Britain is set to be hotter than Australia with up to C in an eight-day sizzle lasting through the Easter weekend – thanks to an mile-wide ‘African heat rush.’
But the hottest days for six months have triggered further fears of Brits meeting in parks and beaches and risking
coronavirus deaths – in what is normally one of the biggest UK travel weeks of the year.
After yesterday’s C ‘Sunday roast’ the
Met Office forecast 22 C today, C tomorrow and (C to) C on Wednesday and Maundy Thursday.
Britain is set to be hotter than Australia with highs of C (Image: Getty Images)
Good Friday is expected to reach C with the remainder of the bank holiday, including Easter Monday, seeing C.
The south and east are forecast to be mainly sunny and dry after showers last night, with the north due 21 C highs in midweek and sunny spells but also risking some rain and clouds at times.
maps show a mass of hot air blowing north from off the west coast of Africa.
Police officers patrol Primrose Hill in north London yesterday (Image: SplashNews.com)
The government has urged people to refrain from heading to parks
(Image: Getty Images)
Britain is hotter than both C Bondi in Sydney, Australia, and the Mediterranean, where Barcelona is seeing (C.
Temperatures will be the highest since late September last year, Met Office records show, when (C was recorded on September .
Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna said: “Spring is in the air, with heat coming from as far south as Africa and further warm temperatures in the next week .
“Sunday’s C eases after overnight showers to C on Monday, but temperatures rise again with C on Tuesday, then
C or (C – with a slim chance of 90 C – on Wednesday and Thursday.
“Even the North is forecast
Spring is full swing this week despite the lockdown
“Good Friday could see C, with C highs through the Easter weekend, with the South and East best placed to hold onto fine weather, but the North and West most at risk of rain and clouds at times.
“Easter is usually a busy traveling time but it is important people follow instructions and stay home and save lives.
“Enjoy the weather from your window or garden, if you have one,” he added.
The summer- like temperatures are thanks to an African heat rush
The Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze said: “It was a Sunday roast with C – and after Monday showers, (C is on the cards on Wednesday and Thursday.)
“Warm air is coming all the way from off the north-west coast of Africa, with good sunny spells during the next week.
“The Easter weekend will be a little cooler and could see some April showers, most likely in the North.”
Ex-BBC and Met Office forecaster John Hammond of weathertrending said: “Southerlies are bringing a notable rise in temperatures. Many southern and eastern parts of the UK will see little rain. ”
A Met Office forecaster said:“ The conditions and warmest temperatures ahead are mostly likely in the South, while the North will still be warm, but may have some windier and wetter periods at times.
“Even though the weather is warm, save lives by staying at home. ”
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