Easter weather UK 2023: Met Office predicts drier and brighter spells as temperatures rise above average
Will the long bank holiday weekend bring sunshine or showers? Here’s the Met Office Easter weather forecast
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The UK is set to experience drier and brighter spells during the Easter holidays. According to the latest Met Office long-range forecasts, warmer weather is on the horizon for many parts of the country, with temperatures likely to reach a little above average.
March was the wettest it has been in the last 40 years, according to the Met Office, with the lowest temperature of -16C recorded in Altnaharra, Sutherland, in the Scottish Highlands. However, this all looks set to change as the weather in April is likely to be warmer despite the possibility of some unsettled spells by the middle of the month.
Deputy Chief Meteorologist Helen Caughey said: “It will be drier by the start of the Easter break, with bright, clear spells and light winds in most places.
“Although there will be some chilly nights it will be pleasant by day with sunny spells and some light winds, though on paper temperatures will be around average for the time of year.
“While there is still some uncertainty in the detailed forecast for Easter Sunday and Monday the general trend is for fine weather in the south and east while it looks like it could turn more unsettled in the north and west. Fairly typical spring weather for us.”
UK 5 day weather forecast
Tuesday (April 4)
Many areas are dry with plenty of sunshine, and after a cold start, it feels warm by the afternoon. Rather cloudier at times in the west while in the northwest it’ll be breezy with occasional patchy rain, this becoming more persistent later.
Tonight, it’s breezy in the northwest with outbreaks of rain moving eastward. Dry elsewhere but slowly clouding over; clear spells last the longest in the southeast, where it will be frosty again.
Wednesday (April 5)
Rain across the west and north edging slowly east-southeast to all but the southeast by evening. Becoming brighter in the northwest later. Feeling cool in the clouds and rain, elsewhere mild.
Rain clearing east early Thursday with sunshine but also showers following on, possibly heavy for some. Becoming drier on Friday and Saturday with overnight frosts.