Easter weather: Met Office’s two weather warnings and the ‘best day’ of the week predicted

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Unsettled Easter weekend weather is likely for many.

The Met Office has issued two weather warnings in the lead up to the Easter weekend. For the southern coast of England, a yellow warning for wind has been issued for Thursday (March 28). The warning means there could be travel disruption and hazardous conditions near coastlines. For Northern Ireland, a yellow warning for rain has been issued for Thursday (March 28).

Easter weather forecast

There will be unsettled weather on Good Friday (March 29), with low pressure continuing to feed showers and longer spells of rain across the UK. Drier spells will develop later in the day from the east.

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On Saturday (March 30), it will be showery in southern and western areas but there is an increasing chance of brighter spells further north and east.

Aidan McGivern provides the Met Office’s UK Weather forecast for the next 10 days March 27 2024.Aidan McGivern provides the Met Office’s UK Weather forecast for the next 10 days March 27 2024.
Aidan McGivern provides the Met Office’s UK Weather forecast for the next 10 days March 27 2024. | Met Office

Sunday (March 31) looks like the best day of the week, however unsettled conditions will return from the south later in the day. Easter Monday (April 1) is also likely to see unsettled conditions, particularly across southern areas.

Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist Helen Caughey said: “Showers will continue into the weekend, especially for southern and western areas. However, it is likely that we will see something of an improvement for most areas, with showers tending to become less frequent, and a better chance of longer spells of sunshine for eastern and northern areas, especially on Sunday.   

“It will also become less windy, and temperatures should start to trend upwards, feeling quite warm in any sunshine. However, more widely unsettled conditions look likely to return into Easter Monday, but there is still some uncertainty in the timing of this deterioration.”

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