Britain Could Be Set For 'Hottest Easter On Record' This Bank Holiday
The Met Office says that temperatures could reach as high as 25C this weekend in a mini spring heatwave, which could make the country hotter than some holiday destinations like Morocco and Majorca.
Currently, the warmest temperature for Easter Sunday in the UK is 25.3C in Solent, Hampshire in April 2011.
Met Office chief meteorologist Frank Saunders said: "We've already seen higher than average temperatures this week, with 19.4 Celsius reached yesterday (Wednesday 17th) in Kew Gardens, London.
"Temperatures will continue to rise day by day and with the sun getting stronger at this time of year, it's going to feel warm or very warm across much of the country this Easter weekend.
"Temperatures will reach into the low 20s Celsius quite widely and there's a good chance some places particularly in the south could see temperatures peaking around 24 to 25 Celsius.
"With temperatures usually around 12 to 15 Celsius at this time of year, it's certainly going to be significantly warmer than average this Easter weekend and quite a contrast to the colder weather we've seen so far this month."
Even if the weather doesn't break records, temperatures are still expected to be upwards of 20C - much better than the usual average temperatures of 14C for this time of year in Britain.
Our usually soggy Easter egg hunts will be basking in sunshine and blue skies instead.
The warmer weather might not disappear after the weekend either as the sunshine could hold in the south of the country.
Meanwhile, northern parts could experience more unsettled weather.
The glorious temperatures come as a result of high pressure over Scandinavia and winds from a warmer southeasterly direction.
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