Cold-snap finish to balmy spring

Jackson Badkin, aged 9, and his brother Logan, aged 6, enjoy the sunshine in the daffodils near some woods close to their home on Roydfield Close, Waterthorpe.

Jackson Badkin, aged 9, and his brother Logan, aged 6, enjoy the sunshine in the daffodils near some woods close to their home on Roydfield Close, Waterthorpe.

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IT’S the big Easter break-up today - but Britain being Britain, it’s time to say bye-bye to this week’s fabulous summer-style weather and dig out the woollies again.

It seems anyone planning a break abroad during the holidays could have got their timing just right. Things are already on the turn, with balmy 20C temperatures on the way out for the foreseeable future.

The precious high pressure is moving away allowing north to north westerly breezes to take control with the odd spot of drizzle too. Today’s highs will be around 14C - but make the most of them.

Tomorrow temperatures will sink to more seasonal norms of 11 to 12C, by Sunday they’ll be down to 10C and by Monday and Tuesday it could be a distinctly chilly 8 to 10C - with even colder breezes at the east coast.

“We’re expecting that trend to continue for quite a while - it’s come at just the wrong time,” said a spokesman for forecaster Meteo.

Motoring organisations the RAC and the AA aren’t expecting the roads to be too busy this weekend - they are waiting for the crush on Maundy Thursday, traditionally one of the busiest driving days of the year.

But it’s a different story at Robin Hood Airport in Doncaster where passenger numbers are expected to rise by around 30 per cent over the next few days - its busiest period of the year so far.

More than 25,000 passengers are expected to pass through the airport during the holiday period as people head off on city breaks or a variety of Mediterranean resorts.

Peel Airports spokesman Robin Tudor said: “This is the first busy period of the year for the airport and we all look forward to welcoming passengers ahead of their flights. Preparations for the additional throughput have been under way for some time to make sure that passengers continue to have a great experience here, even when we are busier than usual.”

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