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Easter heatwave: Brits soak up the sun as UK enjoys soaring temperatures
16 April 2022, 15:18
Sun-seekers have swarmed beaches along the coast as the UK enjoys a mini-heatwave over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.
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Good Friday saw the hottest day of the year so far in the UK, with the mercury hitting 23.4C in St James's Park in central London, making it hotter than California.
Saturday is looking slightly cooler, but temperatures could hit 22C in parts of southern and central England, the Met Office said.
Met Office meteorologist Simon Partridge said: "It will be a fairly cloudy start to the morning before developing into a rather fine and sunny day on the most part.
"Areas in the central and southern England, such as the West Midlands, are most likely to reach the low twenties.
"It will then become gradually cooler going into Sunday, with showers in Scotland and Northern Ireland, while most other areas should remain pleasant."
Another warm day is expected across the country with temperatures widely above average for mid April👇 pic.twitter.com/6ehb1DPFfa— Met Office (@metoffice) April 16, 2022
More widely, some regions will reach the low twenties while parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland will reach the mid-to-high teens.
Some parts, mostly central and western areas, could see some cloud earlier in the day with mist and fog patches inland at first.
Forecasters say Easter Sunday will be cooler, although probably drier than Saturday, with showers confined mainly to the north and west ahead of a wetter Monday.
Tomorrow, weather forecaster, WXCharts has predicted highs of 15C in the south, 16C in the north and 15C in Scotland.