THE BANK holiday weekend is expected to be chilly as forecasters suggest temperatures could fall to as low as 3°C.

After a scorching May bank holiday, the Met Office is expecting Bolton's weather to remain relatively cool, with highs of just 12°C.

Met Office forecaster Richard Miles said: "It will be colder, a lot colder, with showers in the north and the east of England.

"Saturday will be the worst day of the Bank Holiday weekend in terms of chilly showers and possible hail on the east coast, though Sunday and Monday will be a lot more settled.

"Sheltered, hilly areas in the North and Scotland could see colder and wintry weather in the evening from a northerly direction."

On Saturday and Sunday the weather is expected to sunny in the morning with some clouds later in the day. Monday will be cloudy throughout with temperatures of 8°C or 9°C.

RAC traffic spokesman Rod Dennis has warned that thirteen million leisure trips by car are expected to be taken this coming weekend, making it the busiest weekend in three years.

He said: "The advice is to try to use the roads when they are quieter, which primarily means avoiding Friday afternoon and evening if possible, and setting off earlier on Saturday if possible, especially if travelling any great distance.”