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UK weather forecast – Exact date Easter weekend heatwave will end after Good Friday scorcher kicks off holiday break

FORECASTERS have revealed the exact date that the Easter Holiday scorcher will end, encouraging Brits to make the most of the weather. 

Today's temperature in St James’ Park hit 22C, beating the previous record of 20.8C set in London on 23 March and Cornwall on 25 March.


Sizzling sunshine is set to last all weekend, with most of the UK basking in 23C this weekend – beating Ibiza and Mallorca. 

But the good weather will only last until Tuesday, April 19, when some showers and cooler temperatures will hit. 

Millions of people are set to hit the road to make the most of the hot weather over the Easter weekend. 

The Met Office has urged beach-goers to “stick on the sunscreen” and drink plenty of weather to protect themselves from the high UV levels. 

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Meteorologist Greg Dewhurst told The Sun: “It’s looking like a pretty good Easter Weekend overall across the country. 

“There will be plenty of dry weather and sunny spells, with some light showers in Scotland. 

"The weather becomes more changeable into next week with temperatures expected to return to average on Tuesday or Wednesday, but many places will still see sunny spells then.

"Rain affecting Northern Ireland and western Scotland, becoming more widespread on Monday and turning cooler. Sunshine and showers on Tuesday."

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Hay fever sufferers though have been warned to take care as the pollen count is set to soar as temperatures sizzle. 

UV rays could hit 6 in parts of the UK, which is considered “high” by the Met Office, and has been caused by slightly depleted stratospheric ozone.

Chief Meteorologist Neil Armstrong said: “Most people will see some spells of decent bank holiday weather this weekend, and it will feel warm in places, particularly for the first half of the Easter break. 

“However, a low-pressure system will affect the northwest of the UK later Sunday, bringing unsettled weather to the north with some strong winds and rain in the northwest, which could impact driving conditions for some, but further south it will be drier, especially in the southeast.  

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“There will be varying amounts of cloud, but temperatures are widely likely to be above average for the time of year, although low cloud might keep temperatures lower in coastal areas. 

“However, where the sun comes out people can expect some very pleasant spring conditions.” 

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