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BRITS are in for a balmy Easter Bank Holiday as temperatures are set to rise to a sun-kissed 16C by midweek.

Temperatures will reach the 16C in London by Wednesday ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend, which see the mercury reach 18C.

During the same time, temperatures around the Greek port city of Thessaloniki sit at a milder 15C

While Easter may see warmer conditions thanks to a high-pressure system moving in, maps from WXCharts also show that it could dip to -6C the weekend after.

British Weather Services meteorologist Jim Dale said: “There are two weather systems which threaten some rain next week, one at the start and one at the end of the week.

“However, temperatures look like they are picking up on Monday and this should be the trend into Easter.”

Read our UK weather blog below for the latest forecasts and updates…

  • Storm Diego causing chaos in Europe

    France is preparing for Storm Diego, which could hit the UK’s south-eastern coastlines.

    Strong winds and storms are forecast to reach France on Friday, which might also affect the coastlines of the UK.

    Th4 UK may need to prepare for a spell of bad weather if the storm does reach England.

  • In pictures: Stunning sunrise over Sunderland, Tyne & Wear

    The beautiful image below shows a stunning sunrise over the north-east of England this morning.

    The sky was lit up orange over the Roker lighthouse in Sunderland among chilly conditions.

    Brits in other parts of the country also woke up today to bright skies, but a chilly westerly breeze.

    A beautiful but freezing morning as the sun rises above the Roker lighthouse in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
    A beautiful but freezing morning as the sun rises above the Roker lighthouse in Sunderland, Tyne and WearCredit: Simon Woodley / Animal News Agency
  • Short weather summary for Monday

    The Met Office has released a short but sweet summary for Monday’s weather.

    The forecast reads: “Morning rain in the west and southwest spreads into northern England and southern Scotland later.

    “Mostly dry elsewhere and some sunny spells, especially southern and eastern England. Windy.”

  • Met Office reveals temperatures fell to as low as -6C last night

    Britain will be treated to warm, sunny conditions next week ahead of a balmy Bank Holiday heatwave for Easter.

    However, despite glorious sunshine being seen this morning across the UK, it remains fairly chilly for most.

    According to a Met Office chart, overnight temperatures plummeted to a low of -6C in Sennybridge.

    You can check out the weather agency’s chart in the tweet below.

  • Brits treated to bright but chilly Sunday ahead of Easter heatwave

    Temperatures will reach 16C this week ahead of the long-awaited Easter Bank holiday weekend.

    The Met Office says the north will be comparatively chilly and less windy than the south over the course of the week.

    Meanwhile, showers across northern Scotland have started to slowly fade, with a max temperature of 7C forecast for the week ahead.

    However, it’s getting cloudier for the west, with Northern Ireland set to experience periods of rainy weather during the Bank Holiday weekend.

  • Weather outlook for Monday to Wednesday

    The Met Office said: “Cloudy and breezy with some rain spreading northeast during Monday and Tuesday.

    “Drier and less windy on Wednesday.

    “Becoming warmer in the south, but remaining cold in the north.”

  • A chilly but bright start this morning, says MEt Office

    This morning will be bright but chilly, according to a forecast from the Met Office.

    It tweeted: “A chilly but bright start to Sunday for many.

    “But turning cloudier in the west, particularly Northern Ireland.

    “Showers across northern Scotland slowly fading.”

  • BRITS to face Easter weekend scorcher as temperatures soar to 18C

    The Met office predicts warmer weather on the horizon after the mercury dropped to -5C last week. 

    Next week’s weather is set to turn milder and the heat is expected to reach mid-teens in the southeast of England by Wednesday – before rising to 18C over the Bank Holiday Weekend.

    According to the WXCharts, Brits in Kent and Surrey could enjoy temperatures as hot as various parts of Greece. 

    However, the mercury could drop to -6C with 12 centimetres of snow after the sunny Easter weekend. 

    And from April 18, the temperatures could plummet again to -1C across the southeast and northwest regions while the western parts are set for a rainy start. 

  • £5,000 grants on offer for heat pump installations at home

    £5,000 grants are on offer to help households install environmentally-friendly heat pumps.

    Homeowners won’t be charged VAT on them either.

    These heat pumps are designed to wean households off gas and oil boilers, with home heating being responsible for roughly 14 per cent of the UK’s CO2 emissions.

    The government intends to ban gas boilers from new-build homes by 2025, making heat pumps and their extra equipment an attractive alternative.

    For existing homes, the target year is 2035.

  • Expect a sunny Sunday, Met Office suggests

    A sunny Sunday is on the way for many Brits, according to the Met Office.

    However, expect a cold start to the day with mostly dry conditions.

    The weather is set to get milder as the day progresses, but it should change in the evening.

    Cloud and rain is expected to move in from the west overnight.

    The Met Office expects the rain to downpour into Monday.

  • Brits to see -5C lows and 4 inches of snow coming soon

    Brits are set to see freezing temperatures by the end of the week – with lows of -6C and around 12 centimetres of snow.

    Arctic air from the north will gradually take a grip over the whole country, and as The met Office warns, the cold air “will win out eventually” by the end of the week.

    Maps from WXCharts show temperatures getting as low as -4C on Thursday and could dip to -5C over the weekend with widespread frost across the UK.

    Snow is also set to continue in Scotland with around 12 centimetres likely to fall and stretching further south.

  • The weather didn’t stop people dressing up at Aintree

    Despite the wet weather reports, guests have continued to get into the party spirits with their bets at the ready. 

    This year has been no different to any others, as hordes of people are dressed up to the nines. 

    Many were spotted toasting to the weekend, dressed in bright and pastel colour dresses along with some astounding fascinators. 

    And while winds are still high, attendees were not deterred arriving in an array of sleeveless dresses and sky high heels. 

  • Highs of 15C in London today

    A cold and frosty start, then a dry and bright morning with long sunny spells and light winds.

    Cloudier into the afternoon with some hazy sunshine but staying dry with maximum temperatures of 15 °C.

  • London Sunday to Wednesday outlook

    A chilly start and then most areas will be fine, dry and bright.

    Still a few showers over the far north of Scotland though but feeling warmer than on Saturday.

    On Monday and Tuesday it will be breezy and rather cloudy with some rain spreading northeast.

    It will be drier and less windy on Wednesday however becoming warmer in the south, but remaining chilly in the north.

  • Freezing night ahead for those in Manchester

    A dry evening and night with largely clear skies, but some high cloud at times.

    Light winds with a frost for many with minimum temperatures of -3 °C.

  • RNLI and Met Office issue stark advice on cold water shock during Easter holidays

    With the Easter holidays coming round the corner, many people will flock to the beaches and swim in the sea.

    But meteorologist Alex Deakin has issued a stark warning on a video featured on the Met Office’s Twitter account, to those who plan to do so.

    He said: “The sea takes a lot longer to warm up than land, and it’s always pretty chilly in the sea, especially in March and April, which is when the temperature is at its lowest.”

    In the same video, RNLI lifeguard Henry Irvine agreed with Mr Deakin, and said to anyone suffering from cold water shock: “Relax, don’t panic, and float on your back.”

  • Weather outlook for Monday to Wednesday

    The Met Office said: “Cloudy and breezy with some rain spreading northeast during Monday and Tuesday.

    “Drier and less windy on Wednesday.

    “Becoming warmer in the south, but remaining cold in the north.”

  • Storm Diego to cause chaos

    France prepares for Storm Diego, which could hit the south easterly coastlines of the UK

    Strong winds and storms are forecast to reach France on Friday, which might also affect the coastlines of the UK.

    There will be rain and snow, and the UK may need to prepare for some bad weather if the storm does reach England.

    WXCharts has predicted snowfall across Scotland, Wales and the north of England tomorrow.

  • In pictures: Lone swimmer braves freezing sea in Lyme Regis, Dorset

    Britain has been experiencing a north/south divide in the weather.

    Some areas are experiencing cold air and sunshine, while other are being subjected to torrential rain and gale-force winds.

    And the eye-watering image below shows a lone swimmer about to brave an early morning dip in the resort of Lyme Regis in Dorset.

  • Brits to see -5C lows and 4 inches of snow coming soon

    Brits are set to see freezing temperatures by the end of the week – with lows of -6C and around 12 centimetres of snow.

    Arctic air from the north will gradually take a grip over the whole country, and as The met Office warns, the cold air “will win out eventually” by the end of the week.

    Maps from WXCharts show temperatures getting as low as -4C on Thursday and could dip to -5C over the weekend with widespread frost across the UK.

    Snow is also set to continue in Scotland with around 12 centimetres likely to fall and stretching further south.

  • Tomorrow’s 4cast

    The Met Office have released their 4cast for tomorrow.

    It will be a chilly start and then most areas will be fine, dry and bright.

    Still a few showers over the far north of Scotland though.

  • Cardiff’s evening weather

    Any showers soon fading away to leave a dry night with lengthy clear periods.

    Given light winds, a widespread and in places a sharp frost is expected with minimum temperatures of -5 °C.

  • The weather didn’t stop people dressing up at Aintree

    Despite the wet weather reports, guests have continued to get into the party spirits with their bets at the ready. 

    This year has been no different to any others, as hordes of people are dressed up to the nines. 

    Many were spotted toasting to the weekend, dressed in bright and pastel colour dresses along with some astounding fascinators. 

    And while winds are still high, attendees were not deterred arriving in an array of sleeveless dresses and sky high heels. 

  • Highs of 15C in London tomorrow

    A cold and frosty start, then a dry and bright morning with long sunny spells and light winds.

    Cloudier into the afternoon with some hazy sunshine but staying dry with maximum temperatures of 15 °C.

  • London Sunday to Wednesday outlook

    A chilly start and then most areas will be fine, dry and bright.

    Still a few showers over the far north of Scotland though but feeling warmer than on Saturday.

    On Monday and Tuesday it will be breezy and rather cloudy with some rain spreading northeast.

    It will be drier and less windy on Wednesday however becoming warmer in the south, but remaining chilly in the north.

Source: thesun

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