Britons set to bask in glorious April sun on Easter before downpours

Met Office shares week ahead weather

Easter weekend is set to bring gorgeous sun and balmy temperatures as many gear up to enjoy the long weekend outdoors but by Easter Monday the UK is set to be drenched in unsettled weather once again. The Met Office has warned that heavy downpours are set to plague many areas across Britain by Wednesday next week.

On Good Friday, large swathes of Britain will experience dry and mild weather conditions with sunny patches, particularly in the west. 

Conversely, the eastern coastal regions are anticipated to be cloudier, bringing some light rain or showers and perhaps some fog patches from the North Sea.

Although many western regions will have a frosty start to Good Friday, temperatures will skyrocket to as high as 16C or 17C during the day in sunnier areas.

David Oliver, a Met Office Deputy Chief forecaster, said: “Similar conditions are likely for much of the UK on Easter Saturday, but during the second half of the Easter weekend the Atlantic will increasingly exert its influence.

“A frontal system is expected to move in from the west and displace the high pressure lying across the UK. 

“This will spread rain across all areas during the latter part of Easter Sunday and through Easter Monday, although there is some uncertainty regarding its exact timing. 

“Once the rain clears blustery showers are likely to follow in its wake across many areas.”

While the sun is expected to bring warm and balmy days this Easter weekend, temperatures are expected to plummet overnight as many areas run the risk of frost, the Met Office warned.

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Looking ahead to next week, the Met Office warned that a period of unsettled weather is in the cards.

The weather service predicted: “Breezy with a risk of coastal gales in the north.

“A period of unsettled weather with rain and strong winds, especially in the northwest, is likely through the middle of next week. 

“Beyond this, the driest and most settled conditions are likely to be in the south and east. 

“The north and west is expected to be more unsettled with a greater chance of periods of rain and strong winds.”

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