UK Easter Weekend 2019

Written by on April 19, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments

What a difference a matter of days can make in mid April… The same Scandinavian high which produced a winter-like chill right across the UK and Ireland last weekend is now bringing a taste of early summer and a toasty Easter weekend for much of the UK.

The warmth should peak Easter Saturday but Good Friday for Scotland as a front cools things off in the north.

Note the significant day by day rise in temperature as the week has progressed.

Sunday’s highs

Credit: Meteoceil

Wind chills Sunday afternoon.

Credit: Meteoceil

Wednesday’s highs

Credit: Meteoceil

Thursdays highs.

Credit: Meteoceil

Note east wind keeping North Sea coast considerably cooler than inland.

As the high builds closer to the UK, so the winds dropped and allowed today to be warmest.

This Good Friday marked warmest day of 2019, exceeding the crazy warmth seen back in February.

Today’s surface chart

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Easter Saturday… heat peaks!

A weakening front sliding into NW Scotland will increase cloud and may even bring light and patchy rain later Saturday but eastern Scotland could see 23, possibly 24C in such spots as Aviemore and or Aboyne depending on timing of incoming cloud.

The majority of England and Wales should have little cloud, light wind and an even warmer day than Friday. Widely 22-24C across most of England and Wales, 25, even 26C is possible somewhere.

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Easter Sunday

As for Easter Sunday, somewhat cooler for much of Scotland, Northern Ireland as well as northern England but still warm in the sun for much of central and southern England and Wales.

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Easter Monday

We could see a rise in temperature as the front gets pushed back out into the Atlantic as the high rebuilds and winds veer SE. Scotland as well as the rest of the UK could see a warm and sunny Easter Monday.

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

The cause of the warmth through this week is all thanks to that high building southward into central Europe. This turns the winds from Scandinavia last weekend to Mediterranean this weekend. A not so unusual warm up really for this time of year.

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