Blackpool Easter weekend weather forecast: Watch our roundup for the bank holiday weekend

Here's an early weekend weather roundup ahead of the bank holiday - is the Easter bunny going to need an umbrella or an ice cream?

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 10:01 am
Updated Thursday, 1st April 2021, 10:04 am

It has been a bright and sunny week so far, with last Sunday's heavy rainfall clearing just in time for the return of the rule of six, which came back on Monday (March 29).

Up to six people can now meet up outdoors for a leisurely stroll in the park, or for a game of tennis as outdoors sports facilities reopened.

The good news is, the weather looks set to continue through to the Easter weekend, but temperatures will become cooler, settling to around 10°C by Saturday.

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Sunny skies will grace Blackpool over the Easter weekend, with no rainfall forecast until late on Sunday night. Photo: Daniel Martino/JPI Media

The Met Office has predicted sun for the whole of today (Thursday) and Good Friday, with slightly more cloud over the weekend.

But no rain is predicted over the next few days - good news for families looking forward to spending the Easter weekend outdoors.

In anticipation of the good weather and bank holiday, Fylde coast councils issued a plea to out-of-town visitors earlier this week: please don't come back until April 12.

Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde council leaders urged visitors who do not live locally not to flock to the coast to enjoy the sun until the next stage of the Government's roadmap on April 12, but would be "rolling out the welcome mat" to tourists from that date.

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Met Office forecast in full

Friday: A bright, sunny day and a clear night, with maximum wind gusts of 16mph. Maximum temperature 11°C.

Saturday: Sunny intervals until early afternoon, when conditions will become cloudier. The sun will come out again by 7pm, and another clear, dry night. Maximum temperature 10°C.

Easter Sunday: A cloudier day, with some light rain expected during early evening. Some heavier rain will make an appearance during the night. Maximum temperature 10°C.

Outlook for Easter Monday and Tuesday:

Temperatures are set to drop on Monday to a cooler 7°C, but the dry conditions will continue with long periods of sun throughout the day.

Tuesday will see cloudier skies again, but sunny intervals throughout the day without any rain.

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