Belfast Telegraph

Rain and wind threatens Easter fun

Northern Ireland is braced for traditional April showers over the Easter holiday as rain and winds are predicted.

Forecasters have warned that the long holiday weekend is set to be hit with heavy rain, low temperatures and wind.

Light showers and cloudy conditions are expected to persist over the weekend, with heavier outbreaks of rain forecast by Easter Monday.

The predicted wet weather comes after near record high temperatures in Northern Ireland last month, followed by light snow in some parts last week.

According to the Met Office, temperatures will struggle to rise above 12C over the weekend, dropping to 9C on Monday.

Monday will also be particularly wet with heavy showers and the possibility of hail and thunder threatening the bank holiday fun.

While the forecast sounds grim for Northern Ireland, we are expected to escape the gale force winds forecast for other parts of the UK.

Weather experts are predicting gales of up to 40mph in south west England and south Wales on Easter Monday, with gusts felt across most of the country.

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