After what seems like the longest winter of all time, parts of the UK are set to be hotter than Greece next week – with temperatures topping 25C in some places.
This weekend will see highs of 14C, but this is forecast to rise up to 25C as hot air moves in from the continent.
So, while we’re basking in the mid-twenties, Kefalonia in Greece will only reach top temps of about 20C.
The Met Office said: “Bright or sunny spells will develop for most after Saturday morning. Showers are possible.
“It is likely to become gradually more settled, with dry and sunny weather.
“It will be locally warm in central and southeastern areas, with a marked changed for the east and northeast, where it will be warmer than of late.
“For many, temperatures are likely to be above average towards the end of the period from Saturday to April 23, with a reduced chance of rain.
“There will be the chance of windier conditions in the west though, with some rain possible.”
And, for a change, Scotland won’t be missing out on the warmer weather with a STV forecaster predicting 21C.
BBC weather forecaster Ben Rich has also promised some warmer weather this weekend for those living in the south-east.
He said: “An area of low-pressure outs to the west of the British Isles. Now, exactly how close to that low-pressure we’ll get is open to question, but it could well start to draw up some very, very warm air from the south.
“And with that low staying away to the west, it looks like things for us will actually become mostly dry, particularly as we get into next week.
“There will be some spells of sunshine around and then the potential that things could turn warmer, at least for a time.
“Some more spring-like weather could be on the way.”
Saturday was the hottest day of the year so far, with a top temperature of 19.4C recorded in Gravesend, Kent.
by Claire Reid