Monday, April 09, 2012

Dank Holiday week-end.

Those hoping for a sunny Bank Holiday this week-end were instead facing grey skies and rain - a far cry from last month's heatwave.

However, the rest of the week is set to be sunny and dry in the morning, although there will be the threat of showers in the afternoon.

Rebekah Sherwin, forecaster for the Met Office, said the rest of the month was likely to be characterised by unsettled weather, with intermittent sunshine and showers as well as dry spells.

Despite the damp and cold many were determined to enjoy a family day out no matter what the weather, visiting the beach and splashing about in the puddles.

Photo © Paul Kingston, North News and Pictures Ltd

Two years ago saw very heavy rain like this year, while 2008 was one of the coldest on record, with snow and sleet.

Including this year, there will have been rain on half of the Easter Mondays over the last decade.

The coldest Easter on record was in 1964, with temperatures between 6c and 7c.

Photo © Paul Kingston, North News and Pictures Ltd
A damp and drizzly Easter Sunday for surfers taking to the waves in Saltburn-by-the-Sea.

1 comment:

SMc said...

I think I was probably out there on the beach on the coldest Easter ever.