The 2022 Easter holidays promise to be rather dry with temperatures slightly above average, although holidaymakers are advised to pack a coat or two as there are likely to be some showers earlier in the week . These generally dry conditions will be a relief for many small businesses looking forward to a business boom this Easter.
A low pressure system brings with it mild, dry conditions for Somerset towards the end of the week, approaching the south and west of the country as it exits the Gulf Stream from the Atlantic. Anyone planning an Easter trip to the beach will want to skip Monday and Tuesday, when showers are likely, and aim for the later part of that week.
Overnight temperatures across much of Somerset will remain relatively warm, with no frost expected over the next week. The Met Office estimates minimum overnight temperatures will be around 5C.
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Weather forecaster WXCharts predicts Somerset will see the bulk of any wet weather on Tuesday, when a rain system covers the county in the early hours, before dissipating northwards by midday. The longer term forecast shows a dry Good Friday and Easter Sunday weekend.
Met Office Regional Weather Forecast for South West England
After an icy start, the day ahead will be beautiful and dry with lots of sunshine. However, the sun will become increasingly cloudy throughout the afternoon. Mostly light winds, but there will be some breeze for West Cornwall. Maximum temperature 14°C.
A rather cloudy night ahead but it should be mostly dry. Maybe a few showers for West Cornwall towards the end of the night. Get windy and keep frost free. Minimum temperature 5°C.
Scattered showers will move through the area through the morning, possibly heavy at times. Then mostly dry for the rest of the day. Quite warm, with gusty winds that gradually lessen. Maximum temperature 15°C.
Outlook from Tuesday to Thursday:
A changeable outlook, with a mix of sunny spells but also showers and possibly longer spells of rain at times too. Warm during the day and generally frost free at night.
Met Office UK-wide weather forecast for the next 5 days
After a cold start, most areas will have a fine, dry and bright day, the best of the sun in the south and east. Cloudier for Northern Ireland and West Scotland however, scattered rain for some here this afternoon. Feel warmer.
Most areas are drying out with a mix of cloudy and clear periods. Scattered rain may however affect parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and North West England. Sweeter than last night. Getting windier.
Morning rain in the west and south-west later spreads to northern England and southern Scotland. Rather dry elsewhere and some sunny spells, especially in the south and east of England. Windy.
Outlook from Tuesday to Thursday:
Windy and mostly cloudy with some rain on Tuesday. Drier and less windy Wednesday and Thursday. Becoming warmer in the south, closer to normal in the north.
UK outlook from Thursday 14th April 2022 to Saturday 23rd April 2022:
This period should start with mostly dry weather with light winds, although often quite cloudy, especially near the coast. Through Thursday, showers are likely to develop in places and rains may spread later in the far west.
For the remainder of the period, a northwest-southeast weather pattern is likely to form, with the northwest remaining more changeable with strong winds and rain at times.
Some rain may occasionally spread to parts of the south-east at first, but is likely to turn dry and generally become much more stable, although perhaps rather cloudy, in the south with lighter winds up to at the end of this period. Temperatures are expected to be above average and at times hot for the south.
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This notice was published: 2022-04-10 08:39:40