Better than the Med! Britain set to bask in Easter sunshine

Katy Holland

Britain will bask in glorious sunshine over the Easter weekend, with balmy temperatures that will put most of the Med in the shade.

The news will be a welcome boost for millions of people planning to stay home for the bank holiday break.

According to the Met Office, the mercury will rise to 22C by Thursday in London, making it hotter here than in Rome (21C), Athens(18C) and even Majorca (19C).

The whole country looks set to enjoy settled weather too, with only a few scattered showers predicted. Even the north of England will see temperatures as high as 17 or 18 degrees, with dry, sunny spells forecast for much of the UK.

And the predicted hot spell will continue until at least April 29th, meaning the royal couple can look forward to a dry, sunny day for their celebrations.

Met Office forecaster Rebecca Sherwin said: 'As we go into the weekend and beyond I think generally the weather is going to be fine and dry with the possibility of a few showers, particularly in coastal areas.

'Across the Midlands and Northern England the temperature will be around 17 or 18 degrees.
'The average temperature for this time of year is around 14 or 14.5C in London , 13-14 for other parts of central and southern England as well as some parts of Wales and around 11 to 12C for northern England, with the temperature a little bit cooler in Scotland.

'Weather in the south and the south west looks similar to what we have at the moment.'

Although Ms Sherwin said it was too early to say for definite what the weather would bring on the weekend of the Royal wedding, but she said: 'The UK-wide outlook for that period, at the moment, we are expecting it to stay fairly settled.'

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