Britain is set to enjoy the hottest day of the year so far, with temperatures expected to soar to 27C (80.6F) this week.
Many parts of the UK will see warm sunshine and clear skies over the next few days as the mercury climbs into the mid-20s.
On Wednesday, the temperature in London and the South East could surpass the 26C (78.8F) recorded in Treknow, Cornwall, on Good Friday.
Some regions will be warmer than some of Europe's top holiday destinations, including Marbella and Ibiza, the Met Office predicts.
The mini heatwave will continue into Friday for some, testing the nation's resolve as people are still being urged to avoid crowded outdoor spaces.
After the prime minister announced the loosening some of the lockdown restrictions last week, sunbathing and picnics are now allowed in parks – as long as the two-metre social distancing rule is observed.
Here is what you're allowed to do:
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- Spend time outdoors – picnicking or sunbathing, for example
- Travel to an outdoor open space irrespective of distance, but not with someone from outside your household unless you can observe the two-metre social distancing rules – for example by cycling
- Take day trips to an outdoor open space in a private vehicle
- Meet one other person from a different household outdoors, while following social distancing guidelines
- Exercise outdoors as often as you like – again keeping at least two metres apart
- Use a tennis or a basketball court, or a golf course with members of your household, or one other person
- Go to a garden centre
Met Office meteorologist MattheRead More – Source