RESIDENTS attending events marking the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee face the prospect of a washout as wet and windy weather threatens to rain on their parade.

Street parties and community events are being held across Brighton and Hove to mark the Queen’s 70 years as monarch.

Festivities taking place tomorrow are set to bask in the sunshine, with temperatures reaching a summery 23C.

However, from Saturday, a plume of warm air from the continent will influence the weather in southern England, bringing showers that could turn heavy and even thundery at times.

Saturday morning is set to start cloudy, with wind speeds picking up to 34mph by 1pm. Light showers are expected later in the afternoon, turning heavy later in the evening.

Sunday is set to bring cloudy weather, changing to light showers by the early evening.

The Met Office said they are keeping an eye on the situation and may issue weather warnings.

The forecast could spell disaster for many of the street parties and picnics planned across the city for the weekend to mark the Queen’s jubilee.

Deputy chief meteorologist at the Met Office Rebekah Sherwin said: “It may be an unsettled start to the long weekend for some with showers for Northern Ireland, Wales and western England. However, many parts will see much more settled conditions, with plenty of dry weather and good spells of sunshine.

“Temperatures could reach 25C in the south on Friday, although this will likely be the warmest day and later in the weekend the highest temperatures are likely to be in the northwest.

“A plume of warm air, currently across the continent, then pushes north over the UK through the weekend. There remains some uncertainty on how far north it will stretch but southern areas are likely to see a spell of showers on Saturday and Sunday, which could turn heavy and thundery at times.

“However, there will also be some breaks in the cloud even here, and northern areas are most likely to stay fine and dry.”