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Platinum Jubilee Weekend Tipped To Be Hotter Than Ibiza

Shola Lee

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Platinum Jubilee Weekend Tipped To Be Hotter Than Ibiza

As if we weren't excited enough about the Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend, it's been announced that it's set to be a scorcher.

Get excited because after weeks of rain, clouds, and not knowing what type of jacket to wear, you can finally enjoy the best of the British summer, which, if we're all being honest, usually lasts about a week.

And that week just so happens to be coinciding with the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

The UK looks set for an absolute scorcher over the bank holiday weekend. Credit: Alamy
The UK looks set for an absolute scorcher over the bank holiday weekend. Credit: Alamy

Speaking to the Daily Star, forecaster James Madden has said: "There is the potential for a major spell of summer to develop over seven to 10 days during late May and into early June.

"Temperatures could reach the mid-20Cs at the very least. But before then, there will be some gloomy weather and widespread showers."

So, we might have to put up with a bit of wet weather before the long weekend, but it'll be well worth it.

If Madden's prediction is correct, that means that some parts of the UK are set to be hotter than Ibiza over the long weekend.

And a spokesperson for the Met Office seemed to echo these predictions, saying: "Early June will be mainly dry conditions are likely for most.

If forecasters are correct, pub gardens will look something like this. Credit: Alamy
If forecasters are correct, pub gardens will look something like this. Credit: Alamy

"Temperatures are likely to be close to or above average across the UK, with the warmer side in the south and perhaps closer to average further north."

While the warm weather will be well worth the wait, a potential beer shortage the following week could put a damper on things, as workers at the main Budweiser factory are set to strike for better pay from 6 June.

The factory in Samlesbury near Preston is where Bud, Stella Artois, Boddingtons, and Becks are all brewed.

So, that means anyone hoping to nab a cool pint from one of these brands this summer may face some issues.

GMB union representative Stephen Boden explained: “The last thing these workers want to do is jeopardise beer supplies just as the hot weather kicks in.

Workers at the Budweiser factory are planning to strike. Credit: Alamy
Workers at the Budweiser factory are planning to strike. Credit: Alamy

“But they’ve been pushed into this by bosses essentially slashing their wages during a cost-of-living crisis.

“Anyone fancying a pint of Budweiser, Stella Artois, Becks, Boddingtons or Export Pale Ale could go thirsty this summer.”

200 staff are planning to reduce production dramatically at the Lancashire brewing site, with the Budweiser Brewing Group saying it's hoping to find a 'mutually acceptable' solution.

So, there you have it with the warmer weather set to kick in and a looming beer strike! But regardless, we can expect pubs gardens to be absolute mayhem this Jubilee weekend.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: UK News, Royal Family, Weather

Shola Lee
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