Britain To Be Hotter Than Egypt This Easter Weekend
No one likes spending the Easter weekend searching for Easter eggs under an umbrella... or sitting in a beer garden under an umbrella. Good job then that it looks like we're not going to have to worry about that this year, with temperatures set to rise in time for the bank holiday weekend.
Indeed, parts of Britain could get hotter than Egypt, with highs of 25C forecast for Sunday - which will actually make it hotter than parts of Greece, Portugal and Spain too.
Warm air from the Mediterranean is expected to head in our direction across the weekend, with England and Wales expected to get the best of it.
Met Office meteorologist, Mark Wilson, said it should be 'very warm indeed'.
Speaking to The Sun, he said: "For Saturday, we're looking at highs of 23C and possibly 24C.
"For Sunday, we're looking at highs of 24C with just a small chance of 25C.
"But it's approaching the mid-20s which is very warm indeed.
"All in all, it's going to generally be a really nice weekend for most areas with plenty of dry areas with lots of sunshine to come as well.
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"It will turn a little bit cooler across parts of the north through the weekend, but nonetheless for the bulk of England and Wales it will be sunny."
Now that's what we like to hear... particularly if 'we' live in England and Wales. But it's not all doom in gloom if you live in Scotland, as it should be largely dry with temperatures in the high teens if not quite twenties.
The very hottest temperatures are expected in the Midlands and the south of England, with London likely to reach the 24C mark.
Met Office forecaster, Alex Deakin, advised people to make sure they slap on the sun cream over the long weekend.
He said: "Spring sunshine for pretty much all of us over the next couple of days.
"A bit of a murky old start on Thursday for some but low cloud will tend to clear away and temperatures are a little bit higher by the afternoon.
"It will be drab to begin with on Thursday but stick with it, should brighten up.
"The sun is getting stronger at this time of year - you will need the sunscreen over the next few days."
Now I think we can all agree that the admittedly quite steep cost of sun cream is a small price to pay for a sunny Easter weekend.
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