From Saturday April 23, many parts of the UK will see showers, with rain concentrated on the Scotland-England border the following Monday. As the week progresses, accumulated rainfall will increase, reaching just under 4cm in southern Scotland and the northeastern tip of England.
In the east and south east the figure will be closer to 35mm total rainfall, falling to 20mm for the South West of England and 25mm in the Plymouth area.
The Midlands will see lighter showers and the east-central region of England will escape the heaviest rain largely unscathed.
Across Wales, figures range between 21mm and 29mm of total accumulated rainfall, and the highlands of Scotland will remain relatively dry compared to the rest of the UK.
Jim Dale, senior meteorologist at British Weather Services, warned that “many more” showers will hit the UK following the hot Easter holiday weekend.
Mr Dale predicted a ‘new frontal system’ coming from the west would set the trend for a rainy end to a ‘pleasant’ April.
He predicts that the ‘largely settled’ and ‘uneventful’ time of the bank holiday weekend ‘will not last forever’.
Within this framework, there could be “extreme” weather conditions, such as precipitation.
He told Express.co.uk that the “fresh flow of air from the Atlantic” could bring “even thunder-like showers” to British shores, moving inland as the days go by.
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The start of the week could bring “slightly warmer” temperatures, but this will “likely decrease over the following days” towards the weekend.
They suggest the rainfall could come in “more organized bands”, with early May heralding “unsettled weather” and “outbreaks of rain” concentrated in the south.
Ahead of the weekend, Tuesday April 19 is expected to ‘see further showers scattered across Northern Ireland and Scotland’, reports BBC Weather.
The rest of the country will experience ‘generally good conditions’, and showers in Scotland and Northern Ireland will end in the afternoon.
While Wednesday is expected to be right across the UK, Thursday is likely to see rain “come in from the east” and target northern England and Scotland before fading away in the evening.