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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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  • Overcast 23 °C

    18 °C

  • Cloudy 23 °C

    18 °C

  • Cloudy 25 °C

    18 °C

  • Cloudy 24 °C

    17 °C

  • Sunny intervals 25 °C

    17 °C

  • Cloudy 24 °C

    14 °C

  • Cloudy 20 °C

    12 °C

Saturday (Saturday 18 August 2018)
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Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% 10% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
22 ° 21 ° 21 ° 20 ° 20 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
21 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 19 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 8 16 WSW 7 14 WSW 6 13 SW 7 14 SW 8 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G
Humidity
61% 63% 66% 72% 76%
UV index
1 1
Sunrise: 05:50 Sunset: 20:18 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Sunday (Sunday 19 August 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
Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 19 ° 20 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 22 ° 22 ° 22 ° 22 ° 22 ° 22 ° 21 ° 21 ° 20 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 20 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 8 16 SW 7 15 SW 7 15 SW 7 15 SW 7 16 SW 8 16 SW 8 17 SW 9 20 SW 10 21 SW 11 23 SW 12 25 SW 13 27 SW 13 28 SW 14 28 SW 13 27 WSW 12 26 WSW 12 24 WSW 11 24 W 11 23 W 10 21 W 9 18 W 8 17 W 7 16 W 7 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G G G VG VG G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG G G G
Humidity
78% 80% 81% 83% 84% 84% 85% 85% 83% 79% 74% 71% 70% 71% 70% 69% 69% 66% 65% 65% 68% 71% 74% 76%
UV index
1 1 1 2 3 3 3 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 05:52 Sunset: 20:16 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Monday (Monday 20 August 2018)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Clear night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Light shower night
10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 40% 40%
Temperature (°C)
20 ° 20 ° 19 ° 18 ° 20 ° 23 ° 24 ° 24 ° 21 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
20 ° 20 ° 19 ° 18 ° 20 ° 23 ° 24 ° 24 ° 21 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 7 15 W 6 14 WNW 6 12 W 5 10 W 5 10 WSW 5 12 WSW 6 15 SW 7 15 SW 6 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG G G VG VG G VG
Humidity
77% 78% 81% 84% 74% 63% 57% 66% 80%
UV index
1 3 4 3 1
Sunrise: 05:53 Sunset: 20:14 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Tuesday (Tuesday 21 August 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Clear night
10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 20 ° 22 ° 24 ° 24 ° 21 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
20 ° 19 ° 18 ° 20 ° 22 ° 23 ° 23 ° 21 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 5 11 WSW 5 9 WSW 4 9 WSW 5 12 WSW 6 14 WSW 7 16 WSW 6 14 WSW 6 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
84% 86% 87% 77% 61% 54% 55% 65%
UV index
1 3 5 2 1
Sunrise: 05:55 Sunset: 20:12 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Wednesday (Wednesday 22 August 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
19 ° 18 ° 17 ° 19 ° 23 ° 25 ° 25 ° 22 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
19 ° 18 ° 17 ° 19 ° 23 ° 25 ° 25 ° 22 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 6 12 WSW 5 10 WSW 5 10 W 5 12 W 5 13 W 5 14 WNW 5 13 WNW 5 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
75% 82% 85% 75% 60% 52% 53% 64%
UV index
1 3 5 2 1
Sunrise: 05:56 Sunset: 20:09 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Thursday (Thursday 23 August 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Light rain
<5% <5% <5% 10% <5% 10% 20% 50%
Temperature (°C)
20 ° 18 ° 17 ° 19 ° 22 ° 24 ° 23 ° 20 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
20 ° 18 ° 18 ° 19 ° 22 ° 23 ° 22 ° 19 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 5 12 WNW 4 9 W 5 10 W 6 14 W 7 17 W 8 20 WNW 8 18 NW 7 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
72% 80% 84% 75% 60% 51% 55% 66%
UV index
1 3 5 2 1
Sunrise: 05:58 Sunset: 20:07 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Friday (Friday 24 August 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
17 ° 16 ° 15 ° 16 ° 18 ° 19 ° 18 ° 16 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 7 16 NW 7 15 NW 7 15 WNW 9 19 WNW 10 22 WNW 10 23 NW 10 22 NW 8 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
72% 74% 76% 65% 53% 45% 45% 54%
UV index
1 3 4 2 1
Sunrise: 06:00 Sunset: 20:05 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
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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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