Britons get set for a chilly Bank Holiday weekend as temperatures plummet 

Britons get set for a chilly Bank Holiday weekend as temperatures plummet Britons getting set for a chilly Bank Holiday weekend as temperatures plummet  In the North East of England, a maximum of just 9C (48F) is likely today  Saturday will see a cold and frosty start for many with possible heavy showers

By Danyal Hussain For Mailonline

Published: 02:40 BST, 4 May 2019 | Updated: 02:41 BST, 4 May 2019

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Britons are getting set for a chilly Bank Holiday weekend as temperatures plummet - in stark contrast to the warmer climes seen this time last year and over the Easter holiday. 

Many of us are still sporting tans from the glorious sunshine over Easter but the heatwave is now long gone, with unseasonably cold temperatures and even hail forecast for the May Day bank holiday weekend. 

In the North East of England, a maximum of 9C (48F) is likely today, rising to 10C (50F) on Sunday. 

Saturday will see a cold and frosty start for many with possible heavy showers for the Midlands and South East, and a risk of hail. 

Sunday is set to be dry except for showers in the North East, continuing into Monday.

People braving the rain to go punting on the River Cam in Cambridge

People braving the rain to go punting on the River Cam in Cambridge

Huge waves pound Seaham lighthouse on the North East coastline as cold weather beckons for the bank holiday weekend

Huge waves pound Seaham lighthouse on the North East coastline as cold weather beckons for the bank holiday weekend

Andy Page, Met Office chief meteorologist, said: 'After cold, frosty starts and cool days for many across the Bank

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