Royal wedding weather: Will Meghan and Harry get married on the hottest day of the year?
PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot next week and as last-minute preparations are made for the royal nuptials, could the duo get married on the hottest day of the year?
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could get married on the hottest day of the year, according to Ladbrokes.
The couple will marry in a lavish ceremony at St George’s Chapel, Windsor on Saturday May 19.
It is now just 4/7 with the bookies for this to be the hottest May on record, and following the Bank Holiday weekend mini heatwave, the bookies make it odds of 5/1 the happy couple will tie the knot on the hottest day of the year.
Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Harry and Meghan’s big day is edging closer and the latest odds suggest it could well be a sweltering one.”
The Met Office has said it is still too early to give a specific weather forecast for May 19.
However, the agency has said there is a “greater chance of drier and brighter weather” and temperatures could be above normal.
Although there is a risk of rain moving in from the west and thunderstorms developing across the southeast, however, it is too early to say whether these storms will affect Windsor.
The ceremony begins at midday on May 19 at St George’s Chapel and at 1pm, following the service, the newlyweds will travel around the royal town of Windsor in an open-top horse-drawn carriage.
This will provide members of the public the opportunity to join in the celebrations with the couple, as the carriage travels from Windsor Castle, along the High Street and return to the castle by the Long Walk.
Kensington Palace said in a statement: “They hope this short journey will provide an opportunity for more people to come together around Windsor and to enjoy the atmosphere of this special day.”
However if the weather does take a turn for the worse, the couple will instead travel in a Scottish State Coach, which is enclosed.
The average high temperature for May in London is 18C and in the week leading up to the royal wedding, there is a change in weather.
Cooler temperatures and outbreaks of rain will move through as we lead up to the wedding weekend.
The Met Office has said in its long-range weather forecast: “There is low confidence in the forecast for the rest of next week and the following weekend, but there are some signals that it may turn drier, more settled and somewhat warmer with light winds.”
In April 2011, the then-Kate Middleton and Prince William enjoyed fine weather for their royal nuptials, as did Prince Charles and Diana in July, 1981.
The forecast for the royal wedding is likely to change over the next week, so the Met Office has set up a dedicated weather forecast page for the special event.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK
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