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

Recent weather has shown fleeting promises of spring but Somerset 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 Somerset weather forecast

This week starts wet, with showers potentially affecting some during the morning, particularly in western parts of the region.

According to the Met Office forecast, the rest of the day should then be mostly dry with bright spells, maximum temperatures of 16 °C and gusty winds gradually easing.

From Tuesday to Thursday, the weather will be changeable with a mixture of sunny spells and showers.

Low cloud, mist and fog are possible, especially during the mornings, but it should feel warm in the sunshine though.

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.