Easter 2014: Saturday's sun will make way for a soggy Sunday and Monday

Northern Ireland and Scotland will see the best weather over the bank holiday weekend

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The Independent Online

Bank holiday revellers are advised to enjoy the pleasant weather on Saturday, as the sun will have largely disappeared by Easter Sunday across many parts of the UK, forecasters predict.

On Saturday, temperatures will stay in the mid-teens, with a chance of the odd shower in the far North of Scotland, according to the Met Office.

While temperatures should stay above average, northern parts of the UK look set to have the best weather for Sunday and Monday, as other areas of the will become cloudier, with a chance of some rain – especially in England and Wales.

Met Office spokeswoman Emma Sharples told The Independent that while many places will be dry on Saturday, the best of the sunshine will remain in the far western areas, particularly western parts of wales, South West England.

Scotland and Northern Ireland will enjoy the best weather, with unbroken sunshine and temperatures of 16 to 17 C, she added.

Overnight it will turn chilly in the North and West, as more cloud moves from the east into Sunday morning and linger mainly over England and Wales.

Outbreaks of rain will spread westwards across much of southern parts of the UK.  England and Wales is likely to see quite heavy rain, particularly in Essex, London, the M4 corridor southwards - but that is not to say there wont be rain in the North.

People spending their Easter break in Northern Ireland and Scotland on Sunday will see Saturday's pleasant outlook continue, where it will be dry and sunny.

Day-trippers across the country can feel positive that although Bank holiday Monday will still be generally unsettled, with more showers across the UK, there will be brighter spells between showers.

When it does brighten up it will feel warmer, and the stiff north easterly wind that may make Sunday a little unpleasant will have subsided.