cool.

Friday, April 30

Sunny intervals turning cloudy later and still only 7C or 8C.

Saturday, May 1

Sunny intervals for much of the day and dry but feeling cool at only 8C maximum in the afternoon.

The UK has had just 12.8mm of rain on average across the UK up to April 22, much lower than the monthly average of 72.53mm.

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