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Easter 2017 weather forecast

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Brightly coloured Easter eggs

Fri 14 Apr - Mon 17 Apr 2017

This year, the Easter bank holiday is from Friday 14 April to Monday 17 April.

Easter is an important festival in the Christian calendar and celebrates the resurrection of Jesus, three days after his execution.

In the UK, we celebrate Easter by making Easter-themed bonnets, competing in Easter egg hunts and eating large quantities of chocolate and hot cross buns!

This is the first holiday of the year which often coincides with spring-like weather, so there are lots of outdoor activities taking place over the weekend. Whatever you're doing this Easter weekend, check your local weather forecast.

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  • Cloudy 15 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 19 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    7 °C

  • Sunny intervals 16 °C

    8 °C

  • Sunny intervals 16 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    7 °C

Wednesday (29 March 2017)
2300
Cloudy
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12  °
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10%
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SSW 7 17
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G
Humidity Expand
77%
UV index Expand
0
Sunrise: 06:44 Sunset: 19:28 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Thursday (30 March 2017)
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Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
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<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
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SSW 7 19 SW 8 22 SSW 8 21 SSW 8 20 SSW 7 19 SSW 7 18 SSW 6 17 SSW 6 17 SSW 7 18 SSW 8 18 SSW 8 17 SSW 8 17 SSW 10 19 SSW 10 20 SSW 11 21 S 11 21 S 11 21 S 10 19 S 9 17 SSE 7 15 SE 7 14 SE 6 13 SE 5 12 SSE 6 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G VG G G G G G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG G G G G G
Humidity Expand
75% 72% 72% 71% 72% 72% 72% 70% 68% 65% 62% 59% 55% 51% 46% 45% 45% 48% 50% 55% 60% 63% 64% 65%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 06:41 Sunset: 19:30 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Friday (31 March 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
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15  ° 15  ° 13  ° 12  ° 13  ° 15  ° 15  ° 13  ° 11  °
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14  ° 13  ° 12  ° 11  ° 11  ° 12  ° 13  ° 12  ° 10  °
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<5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 6 16 SSE 8 19 SSW 8 18 SSW 9 18 SW 11 23 SW 13 25 SW 12 24 SSW 9 19 S 6 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
67% 70% 76% 82% 77% 63% 56% 63% 76%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:39 Sunset: 19:32 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Saturday (1 April 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
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9  ° 8  ° 7  ° 10  ° 12  ° 12  ° 12  ° 10  °
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<5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 40% 10% 10%
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S 7 14 S 6 13 S 6 12 SSW 8 17 SSW 7 17 SW 8 17 WSW 6 12 WSW 5 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G VG VG G VG VG
Humidity Expand
81% 86% 89% 80% 69% 62% 63% 77%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:37 Sunset: 19:33 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Sunday (2 April 2017)
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Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Cloudy Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
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9  ° 8  ° 7  ° 10  ° 14  ° 16  ° 14  ° 12  °
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8  ° 7  ° 6  ° 9  ° 13  ° 14  ° 14  ° 11  °
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<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
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W 5 9 WNW 5 9 WNW 4 8 NW 5 11 WNW 5 13 WNW 6 14 NW 4 10 N 4 7
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
83% 87% 88% 74% 57% 47% 54% 63%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:35 Sunset: 19:35 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Monday (3 April 2017)
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Clear night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny day Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
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Temperature (°C) arrow down
10  ° 8  ° 8  ° 12  ° 15  ° 16  ° 14  ° 11  °
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9  ° 8  ° 8  ° 11  ° 13  ° 14  ° 12  ° 9  °
Precipitation probability Expand
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 4 7 S 4 6 S 4 8 SSW 5 12 SW 8 18 SW 9 20 SSW 8 16 SSW 8 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG M M VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
76% 84% 86% 75% 56% 56% 63% 79%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 3 1 1 0
Sunrise: 06:32 Sunset: 19:37 Moon phase: First quarter
Tuesday (4 April 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny day Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
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9  ° 8  ° 7  ° 11  ° 14  ° 14  ° 14  ° 11  °
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7  ° 6  ° 6  ° 10  ° 12  ° 13  ° 12  ° 10  °
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10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 7 13 WSW 7 12 WSW 6 11 W 7 14 WNW 9 19 WNW 8 16 NW 7 13 NW 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
86% 89% 90% 77% 62% 59% 62% 71%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:30 Sunset: 19:38 Moon phase: First quarter

Issued at:

14 - 17 April - Check your local weather forecast before heading out this Easter holiday weekend.

Easter weather facts

Easter can fall in a period of 35 days because it is calculated as the first Sunday after the first full moon following the spring equinox. Since 1960, the earliest Easter was over the weekend of the 22-24 March in 2008 and the latest was in 2011 when Easter fell between the 23-25 April.

If Easter is early, there's a chance that some parts of the country will get snow; in fact, it is more likely to snow at Easter than it is at Christmas. The later Easter is, the better the weather is likely to be.

Warmest Easter

Easter Saturday, 23 April 2011 - temperatures reached  27.8 °C at Wisley in Surrey, generally temperatures were between 25 °C - 27 °C across the south-east and East Anglia.

Sunniest Easter

For Easters which fall late in April, up to 14 hours of sunshine has been recorded in some locations across the UK. A notably sunny Easter was in 1984 with more than 100 stations recording over 10 hours of sunshine on each day between Saturday 21 and Monday 23 April. Easter 2014 was also very sunny with 14.1 hours recorded at Kinloss (Moray) on Easter Sunday 20 April.

Coldest Easter

On 31 March 2013, temperatures dropped to -12.5 °C in Braemar in the Scottish Highlands making it the coldest Easter. When Easter falls relatively early, temperatures are often low, as for example in 1986 when temperatures fell to -9.8 °C at Lagganlia in Inverness-shire on 31 March, Easter Monday.

Wettest Easter

On Easter Sunday, 14 April 1963, more than 148mm of rain was recorded at Oakeley Quarry, near Blaenau Ffestiniog in Gwynnedd.

Snowy Easter

Easter 1983 (1-3 April) was the snowiest Easter with Scotland, the Midlands and Kent getting up to 10 cm of snow.
Snow has fallen at Easter quite regularly in recent years, even in lowland areas, although not necessarily lying unmelted on the ground. Easters where falling sleet or snow has been recorded at a large number of weather stations include 2013, 2008, 1998, 1994, 1986, 1983, 1978, 1977 and 1975. Most recently 33 cm of snow was recorded at Easter on 3 April 2010 in Strathdearn Dalrossie in Inverness-shire.

Outdoor events

The National Trust has organised Easter egg hunts, fun days and other family activities at some of their venues across the country. English Heritage is also organising a number of fun Easter activities through the long weekend. Check your local weather forecast before heading out this Easter.

Easter dates

2017: 16 April

2018: 1 April

2019: 21 April

2020: 12 April

2021: 4 April

2022: 17 April

2023: 9 April

2024: 31 March