Easter bank holiday 2019: What is weather forecast for Easter weekend?

Easter bank holiday will net workers in the UK a nice four-day weekend, as children enjoy a lengthy two-week break. This year, the Easter bank holiday will start in six weeks, from April 19 on Good Friday. Another bank holiday will follow the weekend on Easter Monday, April 22. The weather forecast for these bank holidays and Easter weekend is yet to be determined, however.

What is the weather forecast for Easter weekend 2019?

The Met Office releases its most accurate forecasts on a weekly basis, so the weather for the Easter weekend is difficult to predict.

The holidays are still six weeks away and the Met Office acknowledges forecasts predicted very far ahead are still subject to change.

A long-range forecast has been released by the weather service which predicts April will start out with unsettled weather.

The latest Met Office weather forecast has predicted unsettled weather for the month of April.

The long-range forecast reads: “It will continue unsettled at first, with Atlantic frontal systems bringing spells of rain and strong winds, which will be interspersed by brighter, colder and showery interludes.

“The heaviest rainfall is likely to be in the west, with snow likely over higher ground in the north and possibly to low levels at times.

“Temperatures will vary day to day, with spells of milder and colder than average conditions, with passage of Atlantic frontal systems.”

“Further night time frosts are possible in quieter spells.

“However, there is the chance of weather systems becoming slow-moving during this period, which will bring the increased chance of longer drier spells of weather at times.”

Overall, it seems an unsettled April will mean the weather for Easter weekend is difficult to predict.

The Met Office changes the 16-30 day weather forecast on a daily basis, so those anxious to find out should check regularly.

 

The Met Office has explained exactly why the weather is so difficult to predict far ahead of time.

A spokesman for the agency said: “In an ideal world, everyone would like to know exactly what the weather will do so we can make definite plans. Nature, however, doesn't work like that.

“When looking at forecasts beyond five days into the future the chaotic nature of the atmosphere starts to come into play - small events currently over the Atlantic can have potentially significant impacts on our weather in the UK in several days' time.

“Therefore whilst we can still forecast the general feel of the weather to a relatively high level of accuracy using our ensemble models, it becomes harder to offer local detail to as high a level of accuracy as our shorter range forecasts.”

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