Bristol weather for Platinum Jubilee weekend 2022: what is Met Office weather forecast for long weekend?

Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate 70 years as the monarch of the United Kingdom in June, and the country will be able to join due to an extended bank-holiday weekend - but will the weather be nice enough in Bristol? Here is the weather forecast for the Bristol area.
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Another long bank-holiday weekend is on the horizon for Bristollians - and it is just a week away.

The country has already celebrated the likes of May Day and Easter bank holidays in recent months, and now it is time to prepare for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend.

People across Bristol will be desperate for the warm weather and vibrant party atmosphere that filled the air during the previous Diamond Jubilee celebrations, which took place 10 years ago in 2012.

But will that be the case for the Platinum Jubilee weekend this time around in 2022? Will the weather be good enough for fun street parties? Here is everything you need to know about the weather in Bristol for the bank holiday weekend.

When is the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend?

Congratulations ma’am as you celebrate your 70-year reign.Congratulations ma’am as you celebrate your 70-year reign.
Congratulations ma’am as you celebrate your 70-year reign.

The extra-special four-day weekend to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 year anniversary as monarch of the UK is fast approaching.

The Platinum Jubilee will result in two days of bank holidays for Brits to take advantage of to celebrate.

It begins on Thursday, 2 June and will end on Sunday, 5 June.

What is the outlook for the bank holiday weekend?

Traditional Georgian houses seen on a sunny day in the centre of Bristol.Traditional Georgian houses seen on a sunny day in the centre of Bristol.
Traditional Georgian houses seen on a sunny day in the centre of Bristol.

Bristolians are surely dreaming of a sun-soaked Platinum Jubilee weekend, sitting out in the street and celebrating this monumental occasion with family and friends - but will that be the case?

Weather experts AccuWeather are predicting the holiday to be nothing but dry and mild, with regular moments of sunshine; starting with cloudy skies, before ending with some much-needed sunshine.

Here is the AccuWeather daily weather forecast for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend in Bristol:

  • Thursday, 2 June: Cloudy throughout the day, dry - 20℃
  • Friday, 3 June: Rather cloudy throughout the day, very brief sunshine, dry - 20℃
  • Saturday, 4 June: Very sunny throughout the day, partly cloudy and mild heading into the night, dry - 21℃
  • Sunday, 5 June: Mostly cloud throughout the day with outbreak of cloud, partly cloudy in the night with patchy rainfall - 21℃

*As weather is forever changing, this forecast will be regularly updated

What is the Met Office’s long range weather forecast for the UK?

But what has the Met Office said about the weather for the bank holiday weekend? The weather experts have issued the following UK long-range weather forecast for the period of Tuesday, 24 May to Tuesday, 7 June:

“Through this period, we can expect to see a change in the weather to more widely unsettled conditions,” it reads.

“With spells of rain or showers for most, some potentially heavy or thundery, drier spells do remain possible especially in the south and southwest.

“Temperatures will continue to be above average, especially in the south where it could remain warm or very warm further into the period.

“Further north, a return to nearer normal temperatures is possible”.

What are the remaining bank holidays of 2022?

After the past months featured longer weekends due to bank holidays, there will be a sizable break until the next one comes around.

The next bank holiday that takes place following the Platinum Jubilee is the summer bank holiday.

This is dated to take place on Monday, 29 August.

Then to commemorate the festive season, there will be one on Boxing Day (Monday, 26 December) and on the following Tuesday (27 December) as a substitute for Christmas Day (Sunday, 25 December).