Brits to roast in 22C heatwave over Easter Bank Holiday weekend

Britain is set to roast in a 22C mini heatwave over the Easter weekend – the same time the current UK coronavirus lockdown could end.

A burst of hot air will send temperatures soaring towards the glorious mid-20s in just two weeks’ time, according to weather charts.

The latest forecast on WXCharts shows an area of high pressure will sweep the UK on the weekend of April 11 and 12.

Temperatures will then rocket into the late-teens and low-20s for the entire nation to deliver a Bank Holiday weekend scorcher.

The predicted weather would come in the same time frame the UK coronavirus lockdown is due to end on Monday, April 13 – the Bank Holiday Monday.

But the government could extend the three-week lockdown, and it has already said it will review the situation before making a decision.

The weather forecast comes as much-needed good news for Brits amid the Covid-19 crisis gripping the country.

As the nation hunkers indoors, Brits have been voicing their disappointment at the current glorious weather.

Sunshine and blue skies have bathed the country in recent days, but due to the lockdown people have been forced to stay indoors.

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And the Spring-like weather conditions look set to continue for the rest of the week – especially in the south where there’s no rain forecast and only sunshine and clouds predicted.

Temperatures are also set to continue to rise, starting from the low-teens at the start of next week, and ending at around 16C by the end of the week.

The Met Office forecast from next Wednesday states: “For Wednesday, the south of the UK should see clear and sunny spells, whilst elsewhere is likely to be cloudier with the odd spot of rain or drizzle in the north.

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“Over Thursday and Friday, conditions should continue to become more unsettled from the north, with further outbreaks of rain and strengthening winds pushing southwards.

“Looking further ahead, the unsettled conditions are likely to become more established. This will bring spells of rain, which are likely to be more persistent and heavy across the northwest, followed by spells of sunshine and showers.

“There could be strong winds at times, particularly towards the north where it is also expected to be colder. The south of the UK could be milder, with the driest conditions mostly likely towards the southeast.”

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