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Weather reads script for Easter Monday
Batten down the hatches, it's a wet & windy one

By Simon Keeling in Wombourne, Staffs 08:00hrs  06/04/2012
Temperature: -0.8C    Weather: Broken cloud


Well, the first holiday weekend of the year is here, and unfortunately the weather has read the script for Bank Holiday weather perfectly....wet & windy!

However, whilst frustrating, the wet weather is good news for those who need it.

And it is also a superb example of the effect the jet stream has on the weather across northern Europe. Absent for so long through March, the jet stream is now making its return, and true to form it is bringing unsettled weather with it.

Just compare where the jet stream is today (the shaded areas on the charts below)...



With where it is going to be on Monday, and notice how it is associated with the area of low pressure too...



The result of this is that we see rain sweeping eastwards through the country, together with some strong winds. The chart below shows forecast rainfall from today to close of play on Monday, and you can see just how much rain there could be.






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