Weather forecast UK LIVE: Met Office predicts 21C Easter Bank Holiday heatwave with London to be HOTTER than Nice

BRITS are in for an Easter scorcher with Good Friday to see baking temperatures of 21C hit London.

The weather has been hotting up since Wednesday and the long weekend will bring the hottest day of the year so far.

Temperatures this weekend will beat the previous weather record of 20.8C (69.4F) on 23 March.

Weather expert Annie Shuttleworth said: “If people are travelling for sunshine, then further eastern areas are more likely to see that brighter weather.”

She added: “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.”

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

  • Joseph Gamp

    Best of the weather to come tomorrow

    The Met Office said that the best of the weather will hit on Good Friday – ahead of the Easter weekend.

    They said that southerly airflow will bring the mild temperatures this weekend, with the mercury peaking at 22C in the south east.

    The forecasters added: “On Saturday we will see a mixture of clear and sunny spells with cloudier areas and some showers.

    “Those showers will be most likely in central and western areas early in the day but could develop elsewhere at times.

    “A few mist and fog patches inland at first and more extensive areas of low cloud and fog around some coasts will suppress temperatures a bit in those places, particularly in the east.

    “Elsewhere it will feel warm, especially in any sunshine, but perhaps slightly cooler than Friday.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    ‘Some very pleasant spring conditions’

    Neil Armstrong, Chief Meteorologist, said: “Most people will see some spells of decent bank holiday weather this weekend, and it will feel warm in places, particularly for the first half of the Easter break. 

    “However, a low-pressure system will affect the northwest of the UK later Sunday, bringing unsettled weather to the north with some strong winds and rain in the northwest, which could impact driving conditions for some, but further south it will be drier, especially in the southeast.  

    “There will be varying amounts of cloud, but temperatures are widely likely to be above average for the time of year, although low cloud might keep temperatures lower in coastal areas. 

    “However, where the sun comes out people can expect some very pleasant spring conditions.” 

  • Joseph Gamp

    Largely dry for Thursday evening says Met Office

    The Met Office says the weather remains fine across most areas of the UK this evening.

    It tweeted: "It's a largely dry theme for Thursday evening, with a mixture of clear intervals and cloud

    "Still some spells of rain affecting western Scotland and parts of Northern Ireland."

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    The Met Office believe climate change will hit much sooner than expected.

    Global temperatures will spike over 1.5C, potentially sooner than the next five years.

    They believe the hottest year ever will hit every soon and will knock 2016 off as the leader of hottest years.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Odds slashed

    Bookmakers are expecting a scorcher too, with Ladbrokes slashing its odds to 5/2 for it being the hottest Easter on record.

    Spokesman Alex Apati said: “It looks as though a record-breaking hot Easter could now be on the cards if the latest odds are anything to go by.”

  • The Sun

    UK weather summary – warm for the next five days

    Most areas will be dry and warm, with some sun shine tomorrow.

    This evening will be mild and dry, with little cloud cover during the night. There will however be misty pockets, especially near the coast.

    It is likely there may be some rain in the west of the UK.

    Friday will be lovely and warm with highs of 21C. The very early morning might see some fog lingering, which will disappear as the sun warms the ground.

    During the weekend there may still be some mists along the coast, but the weather will remain dry and balmy, reaching 19C.

    There will be plenty of sunny spells over the weekend. Cloud and rain will unfortunately appear in the northwest Sunday spreading slowly east on Monday.

  • The Sun

    Met Office warn of foggy patches covering the UK tonight

    Late night drivers will need to be careful of pockets of fog this evening after dark.

    While today's weather has warmed up for the most parts, drivers this evening will need to be careful of misty conditions and low lying clouds descending across roads. This will most likely occur in coastal areas.

    Foggy day at the Brocas, in Eton near WindsorCredit: Rex
  • The Sun

    Scotland's wet weather should clear for bank holiday

    Windy storms and rain continue to pour into the bank holiday weekend over Scotland and the north of England.

    However, it seems that the grey clouds should lift as the weekend goes on, according to the Met Office.

  • The Sun

    In pictures: Blustery and rainy weather hits Glasgow

    A rain storm has hit Glasgow, while the sun shines on in the south.

    A vast difference compared to the rest of the UK, Glaswegians don't forget their umbrellas as they step out of the office to grab some lunch today.

    Rainy and gusty weather saw people take to the streets wary of a change in conditionsCredit: Alamy
  • The Sun

    Kent enjoys lovely warm weather this afternoon

    Summer scenes in Minister on Sea, in Kent as people take a refreshing stroll across the beach.

    Beach goers are making the most of the lovely summery weather the UK is currently experiencing.

    Minster on Sea, Kent, has a hot, sunny and calm afternoonCredit: Alamy
  • The Sun

    Evenings will get warmer this weekend

    As temperatures rise, Brits will be in for a hot few nights ahead.

    This weekend is expected to get warmer, and beer garden tables are likely to get fully booked out as workers enjoy a four day weekend.

  • The Sun

    Pompey residents flock to the beach to soak up the sun at Portsmouth

    As Britain defrosts from a chilly winter, Brits head to the beach.

    Portsmouth beaches have proved to be the place to be today as people head to take in the ocean views ahead of Easter weekend.

    It appears residents are beating the crowds and enjoying the beaches before the busy bank holiday kicks off tomorrow.

    People on the beach in South Sea, Portsmouth as the Easter holidays begin.Credit: News Group
  • The Sun

    Sun is out, UV index rises this weekend

    Brits may need to reach for their sun cream this weekend as temperatures rise.

    Over the bank holiday weekend the sun will be out, and the UV index is rising to moderate for London and the south east of England.

    Remember to wear a sun block to prevent skin damage, even in fair weather.

    Slather up in sun cream this Bank Holiday weekend to prevent skin damageCredit: Alamy
  • Joseph Gamp

    Easter weekend set for pollen bomb

    BRITS are set for a pollen bomb this Easter weekend as the temperature creeps up.

    The Met Office warns of “very high” levels of spores for most of England going into the bank holiday weekend.

    It will aggravate symptoms for some of the 10 million Brits with hay fever, with one in five people estimated to have the condition.

    From Wednesday, all regions of England will have very high pollen counts, other than the North East which will have medium.

    The picture will stay the same all the way through until Saturday, the Met Office says, with predictions for Sunday not out yet.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Odds slashed

    Bookmakers are expecting a scorcher too, with Ladbrokes slashing its odds to 5/2 for it being the hottest Easter on record.

    Spokesman Alex Apati said: “It looks as though a record-breaking hot Easter could now be on the cards if the latest odds are anything to go by.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    NI & Scotland to see spells of rain, says Met Office

    The Met Office says Northern Ireland will see spells of rain this afternoon, as well as parts of Scotland.

    It tweeted: "Spells of rain will continue to fringe into Northern Ireland and western Scotland through #Thursday afternoon.

    "Staying drier elsewhere and feeling warm in any sunny intervals."

  • The Sun

    In pictures: Londoners enjoy a spring time stroll amongst the blossom

    As temperatures rise, Londoners make the most of the sun in Greenwich Park.

    The sun is officially out ahead of the Easter bank holiday, and temperatures are currently resting at a warm 19C in London and the south east today.

    The blooming blossom and blue skies today lift the spirits as people take a lovely stroll through an avenue of trees at Greenwich Park today
  • The Sun

    Stormy washout to hit after glorious Easter weekend

    This Easter bank holiday is expected to be fantastic with warm weather and sun

    Following the balmy highs of 21C this Easter bank holiday weekend, the rest of the week next week, is expected to be a total wash out.

    Widespread downpours, and chilly breezes are thought to set in on Tuesday, just as the bank holiday ends and the working week restarts.

  • Louis Allwood

    London forecast for today

    Areas of mist, fog and low cloud clearing through the morning to leave a largely dry day with bright or sunny spells.

    Feeling warm with light winds with maximum temperatures of 20 °C.

  • Louis Allwood

    'Some very pleasant spring conditions'

    Neil Armstrong, Chief Meteorologist, said: “Most people will see some spells of decent bank holiday weather this weekend, and it will feel warm in places, particularly for the first half of the Easter break. 

    “However, a low-pressure system will affect the northwest of the UK later Sunday, bringing unsettled weather to the north with some strong winds and rain in the northwest, which could impact driving conditions for some, but further south it will be drier, especially in the southeast.  

    “There will be varying amounts of cloud, but temperatures are widely likely to be above average for the time of year, although low cloud might keep temperatures lower in coastal areas. 

    “However, where the sun comes out people can expect some very pleasant spring conditions.” 

  • Louis Allwood

    Best of the weather to come tomorrow

    The Met Office said that the best of the weather will hit on Good Friday – ahead of the Easter weekend.

    They said that southerly airflow will bring the mild temperatures this weekend, with the mercury peaking at 22C in the south east.

    The forecasters added: "On Saturday we will see a mixture of clear and sunny spells with cloudier areas and some showers.

    "Those showers will be most likely in central and western areas early in the day but could develop elsewhere at times.

    "A few mist and fog patches inland at first and more extensive areas of low cloud and fog around some coasts will suppress temperatures a bit in those places, particularly in the east.

    "Elsewhere it will feel warm, especially in any sunshine, but perhaps slightly cooler than Friday."

  • Louis Allwood

    Temperatures on the rise

    Plenty of fine, dry and warm weather for many.

    Some coasts probably cloudier and cooler, and there will be some patchy rain or showers in places.

    Overall, temperatures will be on the rise with areas reaching 20C.

  • Louis Allwood

    Hayfever driving warning

    Motoring experts have warned that driving with hayfever symptoms could be classed as a "failure to have proper control of the vehicle and a full view of the road", which is punishable by a £1,000 in the Highway Code.

    Craig Forbes, motoring expert at Peter Vardy, says: "Drivers must take responsibility for assessing their own fitness to drive when experiencing symptoms.

    “There are ways to minimise symptoms of hay fever during spring, but if your eyes are extremely watery and you feel unwell, your driving could be impaired and you may wish to consider alternative travel in order to avoid a fine."

    Craig’s warning comes as the UK is set for a pollen bomb this Easter weekend. As temperatures are creeping up, the Met Office warned of “very high” levels of spores for most of England going into the bank holiday.

  • Louis Allwood

    Hay fever warning

    Hay fever sufferers though have been warned to take care as the pollen count is set to soar.

    Airborne allergens expert Max Wiseberg said: "The start of the tree pollen season has been slow, with the poor weather so far most of this spring.

    "But it looks as if the season could start in earnest with high pollen counts forecast across the South and East of England on Monday."

  • Louis Allwood

    Odds slashed

    Bookmakers are expecting a scorcher too, with Ladbrokes slashing its odds to 5/2 for it being the hottest Easter on record.

    Spokesman Alex Apati said: "It looks as though a record-breaking hot Easter could now be on the cards if the latest odds are anything to go by."

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