Mixed weather for Easter

1 April 2010

Yorkshire dalesAs the UK gets ready for the long Bank Holiday weekend the weather is looking unsettled over many parts of the country.

Our forecasters predict a mix of rain or showers throughout, although there will be spells of drier, brighter weather with some sunshine, the best of this in the west on Sunday and then some south-eastern areas on Monday.

Chief Forecaster, Andy Page said: "The weather at Easter is notoriously variable. It looks like this long weekend will offer a variety of conditions, with some sunshine and showers, but also spells of rain and strong winds. Some snow is likely at times over higher ground – typical early spring weather"

Maureen McAllister, Director of South West Tourism, said: "There is plenty to do and see whatever the weather. Visitors coming to the region can enjoy a host of all-weather activities to keep their family and friends occupied this Easter."

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Last updated: 21 April 2011