THE weather will be dry and cloudy in Dorset as hospitality venues open outdoor seating on Monday.

Pub gardens and outdoor dining is set to reopen on Monday, April 12, along with hairdressers, gyms and campsites as the government eases lockdown restrictions.

Landlords, restaurant owners and customers are all keeping a close eye on the weather forecast ahead of the rule change.

The Met Office is predicting it will be 10 degrees on Monday and dry, with a maximum of 10 per cent chance it is going to rain. There will be blue skies and sunshine in the morning but clouds are due to come in at around 1pm which might make it a bit chilly for the lunchtime crowd.

The sun will set at 7.59pm.

A spokesman for the weather forecaster said: "It is turning colder again this weekend with showers in the east, whilst western areas should remain drier and sunnier.

"Monday is looking dry with a mix of cloud and sunny spells."