Londoners can look forward to a ‘dry and bright’ Easter bank holiday weekend as rules on meeting friends and family outdoors are relaxed.
The Easter bank holidays fall on Friday, April 2 and Monday, April 5, and many school children will be off for the Easter holidays after their first few weeks back in school.
For the first two weeks of April, the Met Office forecasts drier and milder weather in the capital, although they warn the spring months will also bring increased afternoon showers.
According to AccuWeather, London is forecast a full day of sunshine on April 2, with temperatures hitting heights of 11C.
April 5 is also expected to be mostly sunny, with max temperatures of 11C.
Saturday, April 3 and Sunday, April 4 will be cloudy, with some chance of showers throughout both days, however.
From March 29 under the government’s road map out of lockdown, six people or two households can meet up outside or in a private garden and organised outdoor sport can start again.
The ‘stay at home’ rule will end, but people will still be encouraged to work from home if they can and minimise their journeys away from home, and foreign travel will not yet be allowed.
With drier and warmer weather on the horizon, Easter weekend could be a great time to go out for a picnic with your mates and soak up the sun after a long winter with family.
A Met Office spokesperson said: “Going into April, settled conditions are likely to continue in southern and eastern areas, where a good deal of dry and bright weather will occur.
“Conditions look to be drier than average for most. Temperatures are expected to be near to or milder than average, with any cooler interludes likely to be short-lived, and mostly in the north.
“With the year progressing and temperatures warming, there is an increased chance of afternoon showers, even in the settled southeast.”