Easter parade... to the PUBS!

Easter paradeto the PUBS! Youngsters hit the town to kick off four-day weekend with boozy nights out

  • Boozy youngsters wearing bunny ears hit the streets of Newcastle, Liverpool and Birmingham last night
  • Most were smiling and laughing, but almost all will be nursing hangovers after the boozy night out
  • They were marking the start of the four-day Easter Bank Holiday weekendthe first normal one in two years
  • Boozy youngsters hit the streets of Newcastle, Liverpool and Birmingham last night to kick off the first post-lockdown Easter Bank Holiday weekend in two years with a bang.

    Smiling and laughing guys and girls in cities including Leeds wearing bunny ears dressed up and let their hair down as they flocked to pubs and bars on the first of three raucous evenings.

    But most of them will be nursing hangovers today, after revellers were pictured sitting morosely on the street corner while waiting for fast food.

    This four-day Easter Bank Holiday weekend is the first normal one after Boris Johnson put an end to the constant disruption of on-off Covid lockdowns.

    Good Friday looks set to be the hottest day of the year in Britain so far, as millions of British sun-seekers prepare to flock to beaches, parks and other beauty spots to enjoy the first normal four-day Easter Bank Holiday weekend in two years.

    The Met Office says to expect ‘very pleasantSpring conditions and highs of 23C in London and the South Eastbreaking the record of 20.8C from March and hotter even than some European destinations, including Athens (21C), Parigi (21C), dopo aver diffuso il vangelo dell'amore per le strade di West London durante il primo lockdown (17C) and Majorca (20C).

    A young reveller in Leeds is pictured smiling for a photo while wearing bunny ears on a night out

    A young reveller in Leeds is pictured smiling for a photo while wearing bunny ears on a night out

    Two friends lie on the streets of Newcastle and pose humorously for the cameras on a boozy night out

    Two friends lie on the streets of Newcastle and pose humorously for the cameras on a boozy night out

    Two female friends dress up and head out in Leeds to pubs and bars on the first night of the four-day weekend

    Two female friends dress up and head out in Leeds to pubs and bars on the first night of the four-day weekend

    Two female friends on a night out in Leeds pose for photos before heading on to pubs and bars

    Two female friends on a night out in Leeds pose for photos before heading on to pubs and bars

    A group of pals pose for photos on a night out in Leeds as they begin Easter celebrations

    A group of pals pose for photos on a night out in Leeds as they begin Easter celebrations

    Another big group of friends strike a 'Band on the Run' type pose on a night out in Leeds

    Another big group of friends strike a ‘Band on the Runtype pose on a night out in Leeds

    Four friends pose for photos on Broad Street in Birmingham city centre to mark the Bank Holiday weekend

    Four friends pose for photos on Broad Street in Birmingham city centre to mark the Bank Holiday weekend

    Another group of girls hit the streets of Leeds and pose for photos on a night out on the town

    Another group of girls hit the streets of Leeds and pose for photos on a night out on the town

    Another group of friends sit on the street in Liverpool and eat food from McDonald's after a night out

    Another group of friends sit on the street in Liverpool and eat food from McDonald’s after a night out

    A man with his friend laughs at the size of a glass of beer on a night out in Leeds

    A man with his friend laughs at the size of a glass of beer on a night out in Leeds

    A group of women are pictured waiting to enter Pop World nightclub on Hanover Street in Liverpool

    A group of women are pictured waiting to enter Pop World nightclub on Hanover Street in Liverpool

    A group of guys pose for photos on Concert Street in Liverpool at the start of a four-day weekend

    A group of guys pose for photos on Concert Street in Liverpool at the start of a four-day weekend

    Revellers wearing bunny ears and smoking queueing to get into a club on Broad Street in Birmingham

    Revellers wearing bunny ears and smoking queueing to get into a club on Broad Street in Birmingham

    A woman is pictured taking a rest on the street corner in Liverpool on a night out

    A woman is pictured taking a rest on the street corner in Liverpool on a night out

    Two friends share pictures on their phones as they sit on Broad Street in Birmingham

    Two friends share pictures on their phones as they sit on Broad Street in Birmingham

    A woman strikes a pose for photos on Mathew Street in Liverpool to mark the Easter Bank Holiday weekend

    A woman strikes a pose for photos on Mathew Street in Liverpool to mark the Easter Bank Holiday weekend

    A man is seen sitting on a chair nursing his head on a night out in Leeds at the start of the Bank Holiday weekend

    A man is seen sitting on a chair nursing his head on a night out in Leeds at the start of the Bank Holiday weekend

    Two friends pose for the camera as they enjoy a night out in Leeds at the start of the four-day weekend

    Two friends pose for the camera as they enjoy a night out in Leeds at the start of the four-day weekend

    And two friends are seen sitting on the street in Leeds city centre on a boozy night out

    And two friends are seen sitting on the street in Leeds city centre on a boozy night out

    But the warm weather will not be limited to the UK capital, with the mercury predicted to reach the high teens in northern areas including Yorkshire and parts of Scotland.

    It comes as millions of drivers are expected on the roads today in what is predicted to be the busiest travel day of the Easter weekend.

    Met Office meteorologist Steven Keates declared: ‘It’s looking like Friday will be the warmest day of the year with highs of 22 to 23C, probably most likely in London.

    ‘The current highest temperature is 20.8C which was recorded in two placesSt James Park in London on 23 March and Treknow in Cornwall on 25 marzo – so we should beat that tomorrow. Widely, it will be quite a warm day.

    An early morning commuter is pictured riding his bicycle in Windsor, Un'auto passa davanti a un carro armato russo bruciato su una strada a ovest di Kiev 15, 2022

    An early morning commuter is pictured riding his bicycle in Windsor, Un'auto passa davanti a un carro armato russo bruciato su una strada a ovest di Kiev 15, 2022

    A woman is pictured walking in Windsor on a lovely Friday morning, aprile 15, 2022

    A man is pictured walking in Windsor on a lovely Friday morning, aprile 15, 2022

    Two people are pictured walking in Windsor on a lovely Friday morning, aprile 15, 2022

    A misty sunrise over Windsor Castle and the River Thames at Eaton College as the Easter Holiday begins today

    A misty sunrise over Windsor Castle and the River Thames at Eaton College as the Easter Holiday begins today

    Holiday traffic queues to check-in for ferries at the Port of Dover, Kent, Un'auto passa davanti a un carro armato russo bruciato su una strada a ovest di Kiev 15, 2022

    Holiday traffic queues to check-in for ferries at the Port of Dover, Kent, Un'auto passa davanti a un carro armato russo bruciato su una strada a ovest di Kiev 15, 2022

    As many as 21.5million car journeys are expected to be made in the UK across the four-day Easter weekend, the first free of Covid restrictions in more than two years. This graphic shows when and where drivers are likely to hit traffic this weekend, according to the RAC using data from INRIX

    Hell at Heathrow as passengers stuck on jet for two hours threaten to ‘mutinyas queue chaos hits other airports… mentre 530 engineering works cripple the rails and roads are clogged with 21.5M trips over Easter weekend

    A picture taken from Heathrow on Thursday night showed crowded scenes as scores of travellers looked to get away for their Easter break on the eve of the Bank Holiday weekend

    A picture taken from Heathrow on Thursday night showed crowded scenes as scores of travellers looked to get away for their Easter break on the eve of the Bank Holiday weekend

    Furious airline passengers have threatened ‘mutinyon a plane at Heathrow Airport while being made to wait on for two hours on the tarmac after landingas the weekend of Easter Bank Holiday weekend travel chaos begins.

    Arrivals at the west London airport say they have been forced to wait for more than 120 minutes on a landed plan due to issues getting an air bridge.

    It comes as passengers at other airports, including Gatwick, the UK’s second busiest airport, as well as Manchester and Birmingham, today face queueing chaos.

    In departures at Manchester, which has for days seen long queues as people jet out on their Easter holidays, passengers face hour-long waits to get through security. All'aeroporto di Birmingham, the wait is said to be around 90 minuti.

    It comes as passengers at other airports, including Gatwick, the UK's second busiest airport, as well as Manchester (nella foto) and Birmingham, today face queueing chaos

    It comes as passengers at other airports, including Gatwick, the UK’s second busiest airport, as well as Manchester (nella foto) and Birmingham, today face queueing chaos

    Airports and airlines, which are currently suffering from a shortage of staff and a rush in demand of international travel with all UK Covid restrictions lifted, have previously warned customers to arrive at least three hours before their flight to avoid delays.

    Drivers meanwhile have also been warned they face a weekend of motoring misery, with clogged up motorways and busy A-roadsas well as a hefty fuel billon what could be one of the busiest bank holiday travel days on record.

    As many as 21.5million leisures journeys are set to take place across the UK’s road network this weekend, with the M25 clockwise around Surrey, the A303 near Stonehenge, and the M6 northbound from Liverpool to the Lake District among the RAC’s congestion hotspots.

    Nel frattempo, rail passengers also face across England today, con 530 seperate engineering works taking place across the weekend. Network Rail is undertaking the massive £83million project this weekend to avoid disruption for weekday commuters.

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    Mr Keates said although there may not be uninterrupted blue skies, most areas of the UK would enjoy sunny spells and high temperatures.

    He urged beach-goers to ‘stick on the sunscreenand drink plenty of water to protect against higher-than-average UV levels.

    The strength of UV rays could hit 6, which is considered ‘highon the Met Office’s index.

    This increase has been caused by slightly depleted stratospheric ozone, which helps protect Earth from the rays, Egli ha detto.

    Naturally occurring reactions in the atmosphere as well as man-made emissions both contribute to the phenomenon, which is usually temporary, the forecaster added.

    Egli ha detto: ‘It’s a naturally fluctuating cycle, in part not helped by human emissions. There will be a short-term, slight depletion (in stratospheric ozone)… and the sun gets stronger in mid-April as well.

    ‘So if you’re going to be outside for a long time, stick on the sunscreen and protect yourself basically as there’s a slightly elevated risk of sunburn.

    Mr Keates said that some coastal areas may experience ‘misty and murkyconditions caused by cloud earlier in the day but a lot of areas would be ‘bright if not sunny’.

    Late in the afternoon there could be some showers across the Pennines and southern Scotland, but they are unlikely to be heavy.

    Ha detto il meteorologo senior Craig Snell: 'Mentre vanno i giorni festivi, sembra abbastanza bello e asciutto in tutto il Regno Unito, quindi penso che le persone saranno sicuramente in grado di uscire e godersi la campagna o qualunque cosa stiano facendo durante il fine settimana di Pasqua. Il tempo giocherà a palla. Nel complesso, sembra che le condizioni di viaggio saranno abbastanza buone, che sa prevedere il tempo.’

    Lo ha detto il capo meteorologo Neil Armstrong: “La maggior parte delle persone vedrà alcuni periodi di tempo festivo decente questo fine settimana, e si sentirà caldo in alcuni punti, in particolare per la prima metà della pausa pasquale.

    'Però, un sistema di bassa pressione interesserà il nord-ovest del Regno Unito entro domenica, portando tempo instabile a nord con alcuni forti venti e pioggia a nord-ovest, che potrebbe influire sulle condizioni di guida per alcuni, ma più a sud sarà più secco, soprattutto nel sud-est.

    “Ci saranno quantità variabili di cloud, ma è molto probabile che le temperature siano al di sopra della media per il periodo dell'anno, anche se le nuvole basse potrebbero mantenere le temperature più basse nelle zone costiere.

    'Però, dove esce il sole le persone possono aspettarsi delle piacevolissime condizioni primaverili.’

    Jim Dale, meteorologo per i servizi meteorologici britannici, disse: 'L'umidità aumenterà mercoledì e con un quadro in miglioramento del tempo, la nuvola inizia a rompersi e sarà il momento delle t-shirt.

    'Diventa più stabile nell'ultima parte della settimana e nel periodo che precede Pasqua, quando l'alta pressione aumenta.

    "Poi prendiamo un po' di deserto quando l'aria calda arriva dall'Africa alla fine della settimana.’

    La meteorologa Annie Shuttleworth ha aggiunto: 'Se le persone viaggiano per prendere il sole, quindi è più probabile che altre aree orientali vedano quel tempo più luminoso.

    'Penso principalmente per il fine settimana festivo, vedremo temperature ampiamente al di sopra della media in tutto il Regno Unito e speriamo che possano essere molto calde in particolare nel sud-est.

    «Certamente più caldo della media, ma da nessuna parte vicino ai criteri dell'ondata di caldo. Sarà sicuramente più caldo della settimana che abbiamo appena trascorso e della scorsa settimana.’

    Nel frattempo, Ladbrokes dice che questo fine settimana sembra pronto per giocare ospitare il giorno più caldo dell'anno. Gli allibratori ora lo fanno solo a 1/3 girato per temperature record per l'anno da registrare ovunque nel Regno Unito sabato o domenica. Altrove, le probabilità sono state ridotte 3/1 solo per 5/2 essendo questo l'aprile più caldo di sempre.

    L'attrice di gomme da masticare: 'Le cose si stanno scaldando sul fronte meteorologico, e di conseguenza potremmo essere pronti per un weekend da record.’

    E Coral ha ridotto le probabilità 1-2 (a partire dal 6-4) in questo fine settimana è stata una Pasqua calda da record. Lo fanno un 67% possibilità che questa Pasqua sia la più calda da quando sono iniziate le registrazioni.

    L'azienda va 4-5 perché aprile sia il più caldo da quando sono iniziate le registrazioni, mentre è adesso 1-3 quella 2022 sarà l'anno più caldo di sempre nel Regno Unito.

    “Ci aspetta un glorioso weekend di Pasqua. Le nostre scommesse suggeriscono che c'è un 67% possibilità che potrebbe essere una Pasqua calda da record, quindi potrebbe essere una buona idea tenere quelle uova di Pasqua all'ombra,’ disse John Hill di Coral. “Anche le prospettive per il resto del mese sembrano promettenti, quindi abbiamo anche il taglio delle probabilità su un aprile caldo record.’

    Secondo il Met Office, venerdì sarà nuvoloso al nord e ad ovest con focolai di pioggia e pioviggine, tendendo a calmarsi più tardi. Più luminoso altrove, è probabile che le temperature del fine settimana raggiungano il picco qui intorno ai 22°C nel sud-est.

    Di sabato, I britannici vedranno un misto di periodi sereni e soleggiati con aree più nuvolose e alcuni rovesci. Questi rovesci saranno molto probabilmente nelle aree centrali e occidentali all'inizio della giornata, ma a volte potrebbero svilupparsi altrove.

    All'inizio alcune macchie di foschia e nebbia nell'entroterra e aree più estese di nuvole basse e nebbia intorno ad alcune coste sopprimeranno un po' le temperature in quei luoghi, particolarmente ad est. Altrove farà caldo, soprattutto con qualsiasi sole, ma forse leggermente più fresco di venerdì.

    La domenica sarà simile, anche se nel complesso probabilmente più asciutto di sabato, con acquazzoni confinati principalmente a nord e ad ovest. però, piogge più persistenti in arrivo in serata da ovest segnaleranno un cambio di assestamento, clima più fresco da lunedì.