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In what could be the most British scenes ever, drinkers are braving the pub beer garden this bank holiday, despite it being the coldest May Day on record.
So how are they getting on? Well... see for yourself:
Photos on social media have emerged, showing groups of pals sitting in the pouring rain, all for that much-loved bank holiday bevvy.
Yes, the tradition is going strong, despite small inconveniences like freezing cold temperatures and the torrential rain. The pandemic may have meant people are still not able to actually drink inside pubs, but at least they can have a few jars in the open air.
It was confirmed today that Britain is currently experiencing the coldest May Bank Holiday ever, with temperatures as low as -5.9C were recorded this morning.
The country is being battered by 70mph gales - great timing, seeing as we are still at the beer-garden-only level of pub attendance, despite restrictions easing as part of the government's roadmap out of lockdown.
Heavy rain, strong winds and even snow are expected for the rest of today and into the week.
Freezing temperatures were recorded in the Highlands in Scotland.
The chilly conditions are expected to worsen with snow, heavy rain and strong winds expected to hit, both today and further into the week.
The Met Office said it's exactly as cold as it was in 2012 - unsurprisingly, also the coldest on record.
Met Office forecaster Alex Deakin told The Mirror: "It will be a chilly Bank Holiday Monday.
"It looks disappointing, with unusually windy weather and rain sweeping across the country."
If the current roadmap out of lockdown goes to plan, indoor hospitality might be able to reopen by 17 May, but no earlier. Something to look forward to as we brave the harsh conditions, eh?
Featured Image Credit: SWNS
Topics: UK News
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