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UK weather forecast: Britain to sizzle in Easter ‘heatwave’ hotter than Majorca

Written by on April 15, 2019

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Article Written & Published By: Mirror UK

UK weather forecast: Britain to sizzle in Easter ‘heatwave’ hotter than Majorca

The Met Office says temperatures are set to soar as cold air from Scandinavia is forced out by hot air from the Mediterranean

A chilly spell across the UK is set to break by the Easter weekend – and Mediterranean sunshine could send temperatures soaring to 22C on Good Friday.

Temperatures in Britain could be warmer than hotspots such as Barcelona and Majorca over the holiday, bringing a welcome end to weeks of Scandinavian cold and rain.

The weather will improve throughout the week to give a dry and warm bank holiday weekend throughout much of the country, according to the Met Office.

Forecaster Simon Partridge said Good Friday will be pleasant and the mercury will rise to exceed 20C in areas on Saturday and Easter Sunday.

Warm air is set to sweep across the UK later this week

Temperatures are expected to soar beyond 20C over the Easter holiday (Image: Dimitris Legakis/Athena Pictures)

But from Wednesday it will be largely dry with plenty of sunshine.

Mr Partridge said: “After there was a chilly spell this weekend, we are going to see temperatures gradually increase through the week.

“By the weekend we could see in parts of the country temperatures of around 20C, or just above.”

The warm weather was forecast for south of England as well as western Scotland and the north west of England.

Conditions will be largely dry and bright from Wednesday (Image: Getty Images)

Temperatures have plunged below freezing in the north of the UK in recent days, hitting -5C in places.

They will climb into the 20s on Good Friday and could hit 22C, the Met Office said, while the Spanish island of Majorca and Barcelona are forecast to see highs of about 18C with cloud cover and rain.

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