D-Day 75: Early Met Office forecast predicts rain during Portsmouth D-Day ceremony

PORTSMOUTH is facing a wash out during the D-Day 75 ceremony next week, according to early forecasts.

Thursday, 30th May 2019, 10:42 am
Updated Thursday, 30th May 2019, 10:47 am
Queen Elizabeth II is coming to Portsmouth for the D-Day ceremony on June 5. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The city is set to be the focal point of the commemorative events in the UK as the world prepares to mark the anniversary of the Normandy Landings. 

A ceremony will be held on Southsea Common on June 5 which is set to be attended by the Queen, President Trump, the Prime Minister, Chancellor Merkel, President Macron and other major world leaders. 

The Met Office has issued it’s long-range forecast for next week and is predicting a downpour in Portsmouth on the day of the ceremony. 

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Queen Elizabeth II is coming to Portsmouth for the D-Day ceremony on June 5. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

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Here’s what the early prediction is saying: 

June 3 

The week of the D-Day anniversary will begin with a mild start on Monday. Temperatures will hit a max of 15C and there will be sunny intervals changing to partly cloudy by nighttime. 

June 4

On Tuesday the Met Office is predicting there will be rain, so if you are attending any D-Day events on this day you will want to bring a coat or an umbrella. 

Forecasters have said that there will be sunny intervals changing to heavy showers by late morning, with a max temperature of 14C. 

June 5 

For the anniversary ceremony on Southsea Common, it is looking like rain could put a dampner on celebrations. 

The Met Office is predicting that there will be sunny intervals changing to heavy showers by late morning, with rain beginning at 10am and lasting until mid-afternoon.