Met Office Easter weather verdict ahead of UK ‘Arctic slump’ reports

Drier days are ahead for Bristol ahead of the Easter weekend after the region was battered by heavy rain on Friday (March 31). The downpours caused flash flooding in the area and throughout the southwest, severely affecting railways and highways.

Blue skies are ahead for the start of this week (Monday April 3) changing to cloudy Tuesday night (April 4).

The Met Office has issued its first predictions for the start of the Easter weekend with Good Friday (7 April) starting sunny and cloudy throughout the day, with highs of 13°C. Saturday (April 8) is mostly cloudy and a mild temperature will remain, reaching 13°C in the early afternoon.

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Looking further afield, the tipster only has its long term UK predictions to offer. He has said many areas are expected to have mostly good, dry weather, with sunny spells becoming more common over time, with rain likely in the west and southwest over the next week.

UK weather maps have predicted a potential late-spring arctic column heading for the UK, indicating that the mercury could plummet back into the negative low range by mid-spring, The Express reports. Weather maps suggest that the upcoming system could even bring some winter showers, but most likely transient at the highest points of the country.

As of Tuesday, April 11, the mercury will begin to move in the opposite direction. Charts show that a column of cold air gravitating from Western Europe will make its way over the UK from 6pm that night. As it arrives, the system will see temperatures drop to -4°C and below in Scotland, the north of England and along the east coast in Norfolk.


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