The Met Office has forecast a hotter than average Easter Sunday as the mini bank holiday heatwave continues with highs of 19C – before a dip on Monday
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The UK is set to experience a hotter than usual Easter Sunday today as the mini heatwave continues.
Forecasters have said temperatures are expected to hit highs of 19C in England and Wales today.
According to the Met Office, the daily average in the UK in April is highs of 13C.
However, today could see some fog and fog early on before the day turns drier with sunshine across eastern parts of the UK.
Rain is forecast in Northern Ireland, which could then spread to western parts of Scotland, west Wales and south-west England overnight.
A cloudy start is predicted for Easter Monday, which will later become bright and sunny.
On Saturday evening, Met Office forecaster Simon Partridge said: “Sunday will be mostly dry across most of the country except for the far west, but there will be some cloudiness as the day progresses.
“While we had a lot of sunshine yesterday and today, there will be more milky sunshine tomorrow because we will have very high clouds.
“But tomorrow it will be light and dry and a bit cooler.
“Most of the rain falls overnight, from Sunday night to bank holiday Monday morning.
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“It kind of fizzles out on its way east.
“We will see some rain mainly in Wales, north-west England and western Scotland, but by the time most people get up it will be dry.”
He added that there would be a “fairly cloudy start” but “there will be a break into brighter sunny spells and scattered light showers (are) possible but the only real rain is when we reach evening in western Scotland.”
Saturday was another warm day as temperatures were above seasonal averages in all four nations.
Chivenor in Devon in south-west England had the highest recorded temperature in Britain at 21.6°C – hotter than Istanbul in Turkey at 16°C (60.8°F) and Athens in Greece at 21°C.
Cardiff in south Wales hit highs of 21.2°C, while Altnaharra in northern Scotland hit 19.3°C.
In Armagh, Northern Ireland, temperatures rose to 15.2°C.
Beaches, parks and outdoor dining areas have been crowded for the first Easter without Covid restrictions in three years.
Good weather over the weekend has brought an estimated £2billion boost to the economy.
Pubs have seen no shortage of cash changing hands – and by tonight’s closing time, drinkers are expected to have downed 85million refreshing pints.
A spate of mini-breaks on Britain’s shores has played no small part in giving the economy a boost.
The most popular destinations are Whitby on the Yorkshire coast and favorites in the Lake District, Ambleside and Bowness-on-Windermere.
Weymouth in Dorset and Carbis Bay in Cornwall completed the top five most booked.
UK 5 day weather forecast
Fog and mist patches will clear, then most areas of the east with the best sunshine will dry. Cloudy with rain across Northern Ireland later spreading to other western areas.
Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:
The rain eases east on Monday, easing quickly as it does. First warm, then cooler air. Sun and scattered showers Tue/Wed, strongest Wednesday with risk of hail/thunderstorm.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/uk-weather-forecast-scorching-easter-26729235 UK weather forecast: Scorching Easter Sunday with 19C before heatwave ends