UK weather: 20C heatwave for some but others face a chilly start to the Easter holidays

While some of us will once again shed our winter woolens this week, for those in Scotland and the North West of England the cold and rain will continue

The current cold snap will dissipate for many this week
The current cold snap will dissipate for many this week

Temperatures are expected to soar to as high as 20C in some parts of the UK by Easter, although others are facing a chilly start to the long weekend.

Forecasters have said the UK is expecting slightly warmer weather this week as bitter winds and frost give way to a warm ‘tropical’ blast.

The current cold snap, which followed a heatwave at the end of March, will be delayed, allowing Brits to enjoy some sunshine over the bank holidays.

Warm winds will pour into the UK and be channeled around high pressure, much like the driver of March’s mini-heatwave.

Met Office weather forecaster Aidan McGivern said: “Warmer weather is on the way for the start of the week and we could see as much as 20C in the south east.

The general trend for this week has been an increase in temperatures


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“The general trend is that it is becoming increasingly likely to be warmer with higher pressure as the week progresses and into the following week.

“There’s still a chance of some rain, especially in the west.”

Whilst some of us will ditch our winter woolens, those further north in Scotland and the North West of England are likely to experience rain and slightly colder temperatures.

People on Bournemouth beach last June



Mr McGivern said: “Lower pressure is becoming increasingly erratic going into Monday but it looks likely that the northern and western parts of the UK will bear the brunt of any wetter weather.

“Low pressure is slowly advancing from the west, bringing some rain on Sunday, most likely across north-west Britain, western Scotland, western England and north Wales.

“Cold air stays in the far north with the possibility of snow if this rain mixes with cold air as it approaches from the west.”

The rain is expected to ease from Good Friday through April 24 as it moves east, The Independent reports.

By Easter, temperatures are expected to rise to up to 20 degrees in some areas



Showers were possible in the Midlands over the Easter period, according to the Met Office’s longer term forecasts.

“A northwest-southeast split is likely for the remainder of the period, with the northwest remaining more choppy with intermittent strong winds and rain,” the Met Office said.

“Occasionally some rain may spread to parts of the south east first but it is likely to dry out and become much firmer in general in the south, albeit perhaps fairly cloudy, with lighter winds by the end of this period.

“Temperatures are expected to be above average and warm at times for the South.”

People enjoy the warm weather on Brighton Beach last summer



Jim Dale, meteorologist for the UK Weather Service, said last week the general trend for this week was an increase in temperatures.

“If things develop we could be looking at 20C or 21C in the south over Easter,” he added.

Warm weather brings a warning for hay fever sufferers with tree pollen levels expected to rise next week.

Airborne allergens expert Max Wiseberg said: “The start of the tree pollen season has been slow, with the bad weather so far for most of this spring.

“But it looks like the season could start in earnest with high pollen counts forecast in southern and eastern England on Monday.”

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