North Londoners will need to keep their eyes on the sky during celebrations for King Charles III’s coronation this weekend, according to the latest weather forecast.

While people will have their fingers crossed that the sun will be shining for the special bank holiday weekend, the Met Office suggests a shower or two is likely.

The forecaster has said that London should stay dry on the morning of the coronation (Saturday May 6), but that patches of rain may develop through the afternoon.

Met Office spokeswoman Nicola Maxey said: “At the moment it looks like the morning should be relatively dry with some sunny spells in London, but the afternoon could see showers developing in London."

She added: “We could certainly see temperatures in the high teens, maybe 20C 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.

“In which case it’s going to feel great, but under a shower it might not feel as nice.”

The coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey on Saturday is expected to begin at 11am.

It will end at 1pm and the newly crowned King and Queen will begin the procession back to Buckingham Palace in the gold state coach.

At about 2.15pm they will be joined by members of the Royal Family on the palace balcony to watch the flypast.

Find out whether you will need to pack a rain jacket or a pair of sunglasses based on the Met Office’s latest Hampstead weather forecast.

Saturday (May 6)


7am – Cloudy, 11C

10am – Cloudy, 13C

1pm – Light rain (50% chance), 15C

4pm – Cloudy, 15C

7pm – Cloudy, 15C

10pm – Overcast, 13C

Sunday (May 7)


7am – Overcast, 11C

10am – Cloudy, 14C

1pm – Cloudy, 16C

4pm – Sunny intervals, 17C

7pm – Sunny intervals, 16C

10pm – Cloudy, 13C

Monday (May 8)


7am – Cloudy, 11C

10am – Overcast, 13C

1pm – Cloudy, 16C

4pm – Cloudy, 16C

7pm – Cloudy, 15C

10pm – Light rain (40% chance), 13C