August 23 2014 Latest news:
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Sunny spells kick off the weekend but cloudier weather is set to draw in over Easter Sunday and Monday.
THE Easter bank holiday weekend is set to experience a mixture of weather with sunshine easing off into showers.
The Met Office has forecast sunshine for Good Friday and Easter Saturday with warm days and chilly nights.
Temperatures are set to stay in the mid-teens with misty mornings clearing to leave dry and fine days with light winds.
Easter Sunday is predicted to begin as a dry and bright day, but the weather is set to take a turn later in the day with windier and cooler periods.
Safe in the sun
Bank holiday Monday is predicted to feature cloudy weather with rain in places.
UV levels over the weekend are expected to be low to medium, but the charity Cancer Research UK is warning people to stay safe.
Yinka Ebo, senior health officer at Cancer Research UK said: “We all need a bit of sun to keep us healthy, but it is important to stay safe when the sun is strong.
“You can protect yourself and your family by using a combination of shade, clothing and at least SPF 15 sunscreen when enjoying the sunshine.”
The RNLI is also urging people out enjoying the sunshine to take care when visiting the beach or getting in the water.
Brett Shepherd, RNLI lifeguard manager, said: “We’re really pleased to be providing lifeguard cover on beaches around the UK over the Easter period.
“However, the winter storms have changed the make-up of some beaches and many returning to their favourite spots may be surprised at how different everything looks.
“We’d urge anyone planning on visiting a beach over the Easter holidays to check local information in advance and head to a life guarded beach.
“Swimmers should ensure that they swim between the red and yellow flags, which mark out the safest area to swim and are patrolled by lifeguards.
“Please take heed of the safety signage and any advice offered by the lifeguards on duty.”