Easter weekend celebrations set to be chilly

The weather forecast for the Easter weekend is looking very cold – Ladbrokes has been offering 5/1 odds that it will be the coldest Easter on record, reports standard.co.uk

For individuals and companies putting on events or celebrations over the four-day weekend, this chilly forecast may mean indoor areas are more appealing for visitors. This could prompt some last-minute booking of event spaces in London.

According to dailymail.co.uk, the Met Office is currently predicting a bright but cold start on Good Friday with potential for showers later in the day, followed by a combination of cold temperatures and some rain on Saturday and Sunday too.

Meanwhile, on sky.com, Sky News weather forecaster Isobel Lang suggested it will be “more pleasant” in spite of the low temperatures. She said: “Expect a largely dry and bright but cold Friday. Between Saturday and Easter Monday the weather should remain cold, frosty and mostly dry with cheerier sunny spells. The wind chill will be most noticeable along eastern and southwestern coastal counties.”

Met Office figures show that the mean temperature for March (between 1st-26th) was 2.5 degrees C, which is a full three degrees lower than usual. These statistics mean that this month has been the fourth coldest March since records began in 1910.