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Easter Weekend Weather: Glorious!

18th April 2019 09:07

Easter Weekend Weather: Glorious!

It'll be a glorious Bank Holiday weekend over the bulk of the country with lots of sunshine and a warm one too, although, by Easter Monday, the North and West of Scotland and parts of Northern Ireland towards Donegal may see a few showers. We could certainly do with some rain though, as much of the North and East Midlands, North East England and parts of Scotland, have seen little if any rain now for a fortnight.

Today, of course, sees the run-up to Easter, with many central and eastern areas in particular waking grey, misty conditions. There's also patchy fog across the East Midlands, Lincolnshire and parts of East Anglia, but the mist and murk together with the fog will clear through the morning.

Low cloud to start Thursdsy

For the bulk of the country, it'll then be fine and dry with warm sunny spells, made hazy at times by very thin high cloud. By the afternoon some patchy cloud will develop that could build sufficiently to produce an isolated shower, but you would be very unlucky if you caught one in an agreeable day for most parts.

A mostly moderate East or North Easterly wind will be fresh and gusty at times along North Sea coasts, where together with North East Scotland temperatures will get no higher than a cool 10 to 13C. Elsewhere it'll become warm by the afternoon as temperatures reach 17 to 20C, with some sheltered parts of North West England and The West Midlands perhaps getting as high as 21 or 22C.

Temperatures Today

Most places have a fine, summery evening, but it'll turn a little chilly and misty in places after dark. Patchy fog will reform, with some central and eastern parts probably seeing areas of very low cloud rolling-in off the North Sea on a light or moderate East or North Easterly breeze. This could produce some patchy drizzle in an otherwise dry night with clear spells, especially over Northern Ireland, West Scotland and in the West. Here it could turn cold enough by dawn for a touch of ground frost in some sheltered rural 'hollows', but most parts will avoid this, with minimum temperatures mostly between 3 and 8C.



High pressure bringing glorious Easter weather

After a grey, murky start again with patchy fog mostly in central and eastern areas, most parts have another fine day. This'll make it ideal for venturing out, perhaps to attend one of the many Good Friday sporting fixtures up and down the country. There should be 'wall to wall' sunshine once the murk has cleared, although this could take a while to shift towards some North Sea coasts. So 'west will probably be best' with the Lancashire coast, the North and West of Wales and the West of Scotland ideal spots to visit, although most parts will be fine.

Good Friday temperatures

Needless to say, it'll be another warm locally very warm afternoon as temperatures reach 18 to 22C, with 24 or 25C possible in some sheltered spots around the Home Counties. A light or moderate East or North Easterly breeze, however, will keep the East coast cooler although here it shouldn't be as cold as recently.

Another mostly beautiful, summery evening will be followed by a dry night with clear spells. It'll turn misty and a little chilly in places once more after dark with patchy fog forming later chiefly in rural areas. Some areas of low cloud may also return to parts of East Anglia, the East Midlands and the Lincolnshire coast, but with winds lighter and more variable in direction, this shouldn't be as extensive as on previous nights. A touch of grass frost is again possible in the coldest spots, but generally, temperatures shouldn't fall below 4 to 8C.

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