Brits were basking in the much-awaited sunshine today as temperatures hit 14C – but the Met Office has warned that they may drop to a bitter 4C overnight.
Many were seen in many parts of the country making the most of the spring weather.
However, from mid-week the Met Office has warned that Britons should brace for ‘rain and showers spreading east’ and ‘lingering in places on Thursday’.
Luckily, Brits who are looking to make the most out of the sunny and dry weather will be able to do so from Good Friday to Easter Monday.
It comes as England saw its wettest recorded March in more than 40 years, with 111.3mm of rain falling.
People enjoying the warm weather and sunshine near Kings Cross Station in London today
People pictured enjoying a drink in the sun in Manchester City Centre
People pictured out punting on the River Cam in Cambridge and enjoying the sunshine after a cold and frosty start to the day
Blue skies and glorious sunshine pictured at Scarborough South Bay in North Yorkshire
Tonight however is expected to feel a little chilly as the mercury could drop to 4C.
Outbreaks of rain will slowly clear eastwards during the evening but will tend to linger across eastern areas for much of the night. Further west will be mainly dry however there will be large areas of cloud around and a chance of showers.
While many areas across the UK can finally look forward to some drier and sunnier weather, it will be a cold start to the Easter weekend for some in the southern and eastern parts of the UK.
The high pressure weather which passed through during the beginning of the week will give way to fronts pushing eastwards, and is set to bring ‘wetter weather’ from Wednesday.
And temperatures are set to to go higher up around mid-April, with warmer conditions expected.
In their latest forecast, the Met Office has predicted that sunny spells will become ‘increasingly common’ across the UK over the first two weeks of April. And there are predictions that temperatures could reach 20C for this period.
But looking at the Easter weekend, according to the Met Office, many parts of the UK ‘are expected to see mostly fine and dry weather’.
While possible heavy showers will follow on from Thursday, the weather forecaster has said said that the weather is set to become ‘drier on Friday and Saturday with overnight frosts.’
For Brits that live in the capital or the surrounding areas, the Met Office has predicted dry and sunny days for Good Friday through to Easter Monday.
Clouds will line the skies, as temperatures will range from 12C to 16C.
Joggers running in the warm spring sunshine in Kensington Gardens, London
A man enjoys the heat from the sun today in Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester
Friends pictured enjoying ice lollies in Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester City Centre
For Brits that live in the capital or the surrounding areas, the Met Office has predicted dry and sunny days for Good Friday through to Easter Monday
The Met Office have published a picture of a view of the UK from space, which was taken earlier today. While it has been a clear day for most parts, Brits can expect to see wetter weather tomorrow
And for the south, costal areas such as Cornwall, Devon and Plymouth will experience highs of only 12C to 13C.
Meanwhile, up north, Manchester will experience warmer temperatures of 13C for Easter, while it will be a slightly lower at 11C in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Parts of Scotland, including Edinburgh and Glasgow, will experience a dry and warm weekend, with balmier temperatures of around 13C through the weekend.
Meanwhile, from Friday until Monday, temperatures will top 14C in Cardiff, Wales, on Sunday, while staying around the 12C mark for the rest of the four-day weekend.
As April goes on, the Met Office has forecast that there are chances for wetter and windier weather, with some frosty nights expected.
Temperatures are set to to go higher up mid-April, with warmer conditions expected. However, Met Office has also forecast that there are chances for wetter and windier weather
While possible heavy showers will follow on from Thursday, the weather forecaster has said said that the weather is set to become ‘drier on Friday and Saturday’
Make the most out of the Easter weekend, as in its long rage forecast the Met Office has forecast that it will feel cooler from April 9 because of light winds – particularly in the northwest
The sun rises behind Coquet island lighthouse which sits 1.2 km off the Northumberland coast near Amble. For Brits that live in the capital or the surrounding areas, the Met Office has predicted for Good Friday that temperatures will range from 12C to 16C
But temperatures are set to recover by the middle of the month as the mercury reaches above 17C and, in some places, may even top close to 20C.
Looking beyond the Easter weekend, in its long rage forecast the Met Office has forecast that from Sunday 9 April to Tuesday 18 April, it will feel cooler because of light winds, particularly in the northwest.
The forecast for this period reads: ‘Possibly some light rain and drizzle across western areas on Sunday, these conditions being most likely in the far northwest. Remaining dry elsewhere, though with a small chance of isolated light showers in the south.
‘Temperatures around average or slightly above, with light winds, but with winds strengthening in the northwest, feeling cooler as a result. Through mid-April, dry, settled conditions are most likely in southern and eastern parts, with winds most likely to be light.
‘However, across northern and western areas, there will likely be more in the way of cloudy conditions, presenting a greater chance of wet and windier weather. During this period, temperatures are most likely to be close to average or slightly above.’