Published On: Wed, Apr 17th, 2019

BBC Weather: Britain to BASK in 25C as heatwave hits on Easter weekend | Weather | News

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Temperatures will begin to gradually rise throughout Wednesday and will reach peak levels on Saturday. BBC Weather forecaster Carol Kirkwood warned the hot will hit the whole country with temperatures ranging between 17C and 25C. She said: “We do have some rain first thing this morning. The rain across parts of Scotland, some drizzling pieces across parts of England and we’ve also got some dense fog to watch out across England and especially central-southern England heading towards the south-west.

“But when that lifts, we’re looking at a nice day, sunny, and mostly dry.

“And our temperatures up to 20C, possibly 21C.”

The weather forecaster explained the change in temperatures is due to south-easterly warm winds coming from the continent sweeping away the cold Arctic air. 

She added: “The wind direction is changing, so instead of the cool northern-easterly we’ve had we’re going to be pulling in more of a south-easterly wind from the Continent.

“As we start the day on Thursday there will be some mist and fog to get rid of first but when that lifts we’re looking at a dry day and sunny day.

“Yes, if any cloud comes round there is an isolated chance of a shower and we’re looking at 20-21C, 17C in Edinburgh, 15C in Glasgow, 19C in Cardiff.

“Then for Good Friday a dry day and a sunny day. With lengthy sunny spells.

“Temperatures rise to easily 21C in London and Edinburgh, 22C in Cardiff, 17C in Belfast.

“Possibly even a little bit higher. As we head on into Saturday we see the temperatures climb.

“Somewhere close to London could be hit by 24C, possibly even 25C.”

According to the , temperatures could reach more than 10C higher than the average for this time of year. 

Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Steve Willington said: “From Wednesday (April 17) temperatures will start to rise day by day and with the sun getting stronger at this time of year, it’s going to feel warm or very warm by the time we get to Good Friday and Easter Saturday.”

“Temperatures will reach into the low 20s Celsius quite widely and there’s a good chance some places in the south could see temperatures peaking around 23 Celsius. 

“With temperatures usually around 10 to 13 Celsius at this time of year, it’s certainly going to be significantly warmer than average this Easter weekend and quite a contrast to the colder weather we have seen so far this month.”

These warm temperatures are good news for anyone planning an Easter barbecue. 

However, those hoping to relax in the hot weather this weekend should make the most of it, as it could turn cooler from Easter Sunday. 

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