A weather assortment ahead of Easter
The pre-Easter period will contain a variety of weather across the UK.
The transient cold snap through Friday and into Saturday quickly eases before another dramatic change in weather type brings milder and wetter conditions to the UK.
Met Office Chief Meteorologist Andy Page recently said:
“From Saturday we are going to see a change in weather across the UK, with the northern and southern parts of Britain experiencing quite marked differences. The northern half of Britain will see strong winds and heavy rain, especially in parts of Western Scotland where a Yellow warning for rain will be in force for 48 hours from 6pm on Sunday evening.”
The affected region over this period can expect to see 80-100 mm of rainfall to fall quite widely, with the potential for 150-250mm over the highest ground.
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