There may be some rain during the day on Saturday during the coronation of King Charles and his wife Camilla. This is expected by the British Met Office, which issued its first update on the weather during Tuesday’s coronation.
With the coronation in London, the weather in the UK can be very changeable. There will be drenched sun on Wednesday, but a patch of rain may move to the west of Scotland. On Thursday, a low pressure area will bring wet and windy weather to the north-east of the country and it will be around 16 degrees. The sun will shine on Friday, but there may be heavy rain at times. Slightly warmer with a maximum of 19 degrees.
Although Saturday will be another wet day, the rain will be less and more widespread than on Friday. “On Saturday, we will see some showers in the center of the country, east and north towards the end of the morning. But there are also sunny spells during the day,” expects Met Office Meteorologist Steven Keats. “London at the moment seems to be avoiding rain in the morning before building up in the afternoon.” According to Keats, it reaches a maximum of 20 degrees in the sun in the British capital and thermometers elsewhere in the country indicate values of about 15 degrees.
During previous coronations, the weather in the United Kingdom has been very variable. When Queen Elizabeth was crowned on June 2, 1953, it reached a high of 11.8 degrees and about 2.6 millimeters of rain fell throughout the day. Her father, King George VI, did well to bring an umbrella to her coronation. On May 12, 1937, 8.2 millimeters of rain fell. It was slightly warmer with a maximum of 14.2 degrees. The hottest British coronation to date took place on June 22, 1911, when King George V was crowned. At that time, the maximum temperature was 17 degrees and only 0.3 mm of rain fell.
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