Easter could become ‘the hottest on record’ as forecasters predict a 28C heatwave

April usually brings daily highs of around 12°C, with temperatures dropping to 4°C in the evenings, but some forecasters believe we could see muggy highs of 28°C this year

Temperatures could rise at Easter
Temperatures could rise at Easter

Predictions of a mini-heatwave sweeping the nation next month could hit temperature highs of 28C.

At this time of year we usually expect April showers.

The month usually brings daily highs of around 12°C, with temperatures dropping to 4°C in the evenings.

But some ambitious forecasters believe we could see muggy highs of 28C this year.

the Liverpool echo reports comments from meteorology expert Jim Dale, who predicted hot weather could arrive “quite early” in the UK this year.

Mercury is expected to peak in mid-April.

And forecaster at the met office say 2022 will be one of the warmest years on record.

People will no doubt flock to the Victoria Tower gardens when high temperatures hit


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But experts have also, oddly enough, said it will be cooler than some recent years.

This is due to the effects of La Niña in the tropical Pacific, where sea surface temperatures are below average, which will impact warmer temperatures.

dr Nick Dunstone, Met Office scientist, narrated Wales Online : “Global temperature was pushed down slightly in 2021 due to the cooling influence of La Niña in the tropical Pacific.

“With another La Niña now underway, making it a so-called ‘double-dip’ La Niña, it’s not surprising that we’re having another relatively cool year for global global markets compared to the years since 2015 forecast temperatures.”

But he also said it was still likely to continue the string of the warmest years for global temperature since 1850.

“While this is good news for fans of warmer climes, the Met Office is currently forecasting April weather to be mild or ‘very mild’, with colder conditions also possible.”

Bournemouth’s beaches can get crowded when sunshine is forecast


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The sunniest weather is expected to be in the south and east of the country.

While some forecasters have forecast 28C despite the current mild conditions, not all forecasters are convinced that will happen before next month.

BirminghamLive reports that the Met Office forecast by April 13: “Conditions are likely to become more variable during this period, with periods of dry weather interspersed with showers or prolonged rains.

Durdle Door beach is a favorite in warmer weather


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“This precipitation will likely be highest in the western and northwestern areas, with the southeast experiencing drier weather on average.”

It added: “Periods of strong winds are also likely, particularly in the north. Temperatures are most likely close to or slightly above average.”

The scales tip on warmer Easter weather with forecasts of between 26C and 28C for mid-April.

Regents Park in London is always a popular spot for sunbathers


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Weather forecaster Jim Dale also told the Express: “I know March is the start of spring but I think we’ll probably be getting right into April before we start seeing the scorching temperatures.

“I wouldn’t be surprised to see 26C, 27C, 28C in mid-April.”

This week, however, the UK is expected to be warmer than Barcelona and Rome at times.

Sunny, mild conditions can be expected across the UK today, with a Met Office forecaster saying temperatures are slightly above average for the time of year.

Met Office meteorologist Richard Miles said: “We are expecting a couple of fine days towards the end of the week with temperatures around 15C and 16C over most of the UK.

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