The weather over the past few days has brought with it cooler temperatures, frosty mornings and dull days - but many parts of the UK are set to see this change over the weekend.
Some areas will reach temperatures as high as 20C on Sunday (5 April), accompanied by bright, sunny skies, although some parts may experience rain and wind at times.
General UK outlook
The Met Office expects that, on Saturday (4 April), most places throughout the UK will be dry with patchy cloud and a “good deal of sunshine”.
It will feel “warmer than recently, though turning windy in the west.”
“Sunday dry for many with warm sunshine in the east,” the forecaster adds.
Scotland will see “a mainly dry and bright day with some hazy sunshine at times. The odd light shower may develop in the afternoon. Moderate southerly breeze, and milder,” says the Met Office.
“Dry with some sunshine for much of Sunday, warm but windy. Some rain in west later.”
Northern Ireland will also be a mainly dry and bright day, with “some hazy sunshine at times”. However, “the odd light shower may develop in the afternoon,” explains the Met Office. There will also be a freshening southerly breeze, and it will be milder.
It will be dry with some sunshine on Sunday morning, with rain in the afternoon in place. It will be “warmer but strengthening southerly winds.”
The North East of England will see “Hazy sunshine and perhaps the odd shower across the region”. It will feel warmer, especially in the east, as a southwest breeze picks up.
Sunday will be dry, warm and breezy, with increasingly hazy sunshine.
The North West of England will see a fine and bright morning for most areas, “though patchy cloud will bubble up through the afternoon accompanied by a strengthening breeze.”
However, it will feel much warmer than Friday.
Sunday “looks to be mostly dry and breezy with sunny spells,” adds the Met Office.
The Met Office explains that on Saturday, Yorkshire will see “A generally dry day across the region with some hazy sunshine. Feeling warmer, especially in the east, as a southwest breeze picks up.
“Dry, warm and breezy with long sunny spells on Sunday.”
In the south of the UK, any mist or fog will soon clear, where it will then be “dry with some spells of hazy sunshine. Feeling warmer as a southerly breeze picks up.
“Dry, warm and breezy with long sunny periods on Sunday.”
Coronavirus and staying at home
Last week the Met Office reminded the public to “please remember, despite the sunny weather, during this Coronavirus crisis the Government advice is to only go outside for food, health reasons or work, to stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people and to wash your hands regularly.”
Current government guidance is to only leave the house for very limited purposes, which are:
- shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible.-one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle - alone or with members of your household.-any medical need, including to donate blood, avoid or escape risk of injury or harm, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person.-travelling for work purposes, but only where you cannot work from home.