The Easter holidays have arrived and with it two weeks of keeping the kids occupied.

Recent weather has shown fleeting promises of spring but Bournemouth has mostly felt rather chillier than that.

What everyone really wants to know is if this is set to continue and scupper plans for lots of family fun in the great outdoors.

Well, the answer is, it’s going to be a bit of a mixed bag. So, umbrellas and sunglasses at the ready, as the good old British weather strikes again.

UK bank holidays 2022

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Easter holiday Bournemouth weather forecast

This week starts wet, with scattered, potentially heavy, showers moving across the region during the morning, perhaps heavy at times. 

According to the Met Office forecast, the rest of the day should then be mostly dry, feeling fairly warm with maximum temperatures of 15 °C and gusty winds gradually easing.

From Tuesday to Thursday, the weather will be changeable with a mixture of sunny spells and showers with perhaps some longer spells of rain at times too.

It should feel warm by day though and generally frost-free at night.

Looking further ahead to the weekend and next week, the period is likely to begin with rain moving east, easing as it does so, with early mist and fog.

Eastern and southern areas should expect mostly fine conditions with light winds although some light showers are possible across central southern areas.

However, as the week goes on, a northwest-southeast split of weather is likely to form, with the northwest remaining more changeable with strong winds and rain at times.

Some rain may occasionally spread into parts in the southeast at first but it is likely to turn dry and become generally much more settled, though perhaps rather cloudy, in the south.

The good news is, temperatures are expected to be above average, and even warm at times for those in the south.