THOSE looking forward to a trip to a pub, restaurant or other hospitality venue this week will be pleased to learn the weather is not looking too bad.

After the relaxation of the coronavirus restrictions earlier this week customers aren’t actually allowed inside the county's hospitality venues yet, but can be served outside.

While this would be ideal for those living in a Mediterranean country, the Great British weather is much less dependable.

One minute we are basking in the sun and the next it is snowing in April.

If you have booked an outdoor table, or are planning to, in Worcestershire over the next few days you might have had concerns that you could be caught out by the tumultuous weather, typical of this time of year.

For owners of venues too who will be hoping to welcome back the customers after the long lockdown, they will have had their fingers crossed for settled weather - although some may have provided outdoor heating and gazebos just in case.

But everyone will be happy to learn forecasters are currently predicting that there is a low risk of rain throughout the rest of this week and into the weekend.

Today's forecast is for sunny intervals with a gentle breeze, the same as Thursday's, while Friday is forecast to have sunny intervals and light winds, which is the same forecast for the entire weekend.

Temperatures are set to reach a high of 12C today, 11C tomorrow, 12C on Friday, 13C on Saturday and 14C on Sunday.

The highest risk of rain is only eight per cent, which is forecast for 3pm today and Sunday afternoon.

The Met Office data is also showing that the early forecast for next week is also looking bright, with temperatures at around 17C and the chance of rain only a little higher most days, at around 10 per cent.

Met Office forecasts and information are correct at the time of writing.