FREE: UK Easter Weekend 2016 Outlook (Includes Video)

Written by on March 24, 2016 in United Kingdom & Ireland, Winter 2015/16 with 0 Comments

Gone is our high pressure dominated pattern which lasted the best part of two weeks. It seems typical that we’re back beneath the trough and frequent spells of wind, rain and at times hill snow just as we head into the Easter weekend.

The vast low taking up most of the North Atlantic is clearly visible in this morning’s satellite and infrared image. Note it’s frontal system crossing the UK bringing our first spell of wind and rain in 10-14 days.

Credit: EUMETSAT

Credit: EUMETSAT

A low spinning over Italy has been not only produced disturbed weather but sucked dust from the Sahara across the Med and into south-central Europe.

Credit: NASA

Credit: NASA

Credit: NASA

Credit: NASA

Check out the dusty scene in Corfu, Greece

Credit: Giannis Gasteratos

Credit: Giannis Gasteratos

Mean 500mb height anomaly according to the GFS for the next 5 days.

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

This long Easter weekend is a real mixed bag for Ireland and the UK as today’s dull, damp, breezy conditions slowly improve and this improvement should last through much of Good Friday.

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

However, the break between fronts doesn’t last long as the weather goes down hill Friday evening with cloud, wind and rain spreading in from the WNW. This sets the scene for a cool, wet and blustery Saturday with gales along the coast and in exposed parts of Northern Ireland, Scotland, north Wales and England.

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Into Easter Sunday and that system departs leaving behind a legacy of cool, blustery, showery conditions. You’ll want to have warm waterproofs on if heading out for a meal at lunchtime or evening.

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Conditions gradually improve through Easter Sunday afternoon and evening as the latest system departs but as we enter Easter Monday, another low moves into the southern UK and Ireland as well as France from SW. Looks like the best of the conditions will be across Scotland, Northern Ireland and Northern England going by the latest model.

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Trending Cooler & More Settled Later Next Week

As we progress through next week, it looks like we continue to see an active Atlantic pattern, however high pressure shall build to the north of the UK with colder, drier air seeping south. Building heights across the north means the unsettled conditions will be forced further south.

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

The next 5 days shall be milder than normal overall, largely down to cloud overnight.

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

The following 5 days looks somewhat colder thanks to the southward displacement of the storm track and return to colder, clearer conditions across the north.

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

 

 

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