Warm and sunny weather to settle over Britain this weekPA

People all over the UK have been flocking to parks and beaches to soak up the Spring sunshine - and there's more to come.

Forecasters are predicting that temperatures could reach as high as 20C for the coming week - meaning that Britain is set to be hotter than Athens, Antalya and even Ibiza, where the mercury is not expected to rise higher than 16C this week.

Southern and eastern parts of England are likely to be the warmest, say forecasters.

The Met Office says it will be sunny and dry with very mild temperatures in most parts because a band of high pressure is settling over Britain for the next few days.



England and Wales will start off dry, with mist and low cloud soon dispersing to leave sunshine, while Scotland and the north west will start off with drizzle and cloud with sunshine beginning to break through across south-west Scotland during the day.

According to The Sun newspaper, private weather forecaster MetoGroup has predicted that temperatures could reach as high as 21C on Wednesday.

The average daily high for this time of year is just 9.3C.

The Met Office is expecting the warm spell to last until Friday, so if you're thinking of booking a day off to soak up some sun, now's your chance...



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