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Video: May Day bank holiday weekend weather forecast

The May Day bank holiday getaway is set to be blighted by wintry conditions, with those setting off after work on Friday warned to expect hail, sleet and snow.

British Summer Time may have begun weeks ago, but the long weekend is expected to be bookended by blustery, wet and chilly weather, with a risk of gales in some areas on Sunday.

Commuters in northern England and southern Scotland awoke on Friday to yellow warnings of snow, with up to 6in (15cm) predicted to fall over higher ground, while showers of rain and sleet are expected to hit lower levels.

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