People enjoy the warm Bank holiday
weather in Tynemouth
Spokesman Grahame Madge said: "In the forecast leading up to the bank holiday
weekend, Wales is going to see some rainfall, but the heaviest rain in the UK will be much further north and west.
A spokesman for the government department said: "We recognise there is an implication for the counting of votes in some of the local, Police and Crime Commissioner, combined authority and local mayor elections which will have taken place the day before 2020's VE Day Bank Holiday
Here are some ideas for things to do over the bank holidays
You'll be hoping for good weather on the Bank Holiday
After New Year's Day, the next bank holidays
are Good Friday on April 19 and Easter Monday on April 22.
Workers in Britain are entitled to 28 days of leave or more a year, but bosses can include bank holidays
Monday: Some Debenhams stores will open 09:00 to 18:00 on Monday 27 August 2018 but varies from store to store.
The May Day bank holiday
is the most recent of our existing eight bank holidays
and was introduced in 1978 by Labour employment secretary Michael Foot.
The early May Bank Holiday
was introduced in 1978 and the temperature over the long weekend has never topped the 28C (82.4F) mark until Monday.
-ough - open Good Friday, 8.30am-5.30pm; closed Easter Sunday; open Bank Holiday
The Aberdare Carnival, pictured here in 1953, is still run every August Bank Holiday