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Wind, rain, hail and thunder with a risk of snow on high ground for some over Easter

by LLB staff reporter
27th Mar 24 2:03 pm

The Met Office has issued weather warnings for wind, heavy rain with a risk of snow on high ground for some on Thursday.

On Wednesday night rain will push northwards and there could be snow on high ground in Western England and Wales with showers.

On Thursday there is a yellow weather warning for wind on the coast for most of southern England.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist Neil Armstrong said: “A deep area of low pressure will see increasing wind speeds along the south coast of England on Thursday.

“Gusts of 50mph are likely quite widely, with 60-70mph possible in exposed coastal areas.

“These winds will be accompanied by some heavy showers at times, with the possibility of hail and thunder in some locations, which will worsen travel conditions.”

He added, “Thursday will see further showers for many areas of the UK, but Northern Ireland will see further rain falling on very saturated ground, which increases the chances of some travel disruption within the warning area. 10-20mm of rain is likely quite widely, possibly higher across the Antrim hills.”

For Good Friday unsettled weather will continue with showers and longer spells of rain across the UK.

Saturday there will be further spells of rain in the southern and western parts of the UK.

Sunday will be a better day with brighter spells in the north and east, but in the south for later that day and Monday more unsettled weather across southern parts.

Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist Helen Caughey said, “Showers will continue into the weekend, especially for southern and western areas.

“However, it is likely that we will see something of an improvement for most areas, with showers tending to become less frequent, and a better chance of longer spells of sunshine for eastern and northern areas, especially on Sunday.

“It will also become less windy, and temperatures should start to trend upwards, feeling quite warm in any sunshine. However, more widely unsettled conditions look likely to return into Easter Monday, but there is still some uncertainty in the timing of this deterioration.”

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