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UK Set To Be Hotter Than Ibiza Over Easter Bank Holiday

Break out the barbecue for the long weekend!!

After that false start back in February - and this weekend’s ‘pollen bomb’ as a result of said ‘false start’- it looks like we may finally be in for some genuine spring weather. Yay.

And we’re not talking just about warm enough to take your coat off, we’re talking hotter than infamous Balearic party island hot. That’s right, good ol’ Blighty is set to enjoy the (relatively) scorching temperatures of 20C over the coming Easter bank holiday weekend.

Don’t get too excited just yet though - temperatures aren’t due to start rising until Thursday, with the mercury struggling to hit double figures throughout the early part of the week.

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Speaking to Metro, Met Office meteorologist Helen Roberts said: “We could see temperatures up to 20C in some places, but it will be warm across the board for Easter.”

And Easter could just be the start, with some forecasters suggesting we could be in for a three-month heatwave and a record-breakingly hot spring.

The mercury could hit the dizzying heights of 26C with a Met Office spokesperson saying: "For March-May, above-average temperatures are more likely than below-average.

The probability UK average temperatures will fall into the warmest of our five categories is 50 per cent. The coldest category is 10 per cent.

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And the temperatures could even see this spring breaking going down in history, with the Weather Outlook's Brian Gaze saying there’s even potential for it to be the hottest on record.

Mr Gaze said: "With computer models strongly favouring a warm spring, there is potential for the record for the hottest spring to be challenged. Highs of 26C are likely in April.

“Plumes of warm air from Africa are expected. And there is an increased chance of a hot and settled summer due to the trend for more high pressure, which brings hot conditions in summer.”

Can’t wait!