UK weather forecast: London avoids Easter Sunday washout before snow and downpours set to return across Britain



Londoners will miss out on an Easter Sunday washout as much of Britain faces heavy rain and snow over the bank holiday.

Met Office meteorologist Greg Dewhurst told the Standard Londoners can expect a “dry and bright” Easter Sunday, though rain will hit the capital on Monday.

Several weather warnings have been issued over the coming days, alerting Brits across large swathes of the UK to severe weather conditions.

A yellow warning for heavy rain is in place in the south west and Wales until 10am on Saturday, while people in much of Wales, the Midlands, North West England and Scotland have been told to expect heavy snow on Easter Monday.

Heavy rain is likely to hit the south west and Wales on Sunday, the Met Office said.

But the capital looks set to escape much of the bad weather this weekend.

Mr Dewhurst said: “On Saturday, it’s going to start quite cloudy across London.

“There may be some patchy rain… It will stay like that for most of the day with some dry weather.”

The wet weather is due to clear for Easter celebrations on Sunday, he said.

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Temperatures will drop from 10C to around 2 or 3C overnight, with “a risk of frost away from central London”.

However, Easter day “will be generally dry and bright with sunny spells” and “a low risk of showers”, the forecaster said.

On Monday, the Met Office warned parts of the UK could face several cm of snow as a weather system moves in from the south and comes up against cold air over the UK.

Heavy rain is also set to batter the country with a chance of travel delays on roads.

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Small rural communities may be cut off, cars stranded and power cuts possible as the weather strikes.

While no weather warnings have been issued for the capital, Mr Dewhurst said Easter Monday “looks like it will be quite wet”.

“A band of rain will move in overnight with a wet start for some,” he said. “It will clear by mid-morning but there will be heavy showers later with a risk of thunder.”

Yellow rain alerts are now in place every day from Friday through Monday for southwest England and Wales, where spray is expected on roads and flooding is also possible.



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