Will there be a heatwave in Bristol in April 2022? Met Office weather forecast for Easter explained

The average maximum April temperature in Bristol is 13°C, according to the Met Office.

Weather experts are predicting a heatwave for some parts of the United Kingdom in April.

Jim Dale, a senior meteorologist at the British Weather Services said he would not be surprised if some parts of the UK experienced temperatures as high as 28°C.

"I think hot weather could come in fairly early as far as April is concerned perhaps,” said Mr. Dale,

“I know March is the start of spring but I think we’re probably going to get properly into April before we start to see the searing sort of temperatures."

He added: "I wouldn’t be surprised to see 26°C, 27°C, 28°C in the middle of April.

"Longer-term, given what’s happening globally in terms of the temperature profiles in the southern hemisphere and what’s also happening in the United States, I would not be surprised if we started to see some big highlights - in whichever direction it goes, either cold or hot.”

The sun illuminates buildings viewed from Brandon Hill in Bristol. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Will there be a heatwave in Bristol in April 2022?

The weather for the first two weeks of April are largely what you would expect for Bristol at that time of year, according to AccuWeather.

However, it should start to feel a warmer in the week beginning April 18 - Bristolians can expect to see bright and sunny days with a maximum temperature of 17°C.

Thunderstorms are also forecast for the second half of April however it’s not all doom and gloom as the week beginning April 25 will see several days of warm sunshine.

The daily maximum temperature in Bristol for April 2022 will vary between 12°C and 17°C - the average high and low temperatures for Bristol in April are 13°C and 5°C respectively, according to the Met Office.

What is the weather forecast for Bristol for the next few days?

Today:

“Early haze dissipating to leave a sunny and dry day,” said the Met Office.

“Some fair-weather cloud at times, notably in the west.

“Lighter winds than recent days and feeling warm for the time of year. Maximum temperature 18 °C,” added the Met Office.

Tonight:

“Remaining dry overnight with lengthy clear periods for all, though turning rather hazy in places. A slightly chilly night at low levels with a ground frost for some rural locations. Minimum temperature 3 °C,” the Met Office continued.

Thursday:

“After any early haze clears, another fine and dry day follows on Thursday with plenty of sunshine.

“Again, feeling very warm, though peak temperatures a touch down on late. Maximum temperature 17 °C,” explained the Met Office.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

“High pressure maintains predominantly fine and settled conditions to end the week.

“Feeling pleasantly warm by day. An easterly breeze re-establishes itself, especially along English Channel coasts,” the Met Office concluded.

UK long-range forecast for (Sunday March 27 to Tuesday April 5)

“It will be largely dry for most, especially in the south and west, though some showers, possibly wintry, are likely in the north and east,” explained the Met Office.

“Nights will be chilly with some frost and early rural mist and fog patches will readily clear each morning.

“Cloudier conditions will persist in the far north with some light rain or drizzle at times, and patchy mist, fog and low cloud may impact the North Sea coasts.

“Winds will be light for most but breeziest in the far north and extreme southwest.

“Daytime temperatures are likely to be above average at first, when it will feel warm in the prolonged spring sunshine, but will decline slowly through the period, with a low chance of significantly colder weather spreading from the north for a time,” the Met Office added.

UK long-range forecast including Easter holidays (Tuesday April 4 to Tuesday April 19)

“Turning more unsettled during early April, with showers or longer periods of rain. These showers are likely to be heavy at times, with hail and thunder,” said the Met Office.

“Drier and more settled spells are still possible but are likely to be more short-lived than in late March.

“Temperatures are most likely to be near average, or perhaps slightly below at times,” it added.