THE Met Office is predicting a mixed bag weather-wise for the Bank Holiday break.

As the long weekend approaches, forecasters say we can expect sun, showers and strong winds in Bolton.

This week the town is enjoying long sunny spells with highs of 18C.

Tomorrow we can expect a cloudy start to the day with the risk of a few light showers.

But as we head towards the weekend, cloudier conditions will prevail with scattered showers and some longer spells of rain.

So if you're planning a BBQ, it might be wise to bring the party indoors instead.

A Met Office spokesman said: "Showers or perhaps longer spells of rain are likely on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday in some areas, along with some stronger winds at times.

"However, most areas will see dry and fine weather for part of the weekend.

"Temperatures are likely to be near the seasonal average for many, but cool in any rain.

"The changeable and rather cool weather is likely to continue through the half term week."