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Chilly spell predicted to break this week for a warm Easter weekend

17 April 2019

DIG out your sun glasses, suntan lotion, shorts and dust off the barbecue for the Easter Bank Holiday weekend!

A sunny and warm Easter weekend has been forecast by the Met Office. But clouds could usher in cooler temperatures in the north-west and parts of the east coast on Easter Day, the cooler of the two days.

"Temperatures will go up throughout the week into the early 20s by Friday, with a chance of reaching 22C". Here's to a warm and sunny long weekend.

Parts of the United Kingdom will be warmer than the holiday island of Majorca during the Easter weekend because low pressure in the vicinity of Spain and the western Mediterranean subduing temperatures.

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"For the rest of April, the weather looks likely to become more mixed with some rain at times, particularly in the west and northwest".

Simon Partridge, a Met Office forecaster, said Good Friday would be pleasant before the mercury rises to exceed 20C (68F) in some areas on Saturday and Sunday.

Mr Partridge said: 'After there was a chilly spell this weekend, we are going to see temperatures gradually increase through the week. And for Easter events that have bravely planned to be outside, the forecast looks ideal.

Twice it has hit 27.8C with the first time at Heathrow and Mildenhall, in Suffolk, in 1949.

Chilly spell predicted to break this week for a warm Easter weekend