UK weather forecast LIVE – Easter weekend MIRACLE with temperatures to suddenly hit 20C making it hotter than Greece

BRITAIN is set to be as hot as Greece by midweek as scorching 18C Spring heat blasts through the UK.

According to data available from WXCharts, temperatures are expected to reach mid-teens in the southeast of England by Wednesday.

Regions including London, East and West Sussex will enjoy a warm spell ahead of the Easter weekend.

Residents in Kent and Surrey could enjoy temperatures ranging from 16 and 18 degrees, the same temperatures as the hottest part of Greece – where temperatures around the Greek port city of Thessaloniki will sit at a milder 15C and 16C.

Met Office weather meteorologist Aidan McGivern has also said: “Warmer weather is on the way for the start of the week, and we could even see 20C in the southeast.

“The general trend is for it to turn warmer with higher pressure increasingly likely through the week and into the following week.

“There is still the chance of some rain mainly in the west.”

Read our UK weather blog below for the latest forecasts and updates.

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    Stay in the know about the rainfall in your area

    The Met Office tool shows almost live rainfall across the UK.

    The map shows rainfall radar at five minute intervals.

    Find out here where and when rain might fall where you are.

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    What does it mean when they talk about high and low pressure?

    The type of pressure can cause different weather at different times of the year.

    High and low pressure systems have a direct impact on the weather we experience in the UK.

    In Summer, high pressure tends to bring about the bright, warm days we look forward to.

    In the Winter, high pressure instead brings dry, cold, frosty days.

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    Next week looks set to be another week of ups and downs

    The last few weeks have had days with all the weathers it seems, and next week appears to be no different.

    Starting off with mist and fog, there’ll be mainly fine days throughout the South and eastern areas with light winds.

    For the rest of the time, there will likely be rain and clouds, with bursts of sunshine and heavier winds.

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    Drier weather expected as the month goes on

    Higher pressure as we leave Spring and enter Summer is on its way

    Dry, warm weather is on the horizon, particularly in the South though overnight frosts are to be expected.

    Longer spells of dry, settled weather can be looked forward to.

  • Louis Allwood

    Manchester forecast tonight

    A largely dry evening with some clear intervals to begin.

    Turning cloudier into the night with outbreaks of rain, heavy at times, arriving towards dawn.

    A mild night with breezy winds easing with minimum temperatures of 6 °C.

  • Louis Allwood

    'Further eastern areas more likely to see brighter weather'

    Met Office meteorologist Annie Shuttleworth said despite the heat, the North West will also experience some lingering cloud, making eastern areas the best destination for sun-seekers over the weekend.

    She said: "If people are travelling for sunshine, then further eastern areas are more likely to see that brighter weather.

    "I think in the main for the bank holiday weekend, we'll see temperatures quite widely above average across the UK and hopefully they could be very warm in the South East in particular.

    "Warmer than average certainly, but nowhere near heatwave criteria.

    "It will definitely be warmer than the week we've just had and last week."

  • Louis Allwood

    UK forecast for tomorrow

    Cloud and showery rain affecting many areas, with a chance of thunder by afternoon.

    Some bright warm spells across parts of the south. Chilly, grey and damp for the northeast.

  • Louis Allwood

    'Increasingly warm' in London

    From Wednesday to Friday Londoners will notice it becoming Increasingly warm.

    There will be sunny spells Wednesday with cloudier periods and scattered showers.

    Thursday and Friday largely dry and bright but there will be the odd morning mist and fog patches likely, slower to clear around coasts.

  • Louis Allwood

    London forecast for tonight

    A dry but increasingly cloudy evening with an area of rain, perhaps heavy, will arrive in the south around midnight and push northwards.

    Winds easing away from eastern coasts with minimum temperatures of 8 °C.

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    Not the same weather for all today

    Showers for some and cloudy for many across the country.

    Today's been warmer and sunnier in many areas than it has been in others.

    Thunder may be on the cards for southern and central England and Wales.

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    Find out what the Met Office is saying about the weather near you over Easter weekend

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    Temperatures in the capital to reach 20C this week

    Saturday is set to be the hottest day of the year so far.

    After a few cloudy days and some showers, there is warmth and cause for ice creams around the corner.

    Right in time for Easter weekend, if you're in London this weekend, you're in luck – Saturday and Sunday should be about 20C with Sunday being the drier of the two days.

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    Drier weather expected as the month goes on

    Higher pressure as we leave Spring and enter Summer is on its way

    Dry, warm weather is on the horizon, particularly in the South though overnight frosts are to be expected.

    Longer spells of dry, settled weather can be looked forward to.

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    Next week looks set to be another week of ups and downs

    The last few weeks have had days with all the weathers it seems, and next week appears to be no different.

    Starting off with mist and fog, there'll be mainly fine days throughout the South and eastern areas with light winds.

    For the rest of the time, there will likely be rain and clouds, with bursts of sunshine and heavier winds.

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    What does it mean when they talk about high and low pressure?

    The type of pressure can cause different weather at different times of the year.

    High and low pressure systems have a direct impact on the weather we experience in the UK.

    In Summer, high pressure tends to bring about the bright, warm days we look forward to.

    In the Winter, high pressure instead brings dry, cold, frosty days.

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    The hot weather is right around the corner but there are ways to stay cool in the heat

    It's great when it's hot, but when it's too hot it can be uncomfortable

    In England there is an average 2000 heat-related deaths each year.

    Older people, and particularly those with underlying health conditions are at more risk due to heat.

    The main problem is a lack of water. Dehydration can be very dangerous.

    Overheating can cause breathing issues, particularly for those who already have a problem with their breathing.

    And heatstroke or heat exhaustion can cause fainting and other issues.

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    The rest of the week is looking mostly dry

    Some sunshine throughout the rest of the week.

    Dry for most from Wednesday onwards, some sunshine, but low cloud often around coasts.

    Cloudier with occasional rain in the northwest.

    Continuing warm.

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    As it gets sunnier, make sure you protect yourself from UV

    We can't see UV but it can be very dangerous.

    We hear often about protecting our skin but our eyes are actually 10 times more sensitive than our skin.

    Sunglasses are the best way to protect our eyes from UV damage.

    Wraparound glasses are the best type as they block out the light. Besides that, it's best to wear glasses between 11am and 3pm.

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    Stay in the know about the rainfall in your area

    The Met Office tool shows almost live rainfall across the UK.

    The map shows rainfall radar at five minute intervals.

    Find out here where and when rain might fall where you are.

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    Dealing with hay fever? Climate change might affect it

    One of the main things to consider is increased rainfall.

    Increased rainfall may make pollen season lengthen, causing pollen concentration to increase.

    There may also be a change in the distribution of allergenic plants. These plants produce more pollen which would also increase the pollen concentration in the air.

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    What's tonight's weather like?

    Chilly across Scotland but no sign of snow.

    Mild throughout the rest of UK, especially southern England and Wales.

    Cloudy with rain or showers, some heavy bursts spreading north across England and Wales later.

    Windy.

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    As the day draws on, the rain is moving north

    The southwest will experience mainly dry spells throughout the rest of today.

    The showery rain in the southwest from this morning is clearing and moving northwards across many other western and northern areas.

    It'll be mostly dry with some sunny spells elsewhere, especially southern and eastern England. Windy but warmer.

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    What's Easter weekend weather going to be like?

    Mainly light winds and low coastal clouds.

    Rain, winds and cloud will be the predominant factors this weekend. Be sure to take your umbrella with you!

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  • Milica Cosic

    Make the most of the warm weather, as it may not last

    Jim Dale, the founder of British Weather Services, told Express.co.uk that “there’s definitely warmth there” ahead of the weekend.

    He noted the “sun has got its hat on”, which will likely stay for a “settled, pleasant Easter”.

    But those who love the balmy days should make the most of them.

    By the end of the Easter weekend, temperatures will dip toward zero in the early mornings.

    WXCharts says the south-east and north-west of the country will wake to -1C on Monday, April 18.

    It'll be colder still in Wales, with -2C predicted.

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