Easter weather: Forecast for Northamptonshire

After a damp start, the Easter weekend could become increasingly settled
After a damp start, the Easter weekend could become increasingly settled

After a damp start, the Easter weekend could become increasingly settled.

Northants meteorologist Paul Barber from Forecasts4u has provided this forecast exclusively for the Northants Telegraph.

Good Friday: A generally cloudy day is expected across the county with outbreaks of rain at times, the heaviest and most persistent occurring during the morning before it turns more showery during the afternoon when some brighter spells may develop.

It will be rather cold, especially in the rain, with top temperatures of 9°C to 11°C as winds turn northerly.

Easter Saturday: A chilly start but many places will then see a much drier and brighter day with some sunny spells.

There could be the odd shower breaking out, but most places will miss these and stay dry.

Maximum temperatures in the range of 9°C to 11°C so still feeling chilly, especially in the moderate northeast wind.

Easter Sunday: High pressure is expected to be the dominant feature but with a chilly north/north-easterly breeze the odd shower may be blown in from the east coast.

But generally there will be plenty of bright or sunny spells around.

The sunshine will help lift temperatures to highs of 12°C or 13°C but it will feel cooler in the light to moderate wind.

Easter Monday: Little change as we go into Bank Holiday Monday with most places seeing a fair amount of dry weather with some sunny spells, but the odd shower cannot be ruled out.

Winds will be lighter while temperatures will be a touch higher, reaching 14°C or 15°C.