Glasgow weather for May Bank Holiday 2022: what is Met Office forecast for May Day weekend?

The May Day bank holiday is just around the corner - so what’s the forecast looking like?

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May Day Bank Holiday is usually a time for sitting in the sun, and enjoying the time off.

In recent weeks there have been whispers of a potential heatwave in May, so dreams of a Monday afternoon in the sun may not be too far out of reach.

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So, what is the weather looking like for our next bank holiday?

Here’s a breakdown of all the latest weather updates from the Met Office.

When is the May Day bank holiday in 2022?

May Day bank holiday falls on Monday 2 May.

There will also be an in-service day on Thursday 5 May that coincides with the local Scottish government elections.

What is the weather forecast for Glasgow City Centre?

Friday

The day will begin sunny with clouds starting to form throughout the afternoon.

Temperatures are expected to hit highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C.

Saturday

Saturday is forecast to be mostly cloudy but dry in the morning. There will be some intervals of sun and there is a strong chance of rain throughout the afternoon. Temperatures are forecast to have highs of 11°C.

The evening will feel much cooler with temperatures expected to hit lows of 6°C.

Sunday

Sunday is forecast to be much of the same with an overcast forecast on the horizon. However, some bright spells may break through as we move into the afternoon.

Temperatures will feel cooler with highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C.

Monday

Unfortunately it seems that the clouds are here to stay with a forecast 99% cloud cover for the bank holiday Monday.

There is a chance of some sunny intervals as we move into the early evening.

Temperatures will be much the same as the rest of the weekend with highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C in the evening.

What is the weather forecast for Glasgow Airport?

Friday

Friday morning is set to have sunny intervals throughout, but clouds will set in as we move into the afternoon.

Temperatures are expected to hit highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C.

Saturday

Saturday is forecast to be cloudy but dry in the morning. Heavy rain is forecast to make an appearance by lunchtime. Temperatures will be cooler than the day prior with highs of 12°C.

As we move into the evening temperatures continue to drop to lows of 7°C.

Sunday

As we move into the later half of the weekend, the clouds show no sign of shifting with the day forecast to be overcast all day.

There may be some periods of bright spells throughout the afternoon.

Temperatures will feel cooler with highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C.

Monday

Monday looks to be cloudy but dry, with some sunny intervals breaking through in the early evening.

There is a chance of a brief shower or two in the afternoon also.

Temperatures will however, feel warmer with highs of 16 °C, and lows of 6°C in the evening.

When is the next bank holiday after May?

People across the UK will get two extra bank holidays this year to commemorate the Queen’s platinum jubilee.

Schools and some workplaces will be closed on Thursday 2 June and Friday 3 June.

What is the long range forecast for the Strathclyde area?

Saturday (30 April)

The start to the day will be dry but cloudy. There will be outbreaks of rain throughout the afternoon with winds picking up in some areas.

There will be some light winds and temperatures will reach highs of 12°C.

Outlook to Sunday to Tuesday

Sunday will start off damp but will become dry with sunny spells breaking through and some light winds. Monday and Tuesday will be cloudy with some patches of rain throughout.