According to the Met Office, the outlook until 15 April is likely to be dry and bright in the South and East with sunny spells, although cloud and locally heavy outbreaks of rain in the North and West are expected to spread south-eastwards across the UK.
Later, the weather is expected to be generally unsettled with showers, locally heavy, or perhaps some longer spells of rain at times. There is also an additional risk of snow for the higher ground in the North by the weekend.
Some drier, brighter intervals are also expected, these perhaps most likely to occur in southern and eastern areas later this month.
Forecaster Wiseweather added that the Easter weather will be:
- Temperatures will be slightly above average (up by 0.5 degsC);
- England/Wales rainfall will be rather drier than average (80 per cent of the average);
- England/Wales will have more sunshine than average (115 per cent of average);
- Winds will be near average strength.