The Met Office has predicted a ‘damp’ start to the Easter weekend - which will clear over Good Friday to brighter spells.

The Easter weekend could see good spells of dry weather, along with light winds, the Met Office has predicted.

The Exeter-based forecasters predict a damp and cloudy start to tomorrow (Good Friday) with sweeping outbreaks of rain.

But this cloud and rain will eventually clear throughout the day, bringing with it drier and brighter conditions.

A spokesman said “With high pressure in charge for much of Saturday, Easter Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday, the rest of the Easter break will see fairly settled weather on each day.

“There will be large amounts of cloud, but it will be mostly dry.

“There will be breaks in the cloud at times, and in any prolonged sunny spells it should feel pleasantly warm.”

Forecasters are advising people take adequate protection against the sun - which may be stronger than you think.

“It is worth taking steps to ensure that you and your loved ones enjoy the sunshine safely, particularly as your skin may not be acclimatised to sunshine after the long winter months,” the spokesman added.