Fine, clear blue skies and sunshine are expected throughout the weekend as temperatures soar. Met Office meteorologist Sophie Yeomans said: “There will be plenty of blue skies, sunshine really warm temperatures throughout the weekend. “Temperatures rising day-on-day with some record-breaking temperatures by the time we get to Sunday and Monday.”
However, a weather front in the northwest will bring spots of rain and cloud to northwestern parts of Scotland and some western counties of Northern Ireland on Saturday.
Ms Yeomans said the rest of the UK will enjoy clear skies.
She continued: “Elsewhere though, plenty of clear blue skies and sunshine around.
“We will see those temperatures rising to 25C in some parts of the southeast.
“Along those northeastern coast lines, where we’ve got an onshore breeze, we could see temperatures a little bit lower – 19C – which is still good for the time of year.”
In the evenings, clear skies mean that temperatures will fall quite quickly after the sun sets.
Parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland will see continuing cloud and rain going into the evening.
Ms Yeomans said: “As we head through the rest of the weekend though, we are looking at plenty of clear blue skies and sunshine across most of the UK.”
Temperatures will peak at 26C on Easter Sunday and 27C on Easter Monday.
Britain’s highest recorded Easter temperature was in 1949 when it hit 29.4C in North London, according to The Sun.
On Friday, the UK was warmer than Rome, Barcelona, Athens and Malta.
Over the weekend, up to 50,000 people are set to visit Bournemouth as temperatures rise.