Next week the UK is expected to be hit by a mini heatwave as temperatures are to reach 18C from Monday 29 March.
By Tuesday the warm sunny weather will peak to 21C with the temperature set to last until the start of the Easter weekend in the south east.
Throughout the first few weeks of April Brits could sitting outside in sizzling temperatures with picnincs and barbecues.
Jim Dale, from British Weather Services said, “In the early part of next week, it quickly warms again, culminating in what we see for Tuesday.
“All going to plan the 30 March may well rise up to be the warmest day of the year so far [plenty of those to follow as the year unfolds] with the London area possibly experiencing 21C. 70F on that day.
“However, prior to that from this Friday it will be cold everywhere for a few days, with some notable snow for the Highlands.”
Dale added, “In the immediate aftermath, and moving into the Easter weekend, the early prognosis suggests a somewhat mixed affair, far drier than wet but with subdued very British temperatures, cold nights and mornings and a million miles away from the very pleasant warmth of the Mediterranean resorts during the same time period.
“April will deliver much greater warmth with time, but I also fancy it to be very mixed and often wet.”
The Met Office forecasters said, in the period after the Easter weekend, “high pressure may spread northwards through early April, which will bring a period of settled conditions for most.”
They added, “Following this, drier than average and brighter conditions may prevail, with areas away from the far northwest of the country receiving below average rainfall.
“Before the sunshine, the rest of March may still see some unsettled spells but also a fair degree of sunshine.”
The Met Office’s Becky Mitchell told The Sun, “It’ll remain fairly dry across much of the UK over the next two days. There are sunny spells around, particularly across much of England and Wales.
“In the best of the sunshine, it’ll be a little bit above average of this time of year.
“However, going ahead, it’ll be a bit wetter across parts of the country, and a band of rain across Scotland and Northern Ireland will gradually move further south.”
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