Easter weather promises April heatwave as Met Office predicts scorcher

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Brits are being warned to stock up on the sun cream for Easter as a welcome spell of warm weather will make some parts of the country warmer than Ibiza over the holiday weekend.

Good Morning Britain forecaster Laura Tobin has promised that it will get warmer throughout the week with tomorrow (Thursday, April 14) set to beat continental holiday hotspots such as Greece and Mallorca.

People in London and southern England can expect see temperatures nearing 20C on Thursday, while it will be a lowly 16C in Ibiza and Majorca. Greece will only see doing slightly better with highs of 17C in Chios and Thessaloniki, Kavala and Limnos.

Met Office meteorologist Annie Shuttleworth says the East of England will see the best of the weather with temperatures climbing as far as 22C by Thursday or Friday.

Further north, it’s a more mixed picture with cloudier and in some cases wetter weather prevailing in the north-west of the country, although forecasters are still uncertain where the dividing line will fall.

Met Office deputy chief meteorologist Dan Rudman said: “It’s bit of a mixed picture as far as weather is concerned over the long Easter weekend, although feeling warm in places, at least early in the weekend.

“A low pressure system to the north west of the UK will bring unsettled weather to the north," he added, "with some strong winds likely and rain in the north-west, which could impact driving conditions for some.

“However, further south it will be drier, especially in the south-east, although there will be varying amounts of cloud. Temperature are likely to be above average for the time of year, although low cloud might keep temperatures lower in coastal areas.”

Jim Dale, a meteorologist for British Weather Services, told The Sun: "The trend is for temperatures to rise.

"If things play out, we could be looking at 20C or 21C in the south over Easter."

Meanwhile, motorists have been warned that this weekend's Easter getaway is likely to be the busiest on the UK's roads in at least eight years.

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An estimated 21.5 million leisure trips will be made by car between Good Friday and Easter Monday, the RAC predicts.

That’s the highest total since the organisation began tracking motorists' Easter plans in 2014.

The busiest single day on the roads over the bank holiday weekend is expected to be Good Friday, so if you're planning to meet up with relatives over Easter be sure to take plenty of drinking water with you.

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