London's weather is set to remain largely settled throughout the early part of this Bank Holiday weekend, though forecasters predict it becoming increasingly wet and windy.

The Met Office said weather warnings could be imposed over the weekend with 50mph winds and 40mm of rain to hit parts of the country on Monday.

But those looking to take advantage of the ease in lockdown restrictions may still have an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors through Saturday and Sunday.

The weather is expected to stay mild throughout he first part of the weekend, with high temperatures of 14C in London on Saturday and Sunday with sunny spells amid a risk of showers.

Martin Bowles, a Met Office forecaster, told the PA news agency: “Saturday and Sunday is going to be a day of sunshine and showers across the UK, though it will be nothing significant for the time of year.

Saturdays Met Office forecast for London

Saturday's Met Office forecast for London

“However, there will be a big change going in to Monday, after an area of deep low pressure will move in from the west bringing significant rainfall and strong gales for the whole UK.

“Western parts will be the worst affected with very strong, gale force winds that could be up to 50mph with potentially around 20mm of rain, up to 40mm in hilly areas.

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“The east may not see conditions like this until the evening, but will not escape the wet and windy weather.”

He said it is likely the Met Office will impose weather warnings of wind for the South West of England over the weekend.

Sundays Met Office forecast for London

Sunday's Met Office forecast for London

Mr Bowles added: “People looking to visit a pub or restaurant should go on Saturday or Sunday, but even then, they may well see damp conditions.

“With current restrictions meaning people can’t go indoors, Monday will be a washout all day really, especially if you’re in the west.”

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The Metropolitan Police have warned people to stick to the rules when going out over the weekend and avoid attending planned protests in London.

The force said it will have a “significant policing operation” in place.

Mondays Met Office forecast for London

Monday's Met Office forecast for London

It comes after April saw its lowest average minimum temperatures since 1922, the Met Office said.

However, as of Friday, the UK had seen 218.8 hours of sunshine in April, making it the second sunniest on record.