UK weather forecast – Temperatures to hit scorching 25C this week as UK on track for hottest April in 300 years – The Sun
BRITAIN will bask in glorious sunshine this week as experts predict the hottest April on record.
Despite the country remaining under strict coronavirus lockdown measures, experts predict scorching temperatures will hit 25C across the UK this week.
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With the nation still encouraged to stay at home to maintain social distancing, experts believe this month's overall average will beat the 2011 best of 10.7C (51.3F) – becoming the warmest April in England since records began in 1659.
It follows Easter Bank Holiday's record-breaking temperatures of 26C – thought to be Britain's hottest Easter weekend for 70 years.
Met Office forecaster Bonnie Diamond said: “It’s going to be a week of wall to wall sunshine for much of the country, very little rainfall.
"Temperatures are warming up day on day.
"Thursday we could see highs of low 20C and reaching 24C on Thursday and possibly Friday.
“I wouldn’t rule out the likes of Greater London areas and southern regions even reaching 25C.”
Asked whether this week could see the hottest day of the year, she said: “Although 26C might be a bit of a push – it’s not impossible with light winds and sun-traps.
“Likely Friday is going to be a similarly warm day but as we head towards the weekend, we are likely to lose the southwesterly wind and a return to less warm temperatures."
The scorching temperatures are set to continue well into April according to expert predictions.
The Met Office’s long-range forecast from Friday to Sunday 3 May reads: “It is expected to be largely fine and dry with plenty of sunshine to start this period, with any risk of showery conditions confined to the south of England.
“When, at times, unsettled conditions reach the south, it may also carry a risk of thunder and lightning.
“Temperatures are expected to be rather warm for most, but perhaps cool along eastern coastline.”
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