Britain to be as hot as Greece with 10 days of sun and 20C in sizzling forecast

Britain will soon be hit with an unseasonal Spring heatwave which may make it hotter than Greece and Malta in the coming weeks.

The spike in temperature is set to happen as millions go into coronavirus lockdown – forcing them to stay in doors and shy away from Vitamin D.

The forecast means the UK could see highs of 14C by midweek, making England hotter than the likes of Malta, Corfu and Greece.

Weather maps show highs of 20C could follow, which will boost the nation’s mood following an extended period of turbulent storms and icy spells.

The Met Office predicts the warm, dry conditions could last of as long as 10 days, meaning self-isolating and self distancing Brits can enjoy some me time in the garden.

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Ex-BBC and Met Office forecaster, John Hammond of WeatherTrending, said: “We will tap into air from further south in Europe through the early part of the week, with daytime temperatures rising after the weekend.

“Drier continental winds are now blowing across the UK.

“The ‘taps’ have been turned off after wet and windy westerlies plagued us through winter.”

Confirming the rise in temperature, STV weather presenter Sean Betty, said: “Stay positive, British Summer Time is on the way with lighter nights and 20C is more achievable in weeks ahead.”

The Met Office said the sunny spells are more likely to occur in the south and south-east, put could see some rays as far as Cornwall.

A forecaster said: “It looks fine and dry for many from Sunday as winds ease in the South.

“Dry and settled conditions should dominate through the end of March and into early April, bringing plenty of sunny spells across the UK, particularly in the south and east."

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Currently, the UK is being asked to respect social-distancing advice from the Prime Minister and isn’t on a total lockdown.

But, one could soon be on its way as Boris Johnson said the government will “explore other options” if the public continue to ignore expert advice.

At the weekend, hundreds were snapped packing out beaches, going for long Mother’s Day walks, and some even opted to climb Snowdon to escape the boredom.

The government have since urged people to #StayInAndSaveLives, as floating the rules puts the most vulnerable at risk.

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