Turbulent Easter Weekend For UK, Mid-20s For Spanish Costas, Turning Quieter Next Week

This Easter weekend is by no means a washout but what I would say is plan your outdoor activities carefully. We’re back beneath the jet and the first significant system will slide in this evening setting the stage for a wet and windy Saturday for most with gales widely for a time as the main front sweeps through. Expect gradual improvement later in the day.

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Credit: AccuWeather Pro

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The first strong front in 2+ weeks is associated with the huge low spinning south of Greenland. A beauty on satellite.

Credit: EUMETSAT

Credit: EUMETSAT

Visiting the Spanish Costas for the Easter break?

Often when low pressure sweeps across the UK, westerly winds known as terral wind often warm the Costas into the low and mid 20s this time of year!

Today’s forecasted highs across Iberia.

Credit: Meteoceil

Credit: Meteoceil

Still warm on Spain’s Med coast tomorrow while it’s wet and windy here.

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Into Easter Sunday morning and that low pulls away from the UK but there will be a legacy of blustery showers and longer spells of rain for some. I suspect evening rather than lunchtime may be best for heading out and about but do prepare with continued showers and a cold, blustery wind.

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Credit: AccuWeather Pro

Into Monday and it’s all eyes on a rapidly developing low moving speedily from Azores towards the SW UK.

Forming on the exit region of a jet speed max means enhanced upward motion and divergence.

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This location in conjunction with the jet above creates ventilation for the system to intensity right up till landfall on the Cornish coast during Monday.

This thing will be problematic for particularly England and Wales with severe gales on the coast and gales widespread across inland parts. Local flooding is also a concern. Quieter for Northern Ireland and Scotland through the bulk of Monday

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Wind gusts of up to 80 mph I suspect are possible along the English and Bristol Channel coasts as well as along France’s west and northwest coast.

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Credit: AccuWeather Pro

As this thing lifts up into the North Sea, gusty winds and spells of rain and showers will transfer north into Scotland during late Monday and Tuesday all the while high pressure builds and settles things down but further south, Iberia turns unsettled.

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The ECMWF takes the next Atlantic front in next weekend.

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