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The Easter weekend could be the hottest of the year so far

A blistering 22C mini-heatwave could be on the way in the UK

Ed Cunningham
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Ed Cunningham
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Brits, get your sun tan lotion ready. This weekend the mercury could hit a whopping 22C. That’s right, 22C – and on the four-day Easter bank holiday weekend, no less. Certainly beats the other week’s snow, that’s for sure.

Temperatures in the early part of the week will be windy and cloudy but still a pretty toasty 18C. From Thursday onwards, however, it could get so hot that it might feel like it’s early summer. Some areas of the UK could get as warm as 22C, especially in eastern and southern areas. Kent and Surrey are predicted to get the best of the sun.

The likes of Scotland and northern England are likely to be a little bit cloudier and colder – but they’ll still be quite warm. In other words, while the country’s currently caught up in a mix of international (godawful airlines and airports) and domestic (shit tons of rail closures) travel crises, you might not actually need to venture very far to have a balmy Easter weekend.

Of course, it’s worth bearing in mind that this is the UK. This country’s weather can be unpredictable at the best of times – so keep up to date with the Met Office’s forecast here.

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