Britain's washout bank holiday will see temperatures plunge to 10C and showers ...

Britons have been warned to wrap up warm for the beer gardens with rain and strong winds dampening the Bank Holiday spirits this weekend.

A weather warning is in place for Monday with gusts of up to 60mph forecast in Wales and the south coast of England, while showers will batter the umbrellas.

Temperatures will remain low for this time of year with highs of 14 degrees which drop overnight to -1C and some will see patches of sun amid the wet and windy weather.

On Saturday, intermittent rain and sun will sweep the country and could hinder any Bank Holiday plans.

Sunday will see a chilly and frosty start to the day before showers break out again before Monday's gusts kick in.

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Thick cloud will build in from the west and heavy and persistent rain will push eastwards throughout the day.

A rower travels towards the Maidenhead Bridge along the River Thames in Berkshire before the rain sets in for the Bank Holiday weekend

A rower travels towards the Maidenhead Bridge along the River Thames in Berkshire before the rain sets in for the Bank Holiday weekend

A runner makes the most of the Saturday morning sun in Bushy Park, London. Britons have been warned to wrap up warm for the beer gardens with rain and strong winds dampening the Bank Holiday spirits this weekend

A runner makes the most of the Saturday morning sun in Bushy Park, London. Britons have been warned to wrap up warm for the beer gardens with rain and strong winds dampening the Bank Holiday spirits this weekend

Millions are set to take advantage of the first bank holiday of the year with eased lockdown rules. It will also be the first weekend when travel to Wales and Scotland for leisure can go ahead, with many staycations expected. 

The RAC said motorists were planning nearly 15million trips between yesterday and Monday, potentially bringing gridlock to roads. This would be the highest number of car trips for the early May bank holiday since 2016. 

Met Office meteorologist Craig Snell told MailOnline: 'Today, it's staying the same as the rest of April, a fairly cool day for the time of year, a mixture of sun and scattered showers. 

'Temperatures at best are 14 degrees in the south, below par for this time of year. It should be nearer to 16 or 17 by now so we are a little bit down on what it should be.

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'Tomorrow, showers should fade away overnight but there will be frost in some places, especially in the countryside. Chilly start to the day, a rinse and repeat of Saturday's weather.

'Monday doesn't get much better with rain coming through from the Atlantic. By the afternoon, most of us will have a pretty miserable day. 

The RAC said motorists were planning nearly 15million trips between yesterday and Monday, potentially bringing gridlock to roads

The RAC said motorists were planning nearly 15million trips between yesterday and Monday, potentially bringing gridlock to roads

Yachts and sailboats bob on the water during sunrise on the first day of May in the Kent town of Gravesend on Saturday morning

Yachts and sailboats bob on the water during sunrise on the first day of May in the Kent town of Gravesend on Saturday morning

'We have enforced a weather warning, the first for a while, in parts of Wales and the south coast of England with gusts reaching 40 to 50 mph, even up to 60 in some

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