#Temperatures down to -4C in Scotland overnight
#Met Office long range forecast shows temperatures until beginning of June 'more likely to be above average than below average'
#Nine flood warnings in place
#Bournemouth tourism chief says poor weather will cost town £1m
#Gardeners advised to bring vulnerable plants indoors
Bitter winds, sub-zero temperatures and even snow are predicted for this Bank Holiday weekend - in marked contrast to last year's sunny scenes.
And for those longing for a dose of summer, there's even more bad news: the unseasonably bad weather could last until June.
Last year's May Bank Holiday saw temperatures up to 77F (25c), but barbecues and beach trips will be off the agenda this year after the mercury plummeted to minus 4C in Scotland overnight, with the rest of the UK experiencing lower than average readings until Monday.
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Some forecasters predicted this was set to be the coldest start to May for more than 70 years, with cloud is set to hang over the southern parts of Britain over the course of this weekend with wintry snow and sleet showers falling in the North.
The Met Office said the mercury fell early this morning to -7.4C at Cairngorm, Highland, -6.2C at Saughall, Ayrshire, and -4.4C at Shap, Cumbria.
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