Published: Sun, April 01, 2018
Finance | By Gustavo Carr

March 29, 2018 Weather Forecast


For all of its bluster, this cold front did leave behind some spectacular weather just in time for Easter weekend.

The front that pushed through and brought us this wintry Easter Weekend weather also dropped some heavy, wet snow that has lingered throughout the day.

That will lead us to Easter Sunday when conditions will be brighter and less windy.

Yellow rain warnings have been put in place for southwest England and all of Wales on Easter Sunday, and the Met Office has warned that there is a chance of travel delays and cancellations to bus and rail services.

After a dry start, there will be some prolonged spells of rain in the south on Good Friday, with rain forecast from Plymouth in the west to Dover in the east. This trend is still showing today, so we are getting more confident that snow is a possibility for Sunday. Other county roads may experience flooding at times due to high water.

On Tuesday, it will be Northern Ireland that bears the brunt of the weather and is the the only place in the United Kingdom which will still have a yellow rain warning.

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As the month closes, March's average daily temperature was 40.2 degrees with daytime highs averaging 51.4 degrees and nighttime lows 29.1 degrees.

Major impacts could include downed trees due to wet soils, power outages resulting from said trees, and potentially hazardous crosswinds, particularly for high-profile vehicles moving at highway speeds. Expect a high of 9º and a low of 4º in Deeside. Winds stay breezy throughout the day, but the direction of the wind will change to a chilly north wind after midday.

"Friday afternoon and evening will be messy", said Kranz. High temperatures will fall into the 30s and 40s for most.

"A very slow movement across Easter Monday, behind it is showers with heavy clouds, but clearly there will be a lot of traffic on the road potentially through Easter Monday with those who have been able to get away this weekend starting to return".

BBC Weather forecaster Matt Taylor said: "By the end of Easter Sunday it will be rain in Devon and Cornwall". Hail unfortunately disfigures flowers so where possible cover your most delicate blooms or move container grown plants under cover.

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