Issued: 0900 Tuesday 7th April 2020
Duty forecaster: Dr. Simon Keeling
Warm and dry, then more mixed into the Easter weekend, before turning cooler next week
High pressure continues to affect much of the UK and Ireland over the coming days. This brings much dry and warm weather. By the weekend conditions are likely to become more mixed with some rain or showers. Turning cooler into next week, especially over eastern coasts, tending to become drier too.
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Good Friday 10/4/20
High pressure remains east of the UK on Friday. Fronts may affect Ireland and Scotland. Most cloud in western and northern parts of the UK and Ireland, with a risk of some spots of rain and drizzle possible on hills and coasts. The risk of some isolated showers over England, the risk of an odd heavy one on southern England. Highs at 23C in southeast England, 16 to 19C in most other areas but 15C over the west.
Uncertainty in the details of the forecast for Saturday. Weak fronts are going to be affecting the country and will be bringing some showery bursts of rain to almost any area. Highs at 21C in southeastern areas, 10 to 12C over western coasts, 13 to 16C for other areas.
Easter Sunday 12/4/20
Lower pressure over the UK and Ireland on Sunday. This brings outbreaks of showery rain again, but some longer spells of rain here and there too. Again, there is much uncertainty over where the more persistent rain occurs. Highs at 10C in Scotland and Ireland, 15 or 16C elsewhere.
Holiday Monday 13/4/20
Low pressure is likely to be to the south of the country on Monday with high pressure to the north. There are likely to be showers over East Anglia and southern England, one or two in the Midlands too. Dry elsewhere with sunny spells, the best of the sunshine to the west. Breezier for all. Highs at a cooler 12 to 15C, but only 8C on eastern coasts.
High pressure remains over northern areas on Tuesday with lower pressure to the south. A brisk easterly wind in the south, some showers are possible on eastern coasts. Drier in the north with sunny spells, the best in the west. Highs at 9C over eastern coasts, 12 to 15C.
Staying dry for most with the best of the sunshine in western Scotland and northwest England. Some sun in the east and south too. A few showers in Ireland and the far southwest of England. Highs at 11 to 16C.