UK Easter weather forecast: Britain to scorch in 25C heat over Bank Holiday weekend

UK Easter weather forecast: Britain to scorch in 25C heat over Bank Holiday weekend

Forecasters have predicted that it could reach 24 or 25c in southern areas on Friday as the country remains on lockdown. It will also remain warm on Saturday in the south as the rest of the country feels cooler.

On Easter, Sunday temperatures will be cooler across the country and the focus of showers will be more on England and Wales.

By Monday temperatures will sink lower still, falling to around 14 or 15C in the South, with most places being drier.

Mr Miall said: “Despite the weather being tempting, the advice is to stay home and stay safe and remember to do that.”

The public has been urged to stay at home and help save lives by resisting the temptation to travel over Easter.

Politicians, police, rail companies and tourist sites have also warned people must continue to avoid all non-essential travel amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The Easter weekend is typically one of the busiest for the UK’s roads and tourist destinations.

But an AA survey has suggested that more than 20 million Easter getaway journeys will be scrapped this year as families abandon holiday plans.

Rail companies Northern and TransPennine Express have joined forces with the British Transport Police to launch a campaign reminding people it is “not acceptable” to use services for leisure activities this weekend.

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In London, where good weather is predicted this weekend, people were reminded that the reduced service running on the capital’s transport network was there only for critical workers.

The number of people using Tube and rail services has plummeted by around 95 percent, while bus usage has fallen by around 85 percent, Transport for London said.

In Wales, first minister Mark Drakeford joined council leaders and emergency and health services in signing a letter addressed to the Welsh people urging them not to break lockdown rules.

They wrote: “These rules are there to protect you and your loved ones. For most people the virus will cause a mild illness, but there’s a large number of people – children, adults and grandparents – who are at risk of serious illness if they are exposed.”

In Northern Ireland on Wednesday, Stormont Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey said: “I’m asking all of you to stay at home, which will in turn help protect our families, friends, neighbourhoods and the wider public from this terrible virus.”

Published at Thu, 09 Apr 2020 03:10:00 +0000