UK weather forecast: Hot Easter break as country basks in 23C highs

High pressure over the UK means Brits can expect days with temperatures above 20C over the Easter holiday and the hottest day is likely to be Good Friday when it could hit 23C

Britain is set for scorching temperatures over Easter
Britain is set for scorching temperatures over Easter

Brits are in for a sweltering Easter with temperatures hitting highs of 23C on Good Friday before plunging again next week.

High pressure over the UK over the next few days means there will be plenty of dry weather and several days with temperatures above 20C.

While airports are packed with tourists looking to leave over the Easter holidays, there’s no need to fight the long lines to get some sunshine as the hottest day of the year so far is expected to arrive on Friday.

Temperatures will be similar to those on the Spanish coasts and it will be warmer than Barcelona over the weekend.

After several weeks of frigid weather, temperatures will be above average over the bank holiday period, but they will fall again next week with parts of the UK falling back into the single digits.

A high pressure over Britain brings the warmer weather


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Met Office forecaster Alex Deakin said heavy showers will gradually ease for parts of the UK on Wednesday for sunnier weather to arrive today.

“It’s a dry night for most, a clear night in the north and east,” he said.

“However, further south and in the eastern parts we will see a lot of fog and low cloud forming, so quite a gray start to Thursday in the Midlands, in Wales and the south-west of England, on the west coasts, particularly in Ireland See, so quiet here on Thursday cloudy at first, it will take a while to clear up.”

However, temperatures will start to rise and are likely to be above 20C in parts of the UK today.

On Friday, temperatures could reach their highest level for the year so far


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“In general it will be a dry day in most places and likely to get a little lighter after that gray start, some decent rays of sunshine over northern England. Temperatures are likely to rise into the high teens in eastern England, perhaps even rising back above 20C in some places,” Mr Deakin said.

“Good Friday is scheduled for most [to be] bright, fine and dry, probably a sunnier day. Certainly good morning sunshine and some clouds will increase throughout the day, chance of an isolated afternoon shower or two but should be dry for most.

“Again, some coasts will remain cooler and possibly cloudy, but for most it’s looking quite comfortable, with temperatures well above average for the time of year, mid to high teens, 20C, 21C, maybe a bit higher in the south east on Good Friday afternoon, maybe 22°C or 23°C in some places.”

UK forecast for the next 5 days

With some sunshine it will be warmer for most. Mottled night fog.


Dry for all but the far northwest. Some places start out gray and foggy, but the low clouds and fog are burning back onto some western and perhaps southern coasts, allowing for some warm sunshine for many. It will be significantly cooler on some coasts.

This evening:

Dry for most, although spotty rain may affect some western fringes. Some clear spells elsewhere, but also areas of low cloud and fog, most likely in the west and south.


Warm sunshine develops in most southern and eastern areas. Some western and northern regions will be cloudier at times with patchy rain, with the odd heavy shower possible across Northern Ireland.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Some fog or mist near the coast but mainly dry with warm sunshine over the weekend. Partly showers possible. Rain from the west late Sunday through Monday.

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