The latest weather forecast for the Easter weekend

The hottest day of the year could be upon us, with Good Friday hitting highs of 19C in Leicester. And there’s a good chance that the whole four-day weekend will pass without a drop of rain falling.

The latest BBC forecast calls for a mix of sun and cloud on Friday, with the hottest temperatures we’ve seen this year and just a 5% chance of rain. In terms of rain, the outlook is about the same for Saturday and Sunday, although the BBC says there is a 10% chance of drizzle on Easter Monday.

When it comes to temperatures, highs of 19°C are expected on Friday and Easter Day, 18°C ​​on Saturday and just 16°C on Monday. Nighttime lows should not drop below 8°C.

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Good Friday appears to be the sunniest of the four days, with some periods of clear skies expected later in the day. Sunday and Monday will both be a mixture of sun and shade, while Saturday is currently expected to be the darkest of the four days with skies remaining overcast for much of the day. It might clear up later, but only around 5 p.m.

Longer term, temperatures could drop a little later in Easter week, with highs of 16°C on Monday, 15°C on Tuesday and Wednesday and just 14°C on Thursday and Friday. Next weekend things could improve a bit, with highs of 16C expected on Saturday.

But, there is no significant rain on the way. The BBC forecast, which extends to Wednesday April 27, shows no period when the chance of rain is judged to be above around 17%.