UK Weather Forecast: UK could be as hot as Greece with Bank Holiday looming

The UK could see temperatures of 18 degrees by mid-week as a wave of spring weather finally rears its head as we approach the bank holiday

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UK Weather: Met Office forecasts shift to warmer conditions

Parts of the UK could be as warm as Greece ahead of Easter weekend, hopes say.

Forecasters believe the UK will finally get warm spring weather, but it will be mainly in the south of England.

According to WXCharts data, residents of Kent and Surrey have been able to enjoy temperatures between 16 and 18ºC, the same as in the hottest part of Greece.

That would put it on par with the Greek city of Larissa – which is set to hit 18C this week.

Temperatures across the UK drop a few degrees towards the West Country and are closer to 13C or 14C.

The weather could change extremely next week

While the southern parts of Britain will be hit by warmer temperatures, the same cannot be said for the rest of the UK next week.

Temperatures will hover around 9C near Newcastle and other north-eastern regions.

The Met Office has said areas to the north will still face cool conditions, but overall the forecast is drier and less windy than of late.

Regions in Scotland are seeing the mercury in the single digits with a maximum of 7ºC.

The Met Office said: “Windy and fairly cloudy with some rain spreading to the north-east on Monday and Tuesday.

Sunday will be another mixed April day

“Drier and less windy on Wednesday. In the south it is getting warmer, in the north it stays cold.”

All hope is not lost, however, as forecasters are pointing to warmer temperatures for the bank holiday which may be in the cards for some.

Jim Dale, meteorologist for the UK Weather Service, said: “There are two weather systems threatening some rain next week, one at the beginning and one at the end of the week.

“However, temperatures look set to rise on Monday and that should be the trend for Easter.”

In western parts of the country, however, their plans could be dampened by rainfall.

An “erratic” jet stream will bring rain earlier this week, with the possibility of more showers at Easter.

Meteorologist Aidan McGivern said: “The jet stream will move erratically across the UK from early to mid next week, bringing showers or prolonged rain, particularly in the western parts of the country.”

By the end of the Easter weekend, temperatures are expected to drop towards zero in the early morning hours.

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