Met Office warns clock is ticking on Easter sun as UK set for heavy downpours

Britain's battle with ridiculous weather systems is set to continue as glorious Easter weekend sunshine will be replaced by downpours of biblical proportions.

Since the start of 2023, the British public has been forced to deal with an ever-revolving weather system of snow, ice, sleet, wind, rain, a bit of sun, and more rain on repeat.

And now, after what is scheduled to be a sunny Easter weekend, experts are now reporting that the heavy rain will return before the weekend is over.

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According to the Met Office's Deputy Chief forecaster David Oliver: “A frontal system is expected to move in from the west and displace the high pressure lying across the UK.

“This will spread rain across all areas during the latter part of Easter Sunday and through Easter Monday, although there is some uncertainty regarding its exact timing.

“Once the rain clears blustery showers are likely to follow in its wake across many areas.”

According to the Met Desk's WX Charts, the horrific weather system will hit us from around midnight on Sunday, leading into Monday, with a full week's worth of similar rain and wind remaining until around Saturday (April 15).

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They reckon that the north-west could have around 5mm of rain dumped on it per hour for most of Easter Monday – not exactly ideal Easter egg hunting weather.

This is backed up by the official Met Office forecast for the week, too.

It states that a period of “unsettled weather” with rain and strong winds will hit most of the country, but especially in the north-west.

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It stated that it is is likely to stay through the middle of the following week, too.

It adds: “Beyond this, the driest and most settled conditions are likely to be in the south and east.

“The north and west is expected to be more unsettled with a greater chance of periods of rain and strong winds.”

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