UK weather: Cold front will hit as rain, wind and frost predicted after Easter scorcher

It comes after the Easter bank holiday brought a glorious mini-heatwave for most of the country – with the south east of England seeing highs of 23C

Rain is expected to later in the week

Colder weather is set to sweep across the UK this week, with some parts seeing rain, wind and even frost.

It comes after the Easter bank holiday brought a glorious mini-heatwave for most of the country – with the south east of England seeing highs of 23C.

However, temperatures are set to plunge this week, with many seeing an increase in showers and more cloud cover.

In London, early morning commuters could expect to see lows of 7C – while more rural areas could fall even closer to 0C.

In Wales, parts of the south Valleys will see a low of just 4C on Tuesday morning.

Families enjoy the bright sunshine on the beach in Bournemouth, Dorset on Easter Sunday



Jim Dale, meteorologist for British Weather Services, said: “Rain will start to set in across Scotland on as fronts come in from the Atlantic.

“For the most part this is the picture for the rest of the week after the bank holiday.

“There will be the risk of frost in parts of the country with overnight temperatures of around 1C to 3C.”

As we head further into the week, most parts will see more “cooler and unsettled” weather, according to the Met Office.

Wind and rain is expected to hit later in the week


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While the south east is expected to see some sunshine, some parts will see showers and cloud cover for much of the day.

According to the Met Office, Monday to Wednesday will be “cooler and more unsettled” with some showers predicted along with sunny spells, making it “fresh” in the north.

The meteorological service has also predicted some rain towards the middle of next week but with temperatures dropping to “average” after the highs of the Easter weekend.

The Met Office said: “Many places dry with clear or sunny spells on Wednesday, breezy.

London could see showers later in the week



“Possibly showers breaking out across central and southern areas, with a risk of rain spells early in the day for the west.

“Overall, Thursday and Friday will continue in a similar theme, still plenty of dry weather with sunny spells, but also some showers or periods of rain, and temperatures near normal.

“Continuing to be changeable thereafter with spells of more prolonged rain at times, particularly in the south and west, perhaps becoming more settled towards the end of the period.

“Winds are expected to remain generally light with a risk of strong wind later, especially in the south and west.

Five day weather forecast

This Evening and Tonight:

Any showers soon die out this evening, Then a dry night with clear skies for most, although cloud will increase across the south later in the night. Minimum temperature -1 °C.


Overnight fog patches soon clearing, then a dry and sunny morning. Cloudier in the afternoon with the odd shower, but many places staying dry. Feeling mild in the sunshine. Maximum temperature 14 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Mainly dry and mild with some sunshine on Wednesday and Thursday. Cooler along the east coast with some lingering haar on Wednesday. Mostly dry but cloudier on Friday.

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