Whatever the weather over the long holiday weekend we are all being urged to remember the Government Coronavirus guidelines to stay at home. Do not go out to meet others, even friends or family, as it is possible to spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms. Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home), always stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people and wash your hands as soon as you return home.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Frank Saunders, said; “the Easter weekend starts dry and warm for many with temperatures possibly reaching as high as 24C in parts of London and the south east on Bank Holiday Friday and Saturday also.

“As the weekend continues there is an increasing risk of showers, some of which could be heavy or thundery.  By the start of next week, although it will be drier and sunnier again it will definitely feel cooler with temperatures reaching the mid-teens at best.

Many of us will see plenty of dry, settled weather with sunny spells next week, with the driest conditions most likely in central and northern areas of the UK. Temperatures look likely to be slightly above normal with the warmest conditions likely in the south. There will be a return to a risk of frosts overnight in places, especially in central and northern areas.

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