Easter weekend is almost upon us and the Met Office is predicting much warmer weather.
Despite temperatures heating up, it's still set to be a wet week on Merseyside, with plenty of rain forecast. A warm southernly airflow is responsible for the high temperatures, making it different to the Artic air mass conditions we experienced last week.
However warmer air being drawn up from France is also set to bring unsettled weather spells, particularly in the North West, the Met Office repots. The changing forecast will start today on Tuesday, April 12, with heavy rain in places, gradually clearing through the morning.
It will stay mostly cloudy into the afternoon with potentially thundery showers. It will feel warm however with a maximum temperature 15C.
Wednesday will brighten up for most with isolated showers and warm sunny spells by the afternoon. This is a trend that will carry on throughout Thursday and Friday, with some rain and drizzle but sunny spells forecast in between.
Dan Rudman, Deputy Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office, said: "It’s bit of a mixed picture as far as weather is concerned over the long Easter weekend, although feeling warm in places, at least early in the weekend. A low pressure system to the north west of the UK will bring unsettled weather to the north with some strong winds likely and rain in the north west, which could impact driving conditions for some.
"However, further south it will be drier, especially in the southeast, although there will be varying amounts of cloud. Temperature are likely to be above average for the time of year, although low cloud might keep temperatures lower in coastal areas."
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