Border weather forecast for the Easter weekend

High pressure hangs on into Saturday and the start of Sunday. (LILIAN TOMLIN) Photo:

The Easter Weekend has begun on a very positive note - dry with much lighter winds and some decent spells of sunshine. But how long can the settled conditions hang on for?

It continues to look like a weekend of two halves - the first half staying mainly fine and dry with some lovely spring sunshine. The second half a little more unsettled.

There will be a gradual decline as the weekend progresses. There is still is a degree of uncertainty on how much and how far the weather will deteriorate from the southeast during Sunday, but it will definitely turn cloudier. Winds will be stronger and it will feel cooler - especially for eastern coasts. The risk of rain is higher - although for us many parts of the region will remain dry.

Here's your BORDER forecast for the rest of the weekend........

Low pressure begins to threaten from the southeast by Sunday. How far and how unsettled for us remains uncertain. At this stage - mainly dry

FRIDAY NIGHT:

A dry evening ahead with some lovely late sunshine. Staying dry and largely clear overnight with a touch of frost possible. Lows 1- 3°C.

SATURDAY:

Another dry and sunny day. Becoming pleasantly warm inland with temperatures up a degree or two on Fridays values. Onshore breezes will keep eastern coasts cooler, with a little more cloud building in the east later. Highs to 15 °C.

SUNDAY:

Cooler and cloudier in the east on Sunday but remaining dry with some sunshine holding on further north and west for parts of Cumbria and much of Dumfries and Galloway. A stronger and colder wind despite highs of 15°C

MONDAY:

Cloudier on Monday with a chance of showers in the east. Remaining breezy. On the mild side. 16°C.