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It's a bank holiday and a special one for Yorkshire but what does the weather have in store?

The Tour de Yorkshire runs over three days from Friday to Sunday Credit: ITV

It's a bank holiday. That means the weather is going to be rubbish right? Well, in a nutshell, no it's not, at least for the most part.

This is what it looks like on Friday Credit: ITV/Met Office

Friday will see an odd isolated shower, mainly in the morning and most likely towards the coast. Riders in the Tour de Yorkshire can expect a shower near the start of the race but for the duration it should stay dry with thin cloud giving bright or sunny spells. Highs around 11C will be cool for spectators but just about right for competitors. Winds will be light.

This is what it looks like on Saturday Credit: ITV/Met Office

Saturday should be a dry day with sunny spells. It will be quite cloudy for a time early afternoon. Temperatures will be similar to Friday with highs around 12C so in the sunshine it will feel quite pleasant but cool in the shade. Winds will be light and from the south.

This is what it looks like on Sunday Credit: ITV/Met Office

Sunday should be dry for daylight hours but low pressure developing to the southwest will throw up some rain. Now, at the moment (Thursday lunchtime) I'm not expecting the rain until Sunday evening - after the race has finished - but we will need to keep an eye on this in case it speeds up and as a result arrive earlier. There will be a strengthening southeasterly wind which will be a head wind for most of the race. Top temperatures will be around 13C, that's around average for late April but it'll feel quite cool in that strengthening wind.

This is what it looks like on Monday Credit: ITV/Met Office

The rain that arrives late Sunday will still be hanging around for much of Monday but I am expecting things to brighten up late in the day. I suppose you could argue that it will be a typical bank holiday Monday! This is just an outlook at the moment and it is important to keep up to date with the very latest forecast here.

Whatever you are doing, have a great weekend.

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