Rain expected over Jubilee weekendposted on 6 June 2012 | posted in General News
Parts of the UK are bracing themselves for some torrential downpours over the coming days, possibly over the Jubilee weekend, as the recent hot weather gives way to hail and rain, independent.co.uk writes. With hosepipe bans and water restrictions still in place, the next 48 hours could provide some much-needed rain for gardens and reservoirs, if the weather forecaster's predictions come to fruition. It could also be the perfect time to consider rainwater harvesting as a means of collecting and storing water for use when/if hot temperatures resume this summer. A Met Office ''Yellow Warning' has been issued for the East/South East regions, owing to a build-up of humidity that could create heavy rain and flooding - especially in urban areas. Experts also predict that Wales will receive showers and thunderstorms. With many celebrations taking place throughout Britain this weekend, there are fears that the Jubilee could be ruined due to bad weather. "It's not looking entirely straightforward for southern Britain," concedes Meteogroup forecaster, Julian Mayes. He told london24.com that the bank holiday weekend would certainly be cooler, but there was a chance of scattered showers on Saturday. "At the moment, it looks as though on Sunday it's going to be a cloudy day, but hopefully any rain will hold off until late in the day," Mr Mayes concluded.