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UK Set For Temperatures Hotter Than Ibiza At The Start Of Next Week

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UK Set For Temperatures Hotter Than Ibiza At The Start Of Next Week

Parts of the UK are going to enjoy temperatures hotter than Ibiza next week, just in time for the lockdown restrictions to ease, meaning that people can play sport outside and visit private gardens once again.

Of course, you're only allowed to mix two households outside up to six people, but it'll be nice to enjoy some hot weather as the UK's seemingly never-ending winter thaws.

The good weather is set to arrive at the beginning of next week, after a period of unsettled weather this weekend.

In certain parts of the UK, the mercury could soar to as high as 24C.

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That's most likely to be in the south east of England on Tuesday, but it's looking pretty fair for nearly everywhere else as well.

If it does scale those heights, it will be the second hottest March day on record, which is to say, since 1884.

The highest ever March temperature was recorded at Mepal in Cambridgeshire on 29 March 1968, when the thermometers got as high as 25.6C.

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Either way, it'll be a welcome change from what we've been experiencing over the past few months.

If only the beer gardens were open for it, eh? Only a couple of weeks to go now, though.

Met Office forecaster Greg Dewhurst said: "The weekend should be a mixed bag for many with a big north-south split.

"Southern regions will certainly see the warmer, sunnier conditions with a band of rain moving through Northern Ireland on Saturday afternoon before heading into parts of northern England and Scotland.

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"Saturday will certainly be the better of the two days, with Sunday becoming windy and grey for most."

Heading into next week, he continued: "Into next week large swathes of southern England and Wales will be dry with warmer temperatures than expected for this time of year, the average for March being 11-12C.

"The mercury could reach a high of around 18C on Monday, with Tuesday seeing highs of 24C (75.2F).

"Much of the UK will remain dry and bright until Wednesday, while parts of Scotland will see some heavy showers."

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So, while things might not get as hot as 24C everywhere, it's still looking like the first proper decent weather of the year for most of us.

As we've mentioned, just in time for the rules to allow people to meet up in private gardens for the first time this year.

Fire up the barbecue.

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Topics: Weather, UK News, Interesting

Tom Wood
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