UK weather forecast: More sunshine on the way as mercury to hit highs of 23C later this week

Britain is set to enjoy yet more sunshine as the mercury soars to highs of 23C in some areas later this week.

Most of the UK is expected to see sunny spells from Tuesday after temperatures nosedived on Easter Monday, bringing a bank holiday hot spell to an end.

Thursday is expected to be the hottest day, reaching 23 or 24C across southern England and south Wales.

Met Office meteorologist Marco Petagna said of Tuesday: “There will be a lot of sunshine, wall-to-wall for many areas.

“Temperatures could reach about 14C across much of the UK.”

But it will be a cool start to the day after temperatures plunged below freezing overnight, bringing widespread frost to some northern regions.

“Tomorrow [Wednesday] – again a lot of fine weather,” Mr Petagna said.

“There will be a bit of cloud and maybe a bit of rain in the north of Northern Ireland and Scotland. But elsewhere it will be very sunny.”

And he said parts of Scotland could reach highs of about 21C by Wednesday.

“Thursday onwards we’re just starting to see cloud pushing up from the south, bringing an increase in chance of showers across southern England and south Wales.

“But temperatures there it will still feel humid. Were looking at 22 or 23C.”

It comes after the mercury reached 26C on Good Friday, officially the hottest day of the year so far.


The warmest April day ever recorded was in Camden, north London, on April 16, 1949, when temperatures soared to 29.4C.

Beaches and parks were largely deserted for most of the Easter weekend.

Popular bank holiday hotspots and motorways almost empty, as police praised people for shunning the sun and staying at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.









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