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Easter 2018 weather forecast

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Fri 30 MarMon 2 Apr 2018

This year, the Easter bank holiday is from Friday 30 March to Monday 2 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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  • Sunny day 18 °C

    10 °C

  • Sunny day 17 °C

    8 °C

  • Sunny day 12 °C

    7 °C

  • Overcast 14 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    9 °C

  • Overcast 12 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    5 °C

Saturday (Saturday 20 October 2018)
Now 23:00
Warnings
Cloudy Clear night
<5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
14 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 2 6 SW 3 6
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M
Humidity
81% 79%
UV index
Sunrise: 07:32 Sunset: 17:57 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3
Sunday (Sunday 21 October 2018)
00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00 04:00 05:00 06:00 07:00 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 4 8 WSW 4 10 SW 4 9 SW 4 9 WSW 4 11 WSW 4 12 WSW 4 11 SW 4 10 WSW 5 11 WSW 5 11 WSW 5 10 WSW 5 10 WSW 5 9 WSW 5 10 WSW 6 11 WSW 6 12 W 6 12 WNW 6 12 WNW 5 12 NW 5 12 NW 5 12 NW 6 15 NNW 8 17 NNW 10 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M G G G G G G G G G
Humidity
80% 83% 85% 86% 87% 88% 90% 92% 92% 91% 88% 84% 80% 76% 73% 69% 65% 66% 69% 70% 73% 77% 80% 83%
UV index
1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:34 Sunset: 17:55 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3
Monday (Monday 22 October 2018)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Overcast Overcast Partly cloudy night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
20% 20% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 13 ° 11 ° 9 ° 9 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 9 ° 6 ° 7 ° 10 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
N 13 27 N 12 27 N 11 24 N 9 20 N 9 19 N 8 18 N 7 16 NNW 4 11 W 4 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G
Humidity
73% 68% 67% 67% 64% 46% 43% 50% 63%
UV index
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:36 Sunset: 17:53 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 23 October 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 11 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 5 ° 6 ° 9 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 6 14 W 7 16 W 8 19 WNW 10 22 WNW 11 26 WNW 11 25 WNW 9 22 WNW 9 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
74% 80% 85% 87% 74% 66% 73% 79%
UV index
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:38 Sunset: 17:51 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 24 October 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast
10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 15 ° 16 ° 14 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 14 ° 15 ° 13 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 8 19 NW 8 17 NW 7 16 NW 7 15 NW 7 16 NW 7 16 WNW 6 15 WNW 6 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G G G VG VG G
Humidity
84% 88% 88% 87% 79% 74% 79% 83%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:39 Sunset: 17:49 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 25 October 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 10 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 6 14 NW 7 16 WNW 6 14 NW 6 14 NW 6 14 WNW 6 14 WNW 6 13 WNW 6 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G
Humidity
83% 83% 87% 84% 78% 73% 75% 80%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:41 Sunset: 17:47 Moon phase: Full
Friday (Friday 26 October 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Overcast Overcast Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Light shower night Clear night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 30% 10%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 6 13 WNW 7 14 WNW 7 16 WNW 9 18 NW 11 23 NW 11 24 NW 10 22 NW 10 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
82% 84% 83% 79% 65% 60% 65% 70%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:43 Sunset: 17:45 Moon phase: Full
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30 March - 2 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 in March than it is in December. 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

2018: 1 April

2019: 21 April

2020: 12 April

2021: 4 April

2022: 17 April

2023: 9 April

2024: 31 March

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