More Easter break sunshine on way as beer gardens prepare to open

Devon and Cornwall has had its fair share of warm weather this spring already, and although it’s been pretty chilly in recent days, more sunshine is forecast over the next week.

Exeter-based Met Office predicts much more settled weather, with temperatures reaching highs in the mid teens in parts of Devon and Cornwall in the coming days.

But, amongst the occasional shower and cloudy spell, there will be rays of sunshine breaking through – just in time for the highly-anticipated return of beer garden drinking in England from Monday 12 April.

Let’s not get too excited, you might still need to bring a coat if you are planning on getting to the local beer garden this week for a few drinks, but this is England after all – and it’s only April.

The Met Office says that over the next few days it will be clear and dry for most in the South West, with patches of cloud appearing at times.

Although maximum temperatures will be in the early to mid teens for the next week or so, at night things are predicted to cool down significantly, even bringing morning frost to some parts of the region.

It comes after there was reports of snow in Four Lanes in Cornwall yesterday, as temperatures dropped below zero degrees Celsius, something rather uncommon for the county this time of year, according to Official Weather UK on Twitter.

Met Office spokeswoman Nicola Maxey said Monday will be “a cold day with bright weather for most”, with average UK temperatures of between 5C (41F) and 10C (50F).

Ms Maxey said southern areas and London could see slightly warmer temperatures of up to 12C (53.6F).

She said: “By the time we get to Monday, it’s certainly looking fine, dry and cold in the south.

“The further north you go, the colder it is and there’s a risk of showery rain for the west side of Scotland and for Cumbria.

“There’s a chance that some of that rain could fall as snow in the high ground in Scotland.”

She added: “There’s also a chance of frost on Monday and Tuesday morning, following cold nights, with most places likely to see temperatures just touching above freezing.”

Weather forecast for South West England

Today:

A cold start to the day with sunny spells but also some showers in the west. Showers breaking out more widely during the afternoon, but easing by the evening to leave clearing skies. Feeling cold, although warmer in any sunshine. Maximum temperature 10 °C.

Tonight:

Clear and dry this evening but some patchy cloud and the odd isolated shower arriving through the early morning. Feeling cold with a widespread frost. Minimum temperature -2 °C.

Monday:

A frosty start for some but cloud and showers spreading from the north during the morning. These showers will ease through the evening leaving a fine night. Maximum temperature 11 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Rather cloudy with occasional showers on Tuesday and Wednesday although some sunny spells too. Dry with some sunshine on Thursday. Gradually becoming milder.

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