Mixed weather for the Easter Weekend

5th April 2023

The weather for this Easter weekend will be mixed with an Atlantic airflow feeding in some rain at times.
Good Friday will be fine but followed by cloudier weather and some rain over the weekend. It’ll turn breezier too on Easter Sunday, and there’ll be a mix of showers and sunny spells for Easter Monday. Overall, the east of the country will have the driest conditions. Temperatures will be just around normal for the time of year with Friday feeling quite mild in the sunshine but overall feeling on the cool side. Gardeners be warned that there may be some air frost Thursday night/early Friday morning.


“Good Friday will the best day countrywide this Easter. It will be dry and bright for most of the country, with just the chance of light isolated showers. Temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees in a mostly light southerly breeze” says forecaster Linda Hughes.

“A lot of dry weather too, in the east over the Easter weekend, however it will be overall quite cloudy with scattered outbreaks of rain and some heavy rain moving in at times from the Atlantic” continues Linda. “Southerly winds will be mostly light on Saturday, but will freshen during Easter Sunday giving a fresh, blustery day’.

Easter Monday will be a bright, breezy day with sunny spells and passing showers.

Daytime temperatures for the Easter weekend will range around 10 to 14 degrees, with Saturday looking to be the coolest day. Night time temperatures typically 5 to 8 degrees

This mixed Atlantic regime is set to continue through next week and next weekend also as you can see from the airflow prediction guidance from ECMWF (European Center for Medium Range Weather Forecasts)..

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