Expect changeable weather over the weekend, says the Met Office

If you were hoping for decent Easter weekend weather, think again

Wet weather is forecast for the whole of the long Easter weekend in Canterbury.

The Met Office is predicting rain from Good Friday through to Easter Monday – and beyond.

But it says that speculation that another cold snap is on the way is incorrect.

March saw two bouts of freezing conditions with one at the start of the month when snow lasted around a week and another a fortnight later.

Met Office chief meteorologist Frank Saunders said: “It is important to point out that we are not expecting anything on the scale of the last two spells of unusually cold weather which brought significant and disruptive snowfall.

Dane John in March. Picture: John Hippisley

“Throughout the Easter weekend it will stay unsettled with showers or longer outbreaks of rain for most.

“There will be some sunshine at times as well though.”

The Met Office says that after the weekend the weather may become more settled in northern England, but southern counties such as Kent will see showers and spells of rain for prolonged periods.

Rain is forecast for Canterbury today (Tuesday) and is set to last well into next week.

Temperatures will drop as low as 1C tomorrow and will hover around the 3C to 7C mark for the next week.

The rain is not set to clear until Thursday or Friday of next week. It will also continue to feel cold.

More settled weather is expected later in the month with longer daylight hours and more sun periods helping to improve conditions.

Cricket fans will be hoping the weather changes in times for the start of the County Championship.

Kent begin their season with a four-day game against Gloucestershire at the St Lawrence Ground starting on Friday, April 13.

They then host the touring Pakistanis for three days starting on Saturday, April 28.

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