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Friday 28 April 2017

This is what the weather is going to be like this Easter weekend

Easter eggs in basket on color wooden background
Easter eggs in basket on color wooden background

By Jessica Pitocchi

It’ll be nothing like last weekend.

It be may spring but some parts of Britain should be prepared for snow over the Easter break.

Flurries could fall in the hills of Scotland overnight on Good Friday as cold air pushes in from the north west, according to the Met Office, but it won’t be heavy.

If you’re wondering how things can change so much in a week compared to the glorious weather enjoyed across the country last weekend, blame the wind.

Forecaster Chris Page said: “At this time of year a lot of our weather is influenced by wind direction.

“Last weekend we had a lot of wind from the south which was warm and coming from France and we had 25.5C (78F) in Cambridge on April 9, the hottest day of the year so far.

“This weekend is a different kettle of fish with winds coming in from the north as it is a lot cooler and a lot colder.”

For the rest of the country, there should be a mix of sunshine and rain in a changeable few days of weather.

Top temperatures of 14C (57F) can be expected in the south on Saturday, and the north and Scotland may see minimum temperatures of 3C (37F) at night.

It’s also set to be a quite chilly start to Saturday in the Midlands and most places will feel an Easter breeze as well as a spot of sunshine.

Central parts of Britain can expect rain on Easter Sunday.

The weather has taken such a nosedive that Ladbrokes bookmakers has dropped its odds to a 2/1 shot from 5/1 that snowflakes fall anywhere in the UK this Easter weekend.

Jessica Bridge, of Ladbrokes, said: “Unfortunately it looks like Easter 2017 could be a let down, and we’ve been left with little option but to cut the odds accordingly.”

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