After a long winter, the UK is set to receive a heatwave next month in April.
Temperatures are usually at an average of 12 degrees in April but according to forecasters, highs during this heatwave could reach as much as 28C.
Met Office forecaster John Hammond said, “Spring will be in the air, with a gentle breeze from the warming continent and temperatures rising through the teens.”
“Wet weather will give way to sunshine, with a drier and warmer trend through mid-March.”
Speaking to the Daily Express, Jim Dale, senior meteorologist at British Weather Services said, “I think hot weather could come in fairly early as far as April is concerned perhaps.
“I know March is the start of Spring but I think we’re probably going to get properly into April before we start to see the searing sort of temperatures.
“I wouldn’t be surprised to see 26C, 27C, 28C in the middle of April.
“Longer-term, given what’s happening globally in terms of the temperature profiles in the southern hemisphere and what’s also happening in the United States, I would not be surprised if we started to see some big highlights – in whichever direction it goes, either cold or hot. It is more likely that we see those spikes of heat at early stages because of global warming.”