Brits will bask in mild weather during the winter Easter weekend, after a long period of rain and bitter wind. Looking ahead to next week, the With office has assured residents looking forward to the bank holiday that widespread sunny spells are expected.
However, weather maps have revealed that before sunny weather can begin on Good Friday, many areas of the UK will be pelted with heavy rain.
London and the southeastern and eastern areas expect rain and gloomy weather at the start of the week.
Friday will be lovely and sunny for most, just like Saturday, with the exception of a few scattered showers.
Temperatures in the London areas can rise to 11°C on Saturday, while in more northern areas it will be cooler with 7°C to 8°C.
The following week temperatures could reach a balmy 14C in London areas and 12 to 13C in the rest of the South East.
Northern areas remain hovering around double digits and are expected to feel a colder 9 to 10C on Monday, April 10.
The Met Office forecast for the week of April 7 to April 16 that warmer temperatures are to be expected, but the mercury will drop rapidly overnight, bringing the risk of frost.
The weather service wrote: “Confidence is relatively low during this period, but many areas are expected to see mostly fair and dry weather, with sunny spells becoming more common over time.
“Any cloud cover brings a chance of rain or drizzle in the eastern areas on Friday, but then the chance of rain next week is most likely in the west and southwest. Winds are expected to be relatively weak.
“By mid-April there is a chance of a period of more uncertain conditions, making periods of wetter and windier weather more common.
“Temperatures are likely to be close to normal or slightly above, although they can drop quickly under clear skies after dark, leaving room for frost.”
This comes as England recorded its wettest march since 1981, while Wales and Northern Ireland also saw one of their wettest marches on record. according to early preliminary Met Office statistics.
March was also colder than average in central and northern Scotland, where Arctic air masses were very frequent, Netweather revealed.