WEATHER conditions are expected to be less than desirable throughout Easter weekend - although there will be some opportunities for sunshine.

The Met Office has given an insight into how the weather is looking for Cumbria this week.

News comes as we approach Easter weekend and the UK Government relaxes some lockdown restrictions.

A spokesperson for the Met Office said: “From Thursday onwards we expect to see a return to average temperatures for the time of year and for some there will be a marked change. For example Brough, Cumbria, is expected to reach 17C tomorrow but just 8C on Thursday.”

Conditions will stay largely dry with some sunny spells heading to Easter weekend but they said it will be “cooler with colder nights, bringing a likelihood of frost".

“By Sunday Arctic Maritime air is pushing southwards across the country bringing cloudier conditions with outbreaks of rain and stronger winds reaching all parts of the UK before the end of the Sunday.”

There is even a possibility of snow in April. They said: “There is a chance we could see some snow over higher ground in Cumbria with a chance showers could turn wintry down to lower levels in places.”

Conditions will look much like they have this past weekend and the start of this week.

The Met Office added: “With the stronger winds there will also be a marked wind chill. For example Brough on Monday will be about 5C but it will feel more like -2C.

“It will stay cold and unsettled as we head into next week.”

Whitehaven is forecast for uninterrupted sun on Good Friday with temperatures reaching a peak of 11 degrees at around 4pm.

On Saturday, The Met Office reports that temperatures will remain low for the whole day, reaching a height of eight degrees at 1pm.

Easter Sunday will be mostly cloudy with the chance of some sunny spells in the morning.

From 1pm the cloud will set-in with a chance of rain in the evening. Elsewhere in the UK, Easter could hold Summer-like weather with temperatures reaching a height of 24 degrees in parts of the country.

Chief Meteorologist Steve Ramsdale, said: “The UK will see a few days of notably warm weather to end March, with a maximum of 24°C on Wednesday in the south and east of England.

"There will also be plenty of sunshine across England and Wales. However parts of Scotland will see some persistent rain over the next couple of days.

“Through Sunday an even colder pool of air will start to push in across the UK from the north west, bringing a notable change to temperatures compared to the start of the week.”