EASTER is fast approaching, with indulgent chocolate eggs not too far in the future.

Despite government restrictions in place, Easter can still be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home or garden, especially as the weather is looking positive.

BBC Weather has issued a good forecast for the duration of the Easter weekend across Bournemouth, with Friday and Saturday expected to be sunny with an occasional breeze, reaching highs of 18 degrees celcius on Friday.

For Easter Sunday, we should anticipate light cloud and a moderate breeze, with a reduction in sunshine.

Monday is expected to have sunny intervals and a moderate breeze, reaching a high of 14 degrees celcius.

The Met Office reiterates this forecast for the Easter weekend, with the sunshine changing to cloud on Saturday evening and the occasional sunny interval occurring from there onwards.

Potential fog is anticipated in the late evening of Easter Sunday, but is expected to dissipate by Monday morning.

Local Twitter weather forecasters @DorsetSnow and @BournemouthWea1 also revealed their predictions for the Easter weekend.

DorsetSnow said: "The weather should stay mostly dry over Easter weekend, albeit cooler and lots of cloud cover (which could deliver some drizzle). Sunshine and possibly a shower on Monday. Middle of next week may some see heat build from the south again."

BournemouthWea1, Bournemouth and Poole forecaster, added: "It should remain fine and warm through to the end of Saturday, probably a bit cool through Sunday and Monday. Max temperatures may only be 10 degree celcius or so. Still not overly wet though."

It is important to remember that although the weather for the upcoming weekend is expected to be lovely, you must abide by government instructions.

Ensure you only go outside for food, health reasons, your one form of exercise a day or work (but only if you cannot work from home).

If you go out, stay two metres away from other people at all times and wash your hands as soon as you get home.

Do not meet others, even friends or family, however tempting it may be.

You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.