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Easter 2017 weather forecast

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Fri 14 AprMon 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 14 °C

    11 °C

  • Sunny day 13 °C

    6 °C

  • Cloudy 8 °C

    3 °C

  • Cloudy 6 °C

    3 °C

  • Sunny intervals 8 °C

    4 °C

  • Cloudy 10 °C

    5 °C

  • Cloudy 7 °C

    2 °C

Wednesday (Wednesday 22 November 2017)
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Warnings
Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain
<5% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 50% 10% 50% 90% 90%
Temperature (°C)
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11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 14 30 SSW 15 32 SSW 15 33 SSW 15 34 SSW 19 39 SSW 15 34 SSW 16 36 SSW 17 38 SSW 17 38 SSW 16 37 SSW 17 39 SSW 16 37 SSW 17 37 SSW 17 39 SSW 19 43
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G G G G G G G VG
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79% 76% 74% 72% 68% 70% 72% 71% 65% 62% 65% 65% 66% 76% 80%
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1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:30 Sunset: 16:03 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 23 November 2017)
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Warnings
Light shower night Light shower night Heavy shower night Heavy rain Heavy rain Light shower night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain
40% 40% 80% 90% 90% 40% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 20% 80% 80% 80%
Temperature (°C)
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 19 43 SSW 17 40 SSW 19 42 SSW 18 41 SSW 17 38 SW 14 33 SW 14 32 WSW 14 31 WSW 13 30 WSW 15 32 WSW 14 30 WSW 16 33 WSW 16 34 WSW 16 35 WSW 16 35 SW 14 32 SW 13 28 SW 12 27 SW 10 24 SW 9 21 WSW 10 21 WSW 7 15 W 6 12 W 6 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G G M M
Humidity Expand
78% 78% 80% 84% 86% 85% 85% 82% 73% 63% 61% 57% 51% 50% 48% 50% 53% 56% 57% 59% 65% 73% 81% 81%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:31 Sunset: 16:02 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Friday (Friday 24 November 2017)
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Warnings
Heavy rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light shower night
80% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 60% 40%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 6 ° 5 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 6 14 SW 4 10 WSW 4 9 SSW 3 7 ESE 3 7 N 5 11 NW 6 13 WNW 6 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G
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83% 84% 86% 86% 79% 75% 82% 85%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:33 Sunset: 16:01 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 25 November 2017)
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Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 5 ° 6 ° 5 ° 4 °
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2 ° 1 ° 0 ° 0 ° 2 ° 3 ° 2 ° 1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 7 15 WNW 6 14 W 8 17 W 8 18 W 10 22 W 10 23 W 9 21 W 9 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
84% 84% 84% 82% 71% 64% 71% 76%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:34 Sunset: 16:00 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 26 November 2017)
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Warnings
Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 7 ° 8 ° 6 ° 6 °
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0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 1 ° 4 ° 5 ° 4 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 9 21 W 9 21 W 9 21 W 9 20 WNW 10 23 W 10 23 W 9 20 WSW 8 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG G VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
79% 82% 83% 82% 69% 63% 72% 77%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:36 Sunset: 15:59 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 27 November 2017)
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Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 20% 30% 50% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 °
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3 ° 2 ° 3 ° 4 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 9 19 WSW 9 19 WSW 10 20 SW 11 23 WSW 12 24 WSW 11 23 WSW 10 21 WSW 10 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
83% 86% 87% 88% 84% 82% 84% 84%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:37 Sunset: 15:58 Moon phase: First quarter
Tuesday (Tuesday 28 November 2017)
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Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Cloudy
20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 4 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 10 21 W 10 20 W 10 20 W 10 20 WNW 11 22 WNW 11 22 WNW 10 21 WNW 10 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
85% 85% 86% 84% 78% 75% 79% 82%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:39 Sunset: 15:57 Moon phase: First quarter
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14 - 17 April - Check your local weather forecast before heading out this Easter holiday weekend.


Easter weather forecast - 13 April 2017

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

2017: 16 April

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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