Rain and Thunderstorms Predicted For King Charles III’s Coronation Weekend

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

3 May 2023

The Met Office rains on King Charles’s parade, predicting showers and thunderstorms for most of the country over the coronation weekend.

The forecasters have put a dampener on the King’s Coronation for some this Saturday, especially those in London, the Southeast and the Midlands who are the likeliest to see the showers.

Met Office spokeswoman Nicola Maxey said: “We’ve got quite a showery picture. Friday is going to be a mixture of heavy rain and showers and thunderstorms,”

“At the moment it looks like, as I say, the morning should be relatively dry with some sunny spells in London, but the afternoon could see showers developing in London,”

“But long lead time, so as always the message is to keep an eye on the forecast and check it regularly because the detail will become clearer as we get nearer to the day,”

“We could certainly see temperatures, high teens, for London, and mid to high teens for elsewhere in the country as well. Whether you feel warm or not will depend on whether you get a break in the cloud and a spell of sunshine”.

Around 4,000 sailors, soldiers, aviators and other military personnel from across the UK and the Commonwealth alongside 1,000 route liners from the Army, RAF and Royal Navy will accompany Charles as he is officially crowned head of state.