Britain Set To Be Hotter Than Majorca This Easter Weekend, Says Met Office

As if two four day weeks in a row wasn't good enough already, Britain is set to bask in sunshine and blue skies this Easter weekend, which will make the country hotter than Majorca.

According to forecasters, the weather gods are blessing us with a whole weekend of sunshine, giving the UK better weather than the Spanish beach resort.

Temperatures of 22C will arrive on Good Friday thanks to pressure blowing in from Europe and will reportedly last throughout the Bank Holiday - Easter Sunday could be the hottest day of the year, according to the Met Office.

Britain could be hotter than Majorca this weekend. Credit Unsplash
Britain could be hotter than Majorca this weekend. Credit Unsplash

Meteorologist Sophie Yeomans said: "Good Friday seems to be a fairly decent day, in many parts temperatures will be a fair bit warmer.

"Temperatures will go up throughout the week into the early 20s by Friday, with a chance of reaching 22C."

Meanwhile, Majorca is being forecast temperatures of between 12C for 19C for the bank holiday - here's hoping you haven't booked a last minute getaway to the Spanish island this weekend.

Temperatures will warm up throughout the week. Credit: Unsplash
Temperatures will warm up throughout the week. Credit: Unsplash

Brits still have to put up with chillier temperatures today (Monday, 15th April) but the weather will gradually warm up before Good Friday, potentially reaching 20C on Thursday.

Sophie explained: "Monday morning could be a cold one for many, with frost across central parts of England as well as East Wales and parts of Scotland.

"But it will become a bit milder than today, with temperatures picking up to around 14C. By Tuesday that will be around 15C, with highs of 17 or 18C expected on Thursday."

After reports of a 'washout' Easter weekend, Sophie explained why weather forecasts can be so conflicting.

"There is a lot of uncertainty around so that's why different reports sound conflicting," she said. "However, it is looking more likely to be warmer, dryer conditions. Temperatures in the low 20s - like 21C or 22C - are not out of the question."

The average temperatures for Easter weekend here in the UK usually come in around 14C.

A Bank Holiday with temperatures hotter than Majorca instead of the usual April showers sounds good to us.

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