UK weather forecast LIVE: Met Office reveals sunny 16C Easter weekend after week of snow & -2C temps

UK weather forecast LIVE: Met Office reveals sunny 16C Easter weekend after week of snow & -2C temps

April 9, 2022

BRITS will be hit with snow, rain and freezing -2C temperatures this weekend – but there's good news ahead for the Easter weekend.

The Met Office predicts the mercury will plunge below freezing in Wales on Sunday morning before rising to 13C in London by mid-afternoon.

Lows this week of -5C are significantly colder than the average minimum weather temperature for April which is 3.75C between 1991 and 2020.

Thankfully, experts predict warmer weather on the horizon with temperatures expected to hit an average of 16C over the Easter weekend.

And temperatures will reach the mid-teens in London by Wednesday ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend.

While the mercury may get up to 16C over Easter thanks to a high pressure system moving in, maps from WXCharts also show that it could dip to -6C the weekend after.

Read our UK weather blog below for the latest forecasts and updates…

  • The Sun

    Showers and clouds set to clear tonight

    Most showers and clouds are set to clear tonight, according to BBC News.

    This will result in a dry and chilly night.

    Showers will proceed for a time in northern Scotland, but will ease later.

    Northern Ireland is set to turn cloudier towards dawn.  

  • The Sun

    RNLI and Met Office issue stark advice on cold water shock during Easter holidays

    With the Easter holidays coming round the corner, many people will flock to the beaches and swim in the sea.

    But meteorologist Alex Deakin has issued a stark warning on a video featured on the Met Office’s Twitter account, to those who plan to do so.

    He said: “The sea takes a lot longer to warm up than land, and it’s always pretty chilly in the sea, especially in March and April, which is when the temperature is at its lowest.”

    In the same video, RNLI lifeguard Henry Irvine agreed with Mr Deakin, and said to anyone suffering from cold water shock: “Relax, don’t panic, and float on your back.”

    You can watch the full video here:

  • The Sun

    Sunny spells this Saturday afternoon

    Following on from this morning’s cold start, sunny spells are on the way for most parts of Britain.

    London and parts of the south may enjoy temperatures as high as 13 degrees, whilst they stand at 12 degrees in the southwest.

    But the north, parts of Wales, and Scotland could see some scattered showers.

    Some areas of Scotland may witness wintry showers too.

    The rest of the British Isles should experience temperatures ranging between 5 to 11 degrees.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Weather outlook for Monday to Wednesday

    The Met Office said: "Cloudy and breezy with some rain spreading northeast during Monday and Tuesday.

    "Drier and less windy on Wednesday.

    "Becoming warmer in the south, but remaining cold in the north."

  • Joseph Gamp

    Storm Diego to cause chaos

    France prepares for Storm Diego, which could hit the south easterly coastlines of the UK

    Strong winds and storms are forecast to reach France on Friday, which might also affect the coastlines of the UK.

    There will be rain and snow, and the UK may need to prepare for some bad weather if the storm does reach England.

    WXCharts has predicted snowfall across Scotland, Wales and the north of England tomorrow.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Brits to see -5C lows and 4 inches of snow coming soon

    Brits are set to see freezing temperatures by the end of the week – with lows of -6C and around 12 centimetres of snow.

    Arctic air from the north will gradually take a grip over the whole country, and as The met Office warns, the cold air “will win out eventually” by the end of the week.

    Maps from WXCharts show temperatures getting as low as -4C on Thursday and could dip to -5C over the weekend with widespread frost across the UK.

    Snow is also set to continue in Scotland with around 12 centimetres likely to fall and stretching further south.

  • Joseph Gamp

    In pictures: Lone swimmer braves freezing sea in Lyme Regis, Dorset

    Britain has been experiencing a north/south divide in the weather.

    Some areas are experiencing cold air and sunshine, while other are being subjected to torrential rain and gale-force winds.

    And the eye-watering image below shows a lone swimmer about to brave an early morning dip in the resort of Lyme Regis in Dorset.

    A swimmer braves the early morning sea to take a dip in Lyme Regis, DorsetCredit: Alamy
  • The Sun

    Stunning sunrise in Great Yarmouth captured by local photographer

    Pictures of the stunning sunrise in Great Yarmouth this morning were captured by a local photographer.

    As part of its Love UK Weather Twitter campaign, the Met Office is sharing pictures of the weather in Britain today.

    Photos from Simon’s Weather Photography, a Twitter account based in Great Yarmouth, were shared on the Met Office’s social media page.

    Take a look at the photos here:

  • The Sun

    Frosty start to the morning across the country

    Britain woke up to a frosty start this morning. 

    Temperatures plunged to as low as -3 degrees in the northwest.

    Parts of Scotland and Wales witnessed temperatures of -2 degrees.  

    The warmest part of the British Isles this morning was the Channel Islands, where the temperature was 6 degrees.

    In Truro, Cornwall, the temperature stood at 5 degrees.

    Other parts of Britain experienced temperature ranging between -1 and 1 degree.

  • The Sun

    Grand National 2022 Saturday weather forecast

    For the first time since 2019, the Grand National has arrived.

    People are flocking to Aintree racecourse to witness the world’s best horse racing.

    According to the Liverpool Echo, it should be a sunny day for spectators today.

    The April sunshine is expected to arrive in the morning and linger into the afternoon, despite brief showers arriving around 1pm.

    For those who are aiming to continue their day into the evening, the good news is that the weather is forecast to be bright and dry into the late afternoon.

    There is likely to be a maximum temperature of 8 degrees.

  • The Sun

    Expect sunshine blast before Easter weekend

    On Wednesday 13 April, the southeast of England will enjoy a temporary warm spell before the Easter weekend, particularly across East and West Sussex.

    Sunnier days are ahead in Kent and Surrey, as residents there could enjoy temperatures of between 17 and 18 degrees, dropping by a couple of degrees towards the West Country, according to data available on Friday from WXCharts.

    The Daily Express reports that throughout the Midlands, people there should expect temperatures of between 13 and 14 degrees, whereas they will fall to 9 degrees in the northeast and 12 degrees in the northwest.

    Elsewhere, temperatures will remain at 5 degrees in Scotland.

    During the Easter weekend, temperatures are anticipated to fall toward zero in the early mornings.

  • Joseph Gamp

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    Matt Snapes here, logging in to our live UK weather blog.

    I'll be bringing you real-time news and forecasts throughout the day until 2pm.

  • The Sun

    Cloudy and breezy weather should spread in the north, Met Office predicts

    Sunday’s sunny weather looks set to change, with rain spreading northeast during Monday and Tuesday, the Met Office predicts.

    But by Wednesday, conditions should be drier and less windy.

    Temperatures are set to vary between 10 to 15 degrees on Monday, and then 10 to 17 degrees on Tuesday.

    The minimum temperature on Wednesday could be 9 degrees.

    In the south, expect some warm weather next week.

    However, it should be cold up north.

  • Milica Cosic

    Expect a sunny Sunday, Met Office suggests

    A sunny Sunday is on the way for many Brits, according to the Met Office.

    However, expect a cold start to the day with mostly dry conditions.

    The weather is set to get milder as the day progresses, but it should change in the evening.

    Cloud and rain is expected to move in from the west overnight.

    The Met Office expects the rain to downpour into Monday.

  • The Sun

    £5,000 grants on offer for heat pump installations at home

    £5,000 grants are on offer to help households install environmentally-friendly heat pumps.

    Homeowners won’t be charged VAT on them either.

    These heat pumps are designed to wean households off gas and oil boilers, with home heating being responsible for roughly 14 per cent of the UK’s CO2 emissions.

    The government intends to ban gas boilers from new-build homes by 2025, making heat pumps and their extra equipment an attractive alternative.

    For existing homes, the target year is 2035.

  • Milica Cosic

    Today’s weather

    Any early mist will soon clear. It will then be a generally fine day as it will be largely dry with a mixture of spells of spring sunshine and some patchy cloud cover.

    There is a chance of showers developing which will be most frequent and wintry across northern Scotland. Breezy in the north-east

  • Milica Cosic

    Long range forecast for 23 April – 7 May

    According to the Met Office, the period between the 23 April and the 7 May may see longer spells of dry weather.

    The forecaster has predicted that: “towards the end of April high pressure is likely to become dominant, with longer spells of dry and settled weather possible, especially in the south.

    “Temperatures are anticipated to stay above average during this period.”

  • Milica Cosic

    Easter weekend weather

    WITH the Easter Weekend creeping up on us, we're all wondering if we can go outside and enjoy a sunny outdoor egg hunt with the kids.

    Well, unfortunately, the Met Office is predicting that the weekend could be more unsettled than many would have hoped.

    The Mirror reported the Met Office as saying: “Throughout the weekend, it is likely to be cold for most places, with with wintry showers, mainly in the north, interspersed with sunny and clear spells, and overnight frosts expected in places.

    “Winds will be moderate and locally strong along coastal locations."

    The forecaster also expects rain in some northern areas, but the conditions are likely to get better as the month goes on.

  • Milica Cosic

    Bookies predict coldest April ever

    The odds are on at bookmaker Coral, which has a 1-2 bet this April will be the coldest on record in the UK.

    The company go 2-1 on snow to fall anywhere in Britain on Easter Sunday.

    Travel warnings have been issued due to the low temperatures.

    “We have a brief warm spell in March, but it has not led to a sunny spring and we now make this April firmly odds on to enter the record books as the coldest fourth month of the year ever recorded in the UK,” said Coral’s Harry Aitkenhead.

    He added: “It is a 2-1 chance for snow to fall anywhere in the UK on Easter Sunday, meaning there is a strong chance of a White Easter this year.”

  • Milica Cosic

    Met Office's long range forecast

    According to The Met Office, the current long range weather forecast, covering Monday 11 April until Wednesday 20 April, reads: “To begin the period, showery conditions with occasional sunny spells are likely across most of the country, with the heaviest and most frequent showers likely in the west, where they may merge into longer spells of rain.

    “Strong winds expected, especially in the south-east and far north. Moving further into April, unsettled conditions are expected to continue, particularly in the south and west. Spells of rain and strong winds are expected for most areas, with occasional dry interludes. Temperatures expected to be above average.

    “The heaviest rain and strongest winds likely over western hills, where some snow is possible. From mid-April, more settled conditions are expected with longer spells of dry and fine weather. However, changeable intervals are possible. Above average temperatures should persist, however overnight frosts may occur.”

  • Milica Cosic

    Expect a sunny Sunday, Met Office suggests

    A sunny Sunday is on the way for many Brits, according to the Met Office.

    However, expect a cold start to the day with mostly dry conditions.

    The weather is set to get milder as the day progresses, but it should change in the evening.

    Cloud and rain is expected to move in from the west overnight.

    The Met Office expects the rain to downpour into Monday.

  • Milica Cosic

    Met Office warns Britain is set for windy and rainy weather from Tuesday 

    Britain’s doomy weather forecasts are set to continue as the Met Office warns of further outbreaks of rain and drizzle in many areas. 

    Western areas are expected to experience strong winds and heavy rain at times, but temperatures are generally set to remain warm. 

    As April continues, unsettled conditions are expected to continue, particularly in the south and the west. 

    Strong winds and spells of rain are expected for most areas and temperatures are expected to be above average. 

    More settled conditions are expected from mid-April, with longer spells of dry and fine weather.

  • Milica Cosic

    Wintry showers expected across the country next week

    After a rainy weekend, next week looks to be unsettled.

    Central and Southern areas set to experience patches of rain and showers.

    Further north next week looks like it will be dry, albeit cold.

    The end of the week is likely to be milder.

  • Milica Cosic

    Thank you for reading my coverage this evening. My colleague Joe Gamp will be back on the blogs from 8am tomorrow.

  • Milica Cosic

    April ODDS-ON to be wettest on record

    This month could go down as the wettest April on record, according to Ladbrokes.

    After a miserable start to the month on the weather front, the bookies have slashed odds from 1/2 to just 1/3 on this being the wettest April EVER.

    Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: "It's looking increasingly likely this month breaks April rain records with even more wet and gloomy weather on the way."

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