“Into next week things will improve to a degree with fewer showers and feeling less windy.
“It could be 10 to 12 days before we get into any proper spring feeling so it will be a case of being patient.”
Netweather forecaster Nick Finnis warned to expect a washout Easter Monday with more heavy showers and thunder forecast into next week.
Although Scotland and the far north will escape the worst of Monday’s hammering falling temperatures threaten hill snow in parts, he added.
He said: “Easter Monday sees the arrival of Storm Katie, bringing a wash-out across England and Wales in the morning, with severe gales for the southeast, though the afternoon is looking better.
“The story for the rest of the day will be for increasingly heavy and blustery showers to move in from the west across most parts, with the risk of hail and thunder in some of the showers, hill snow across the north.
“Sunny spells and scattered showers for most on Tuesday, locally heavy with hail and thunder. Sunshine and showers again for central and northern areas on Wednesday, drier in the south with only isolated showers.”