UK weather: Brits set to bask in record-breaking 24C heatwave over Easter period

16 March 2020, 11:21

The blazing heatwave is set to hit the country over the entire Easter period and will be the hottest since records began.

This April is predicted to be Britain's hottest Easter period since records started, a whopping 136 years ago.

Forecasters have stated this is due to the high pressure and mercury sweeping in over the upcoming few weeks.

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We've missed the glorious sunshine here in the UK
We've missed the glorious sunshine here in the UK. Picture: PA

Brian Gaze, a forecaster for The Weather Outlook, revealed to the Express: “Long-range forecasts show 24C would be expected from later in the Easter period.

“South-westerly winds are likely to pull up subtropical air at times.

“With models strongly backing a warm spring, the record for the hottest spring is expected to come under pressure.”

The British Easter holiday period will last from April 4th until the 19th, with the hot weather expected towards later in the holiday.

It's set to be a blistering few weeks
It's set to be a blistering few weeks. Picture: Getty

It's a nice break from the cold, wet and windy weather we've had so far in 2020!

As well as forecasters' predictions, bookmakers Coral have also cut odds on this Easter holiday being the hottest on record.

Their odds are slashed all the way from 3/1 to 5/4.

Harry Aitkenhead, a representative of Coral revealed: “Spring looks glorious after a soaking winter.”

The hot days will hit us across the holidays
The hot days will hit us across the holidays. Picture: PA

Some other good news is that all of March through until May is now expected to be a lovely 55 per cent warmer than average.

This tops the gorgeous 2027 spring, which was the warmest since records started.

However, before we get to enjoy the heatwave, Brits will have to endure a -3C chill and heavy rain.