Does it always rain over the Easter bank holiday in Grimsby?

Whenever a holiday rolls around there is always the nagging feeling that the English weather will do its best to ruin the occasion with a downpour if it can.

This year we will try more than ever to make the most of occasions such as holidays with the lifting of certain lock restrictions so that we can use the free time to enjoy our region.

While the temperatures at the beginning of this week gave us a foretaste of summer, the weekend on public holidays this year unfortunately looks rather mixed.

The forecast for Friday predicts highs of eight degrees and is mostly cloudy. The high point on Saturday was nine degrees and it was partly cloudy. Sunday is 14 degrees warmer and mostly sunny, but Monday brings rain and highs of only eight degrees.

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Showers are forecast for the upcoming bank holiday on Monday and the entire weekend won’t be as bright as it has been in recent years

In fact, by 1834 Britain had 33 public holidays consisting of holy days and religious festivals. However, this was considered excessive so the number was reduced to just four in 1834.

We have almost the fewest number of public holidays in the world. The only country with fewer public holidays than us is Mexico with only seven days.

With so few public holidays to look forward to, the question arises: does it always rain over Easter in Grimsby? Well, according to the data on the site time and date – no.

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Only 20 percent of the days on an Easter holiday weekend in the past 10 years even mention rain, with only three of those eight days having more than drizzle in the recorded reports.

The fact is that 42.5 percent of weekend days on public holidays at this time of year have been at least partially sunny over the past decade, with 2019 and 2020 overall being mostly sunny weekends.

In addition, 50 percent of the holiday weekends of the past decade did not mention rain for any of the days in their weather data.

A full 80 percent of the Easter holidays were recorded to have been mostly dry, which defeats the myth that these weekends are usually a washout when the opposite is the case.

A busy Cleethorpes on Monday in August last year

A busy Cleethorpes on Monday in August last year

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See the dates below:

Year / day Friday Saturday Sunday Monday
2011 18/19 degrees (hazy) 19/25 degrees (fog / haze) 15/18 degrees (partly cloudy) 15/17 degrees (sunny)
2012 10/11 degrees (partly sunny) 7/8 degrees (cloudy)

11/14 degrees (cloudy)

8/12 degrees (rain)


3/5 degrees (partly cloudy)

4/6 degrees (snow flurries)

4/5 degrees (cloudy)

2/6 degrees (partly sunny)


10/11 degrees (sunny)

10/12 degrees (cloudy) 12/13 degrees (partly sunny) 9/15 degrees (sunny)
2015 8/10 degrees (rain) 8/10 degrees (cloudy) 11/14 (cloudy) 9/11 degrees (fog / sunny)
2016 12/14 degrees (mostly sunny) 13/14 degrees (cloudy) 11/12 degrees (partly cloudy) 5/10 degrees (light rain)
2017 8/12 degrees (showering) 11/13 degrees (mostly sunny) 9/11 degrees (drizzle) 6/11 degrees (drizzle)
2018 6/10 degrees (mostly cloudy) 5/7 degrees (light rain) 5/6 degrees (cloudy) 6/11 degrees (rain)
2019 15/18 degrees (sunny) 19/21 degrees (sunny) 18/21 degrees (sunny) 10/21 (sunny)
2020 16/21 degrees (sunny) 21/24 degrees (sunny) 12/18 degrees (sunny) 19/20 (mostly sunny)

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