WESTERN spring time will return for Easter weekend – and the British will be sunbathing at 20C after the bitter Arctic explosion.
Mercury will be launched after bizarre weather conditions in which lambs were lifted into the air by a tornado at a speed of 144mph, freezing frost and a very undesirable return of winter snow.
Last night it was cool -6C in parts of the United Kingdom, but by the middle of next week, it was set to be an incredible 26C more than that, with possible maximum temperatures up to 20C.
Met Office forecasters said the weather would be “mostly dry with light winds” – although it is likely to be cloudy near the coast.
Meteorologists say the best day for heat will probably be Wednesday.
“By Thursday, there will probably be showers in some places, and the rain could spread to the far west later,” they said.
“In the rest of the period, the northwest-southeast time interval is likely to form, and the northwest will remain more volatile with strong winds and occasional rain.
“Some rain may occasionally spread to parts of the southeast initially, but it is likely to dry up and generally become much more settled, although perhaps quite cloudy, in the south, with weaker winds by the end of this period.
“Temperatures are expected to be above average and occasionally warm for the south.”
Aidan McGivern of the Met Office said: “Warmer weather is coming from early next week.
“We could even see 20C in the southeast.”
Jim Dale, founder of British Weather Services, told Express.co.uk that “there is definitely heat there” ahead of the weekend.
He noted that “the sun put on his hat”, which will probably remain for “a peaceful, pleasant Easter”.
But those who like mild days should make the most of them.
By the end of the Easter weekend, temperatures will drop to zero in the early morning hours.
WXCharts says the southeast and northwest of the country will wake up to -1C on Monday, April 18th.
It will be even colder in Wales, and -2C is forecast.