Easter will be shortly upon us, but with the bank holiday weekend just around the corner what is the weather set to be like in the South?
This is the current weather forecast for the Easter bank holiday weekend.
Looking further ahead
Although the beginning of this month is set to see some generally unsettled conditions, according to the Met Office it will gradually become “more settled through to mid month.”
The driest weather is likely to be across the north and northwest, with more unsettled weather affecting the south and southwest at times. Although temperatures are likely to start off close to normal, eastern coasts will be colder at times, accompanied by an easterly wind.
“As it turns more settled temperatures may become warmer in places, but with the risk of overnight frost,” adds the Met Office.
Easter weekend weather
Although the Met Office elaborates that “as is typical for spring, there is a lot of uncertainty in the forecast as we go further through April,” conditions towards the end of the month are set to be settled and warm.
The weather is most likely to stay fairly settled, but some wetter interludes are still possible from time to time, mainly affecting the south and southwest.
The weather towards the middle and end of April is set to see fairly warm temperatures, coinciding with the Easter bank holiday weekend.
The Met Office said, “Temperatures are likely to be above the average for the time of year, becoming rather warm towards the end of April.”
This week’s weather
Today (2 April), the South will see cloud quickly increasing, before a few outbreaks of rain spreading east. It will brighten up in the afternoon, but showers will soon develop, some of which will be heavy at times with a risk of hail and isolated thunder.
Tonight will see showers easing out during the evening, but persisting along coastal areas. The west will be frosty with a risk of fog.
Wednesday (3 April), will see scattered and occasionally heavy showers. It will be drier but cold overnight, with a widespread frost and a chance of fog.
“Some sun and isolated showers Thursday. Dry, bright with patchy fog early on Friday. Cloudier and breezy on Saturday,” add the Met Office.