The mercury is set to reach above 20C over the weekend with “above average” temperatures potentially continuing into May.
Sunny and dry conditions will be seen across the UK during the four-day weekend.
Friday and Saturday will witness the sunniest weather, with average temperatures of 20C over the long weekend.
High-pressure is building and winds from the south-east will bring warmer air from mainland Europe.
The UK could be hotter than St Tropez in the south of France, Corfu, and Bodrum in southern Turkey.
“Southeastern parts of the country could remain warm and settled into Easter Monday”
Forecaster Steve Willington
Sunday and Monday will be cooler across most of the UK, but London and the south-east will cling on to the warm weather – with average temperatures of 21C.
Forecaster Steve Willington added: “It currently looks like more changeable and cooler weather will arrive from the northwest from Easter Sunday, however there remains the chance that southeastern parts of the country could remain warm and settled into Easter Monday.
“With this uncertainty in mind, our advice is to keep up to date with the latest forecast if you are making plans.”
The sizzling weekend could even make way for a long-term heatwave as the UK heads towards summer.
While there will be a risk of cooler, wetter interludes, forecasts point towards further bouts of late-spring heat he added.
Exacta Weather forecaster James Madden reckons further periods of sweltering warmth will bake Britain through next month and into the start of summer.
He said: “Later in April we are likely to see some further potentially substantial warm spells and these will continue at times through May.
“This will pave the way for what could be a warm start to summer, although this comes with some caveats sue to deviations in the jet stream.”
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