Weather Bank Holiday Monday: Brits will bask in 19C on Easter Sunday as scorching weather continues


British people will be able to bask in 19C on Easter Sunday as a bout of scorching bank-holiday weather continues today – before miserable weather of cloud and rain looks likely to hit tomorrow.

Showers will return by Tuesday and Wednesday, the Met Office has said, with the weather starting to become cooler from Monday.

After an early morning with some mist and fog today, Easter Sunday is set to be a fine day with some ‘spells of sunshine’, the forecaster said.

It will feel ‘rather warm’ in the afternoon with a maximum temperature of 19C and some hazy patches in the west of the country.

By the evening, rain will start to arrive from the west as Monday only reaches highs of 17C and the weather gets colder by the end with the rest of the week.

British people will be able to bask in 19C on Easter Sunday as a bout of scorching bank-holiday weather continues today – before miserable weather of cloud and rain looks likely to hit tomorrow. Pictured: Bournemouth Beach in Dorset on Saturday

Showers will return by Tuesday and Wednesday, the Met Office has said, with the weather starting to become cooler from Monday

Showers will return by Tuesday and Wednesday, the Met Office has said, with the weather starting to become cooler from Monday

The UK is set to bask in warmer than usual weather this Easter Sunday as the high temperatures across the country continue.  Forecasters have said temperatures could reach highs of 19C.  Pictured: A spectacular sunrise over Glastonbury, Somerset today

The UK is set to bask in warmer than usual weather this Easter Sunday as the high temperatures across the country continue. Forecasters have said temperatures could reach highs of 19C. Pictured: A spectacular sunrise over Glastonbury, Somerset today

The mercury hit 23.4C in St James's Park in central London on Good Friday afternoon, the Met Office said, making it the hottest day of the year so far - and warmer than California.  Pictured: Showgirls from the Viking Talk of the Coast Show in Blackpool on Saturday

The mercury hit 23.4C in St James’s Park in central London on Good Friday afternoon, the Met Office said, making it the hottest day of the year so far – and warmer than California. Pictured: Showgirls from the Viking Talk of the Coast Show in Blackpool on Saturday

Met Office forecaster Simon Partridge, said on Saturday: ‘Sunday is mostly dry across the vast majority of the country, apart from the far west, but it will turn slightly cloudy as the day goes on.

‘It will be more milky sunshine, because we’ll have very high level clouds coming in. But it will still be bright and dry and a little bit cooler.

‘We will see some rain across predominantly Wales, northwest England and western Scotland, but by the time most people are up, it will be dry.’

There will not be an evenly spready to the colder aspects of the weather with London and southeast being between 14C and 17C for much of the week.

While Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales will hit lows of 12C and are much more likely to be hit by more of the wetter weather.

A strengthening easterly wind by Thursday will also give a cooler feel later in the week but it will stay dry and bright in the main.

Neil Armstrong, Chief Meteorologist, said: ‘Most people will see some spells of decent bank holiday weather this weekend, and it will feel warm in places, particularly for the first half of the Easter break.

‘However, a low-pressure system will affect the northwest of the UK later Sunday, bringing unsettled weather to the north with some strong winds and rain in the northwest, which could impact driving conditions for some, but further south it will be drier, especially in the southeast.

‘There will be varying amounts of cloud, but temperatures are widely likely to be above average for the time of year, although low cloud might keep temperatures lower in coastal areas.

‘However, where the sun comes out people can expect some very pleasant spring conditions.’

Forecasters say Easter Sunday will be cooler, with showers confined mainly to the north and west ahead of a wetter Monday.  Pictured: Two women sunbathing on Wimbledon Common, south west London on Good Friday

Forecasters say Easter Sunday will be cooler, with showers confined mainly to the north and west ahead of a wetter Monday. Pictured: Two women sunbathing on Wimbledon Common, south west London on Good Friday

Although today is expected to be slightly cooler, temperatures are still expected to reach 19C for sunbathers and staycationers in parts of southern and central England.  Pictured: Two women having a picnic in the warm sunshine on Wimbledon Common, south west London yesterday

Although today is expected to be slightly cooler, temperatures are still expected to reach 19C for sunbathers and staycationers in parts of southern and central England. Pictured: Two women having a picnic in the warm sunshine on Wimbledon Common, south west London yesterday

Amid the record temperatures, Easter holiday destinations like Majorca, Ibiza and Greece had only highs of between 16C and 20C.  Pictured: The beach is packed as families and sunbathers flock to the seaside resort of Lyme Regis in Dorset on Saturday

Amid the record temperatures, Easter holiday destinations like Majorca, Ibiza and Greece had only highs of between 16C and 20C. Pictured: The beach is packed as families and sunbathers flock to the seaside resort of Lyme Regis in Dorset on Saturday

The mercury hit 23.4C in St James’s Park in central London on Good Friday afternoon, the Met Office said, making it the hottest day of the year so far – and warmer than California.

The new high beat the previous record of 20.8C set in central London on March 23 and at Treknow in Cornwall on March 25.

Amid the record temperatures, Easter holiday destinations like Majorca, Ibiza and Greece had only highs of between 16C and 20C.

Although today is expected to be slightly cooler, temperatures are still expected to reach 19C for sunbathers and staycationers in parts of southern and central England.

Forecasters say Easter Sunday will be cooler, with showers confined mainly to the north and west ahead of a wetter Monday.

The Met Office forecast describes conditions for the next week as ‘increasingly warm’ with ‘sunny spells Wednesday interspersed with cloudier periods and scattered showers. Thursday and Friday largely dry and bright. Morning mist and fog patches likely, slower to clear around coasts.’


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