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Alex's weather blog: the Easter Weekend

As Easter approaches so to does a spell of unsettled weather Photo: PA

Our weather presenter Alex Beresford has the rundown on what to expect over the Easter weekend:

As Easter approaches so to does a spell of unsettled weather, which is a real shame after a long run of dry and bright weather across the South West of England.

Here's a breakdown of how the weather is looking over the holidays for us in the West Country...

Good Friday

A dry day with sunny spells for many and light to moderate winds thanks to a ridge of high pressure that will lie over the region during the day. Cloud and wind will both increase from the west through the evening.

Temperatures: 11-13C.

Easter Saturday

A band of locally heavy rain will cross the region through the day. Brighter, showery conditions will reach the west later. It'll also be a windy day with gales over coasts, hills and moors.

Temperatures: 9-11C

Easter Sunday

A day of sunny spells and scattered showers, which may turn heavy and thundery. It will be windy, but less so than on Saturday. Cloud and wind likely to increase in the west later into the evening, but timings are still uncertain at this stage.

Temperatures: 9-11C

Easter Monday

An area of low pressure is expected to cross the southern half of the UK. This will bring wet and windy conditions to the southwest. Gales are likely again, as is some heavy rain.

Temperatures: 10-12C