Wednesday 21 March 2018

Easter weather: Your egg hunt might result in soggy chocolate...

Crack on: There are plenty of Easter Egg hunts around the country
Crack on: There are plenty of Easter Egg hunts around the country
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

Outbreaks of rain, cool weather and moderate winds could dampen spirits of those looking for a sunny Easter egg hunt this weekend.

While some dry bright spells feature over the long Bank Holiday weekend, downpours are expected for Sunday in particular.

Today's sunny start has already grown cloudy with rain and drizzle in the west and northwest spreading nationwide and becoming persistent at times.

While brighter conditions may follow this afternoon, highest temperatures are expected to reach 14 degrees with moderate westerly breezes making it feel a lot cooler.

Temperatures are set to drop as low as 2 degrees overnight with grass frost expected in some rural areas.

For most of the country, Saturday will remain relatively sunny - if still quite cool - with moderate west to northwest winds meaning that those venturing out for walks will need to be well wrapped up.

However, the day will stay dry in many areas; it's not until Easter Sunday morning that we can really expect outbreaks of rain and drizzle.

Highest temperatures expected are around 14 degrees with moderate westerly breezes still holding firm.

Nonetheless, the end of the four day week will end on a relative high with Easter Monday staying mainly dry with sunny spells and light breezes.

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