Easter Weekend: Warm weather set to end just in time for holiday

2.7 million 'staycationing' families to be disappointed by cooler and damper conditions

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With the British public enjoying a spell of great weather over the last couple of days, it was hoped that the sunny period could extend to the Easter Weekend.

However, the British weather is about as reliable as a chocolate teapot and the warm front we have recently been enjoying  is due to end, just in time for the Easter Weekend

According to weather experts, the high pressure that has led to the good weather over the past week is set to come into contact with a low pressure belt, and result in a significant drop in temperature and increased chance of rain.

From the highs of 18C that we have felt in some parts of Britain, the Easter weekend is expected to provide us with temperatures that will stay in the low teens and see rainfall throughout the Midlands and South East England.   

This will be disappointing for the reported 2.7 million Brits that are looking to 'staycation' across the British Isles this Easter Holiday period.

Good Friday and Easter Saturday will stay mostly dry but will kick off the chillier conditions around Britain, with most areas feeling temperatures of between 11 and 14C.

The only places that will seemingly benefit from some sort of heat rise will be areas of western Scotland with some parts of western Scotland enjoying temperatures in the mid-teens - above the usual average for this time of year.

Sunday will provide, quite literally, the watershed moment in the weekend, with rain expected to begin in the south east and slowly move up towards the North West.

This will continue into Monday with showers expected throughout Wales and the South West.

While temperatures will seem relatively chilly this Easter Weekend, they  do not compare to last year which saw one of the coldest Easters on record.

Snowy and icy conditions blighted large parts of Britain and we saw the coldest ever Easter day recorded, when thermometers in Braemar, which is situated in the Scottish Highlands, reached -12.5 C.