The UK’s Met Office says many areas of the UK will be cold and wet for much of the forthcoming Easter holiday weekend. The forecasters say the north half of the nation will be hit by storms and temperatures are set to drop on Friday.
The weather-people say low pressure sweeping in across Scotland on Friday will set the stage for inclement conditions expected to travel downwards over the weekend. Northern England, Northern Ireland and Scotland will likely see the thermometer register temperatures as low as 9°C.
Rain showers will sweep across the north and will probably be exacerbated by low pressure drifting across from the Atlantic Ocean. The forecast shows Northern Ireland and western Scotland will probably see heavier rain.
The Met notes that Saturday will be worst for the rain and it should have eased off a little by Sunday. Strong winds will make the weather feel colder than it actually is and in places it might even seem icy.
The forecast shows that from Wales and the Midlands downwards, the weather will be drier, but temperatures are not expected to be significantly higher than in the north. The sun is predicted to make sporadic appearances on Good Friday and Easter Sunday and should brighten up what could be dark days.
High pressures will creep across the southern UK on Monday and will take the chill out of the air and push temperatures up as high as 15°C. The 10-day forecast indicates chilly winds, rainshowers and possible night frost but with sunny spells.