TEMPERATURES in the UK could climb to 20C or higher in the next couple of days as the fog clears in time for the bank holiday weekend.
Sunny spells across Britain will be a welcome relief from today’s misty weather and grey skies – and the above average temperatures could continue into next month.
Once today’s fog clears away, we’re looking at a warm Wednesday, with temperatures in the high teens, making hump day a little more bearable.
Early rain in the far-northwest will peter out, making way for blue skies and sunny spells across the UK.
The North Sea coastal areas could be a little cooler as a sea breeze pushes in, but the rest of the country is set to bask in highs of 17-19C, and even higher on Thursday.
The day will start with a little mist and fog as temperatures struggle to get above 5-7C overnight, but a warm sun will soon burn it off.
There will be a noticeable breeze in parts, but Thursday should bring temperatures of 20C and possibly even higher in the Midlands and east of England.
Southwest England could see some light showers throughout the day however.
Met Office Meteorologist Alex Deakin said: “Generally frost-free to start with on Wednesday, grey with some fog patches around and maybe a bit of drizzle in the far-north west, but that should peter out.
“Most places will be feeling an awful lot warmer with a bit more sunshine and temperatures really jumping up.
“During Thursday, most places dry and bright with sunny spells once the early mist has gone.
“With some sunshine temperatures will be climbing high, and we’re likely to see 20C on Thursday and those temperatures could climb even higher as we go into the long weekend.”
Sunny and dry conditions will been seen across much of the UK over the Easter bank holiday weekend.
Parts of the South East and London could reach highs of 24C, some forecasters say, but even Cardiff and parts of Northern Ireland will see temperatures reach 21C on Saturday.
And the “above average” temperatures could continue into May.
The UK could be hotter than St Tropez in the south of France, Corfu, Bodrum in southern Turkey, Spanish tourism hotspot Marbella, and the island of Majorca which is to be cloudy on Saturday and Sunday.