With a packed schedule of official events, like Trooping the Colour and lighting the beacons, to less formal affairs like street parties, it is sure to be a weekend full of celebrations.
While this year is extra special–as we’re celebrating the Queen’s 70-year reign–the Queen’s birthday is celebrated in June every year, despite her birthday being in April.
The reason we officially celebrate the monarch’s birthday in June is all down to British weather–as it’s far more likely that we’ll have weather suitable for outdoor parades in the summer.
However, as we all know, sunny weather is never guaranteed during a British summer. So what can we expect the weather to be like for the Platinum Jubilee weekend?
Weather for Jubilee weekend
Although it is too early to know the details of what the weather will be like over the Jubilee weekend, June will likely see warm weather, especially in the south of the UK.
The Met Office says: “Into June, temperatures are likely to be above average across the south but closer to average further north.”
The most recent forecast says that during the week of the bank holidays, “the weather is likely to become more settled, with any few showers most likely to be seen in the north and east.
“This means drier conditions and above average temperatures for most, particularly in the south and southeast, and fewer showers all round. As we move into the beginning of June, drier than average conditions are expected to persist overall.”
As the bank holiday will take place from June 2-5, it is likely that the UK will experience warm, dry weather.
Meanwhile, Accuweather is forecasting temperature highs of between 17-21 degrees in London from June 2 through June 5.
The UK has recorded its hottest day of the year so far, when the temperature hit 27.5C at Heathrow last Tuesday. London will experience light showers early this week, before warm, dry weather this weekend.