LOCKDOWN Britain is on the brink of a mini heatwave with temperatures set to soar over the coming days.
The super scorcher will begin tomorrow, Saturday, with widespread 15C highs.
It will get even hotter on Sunday with a sizzling 20C making it the warmest day of the year so far – and as hot as Corfu.
The current record of 19.4C was set in Rhyl, North Wales, on March 24.
The mercury will remain high into next week with a maximum of 18C expected each day until at least Wednesday.
The predicted temperatures are well above the 11C average for April.
WARM WEATHER WILL LAST FOR DAYS
There is currently no specific definition for a heatwave.
But forecasters generally agree it occurs when the daily maximum temperature exceeds the average by 5C or more for three or more days.
The Met Office's Bonnie Diamond said: "The heat is being turned up this weekend.
"There's plenty of sunshine on it's way and for most of us it's going to feel like Summer.
"It is fair to say we could see a heatwave on the cards.
"The best of the warmer weather will come on Sunday with 20C highs.
"Temperatures will remain above the average for this time of year with 18C possible on Monday, Tuesday and even Wednesday.
"These much higher temperatures are coming from Europe on the back of southerly wind flows."
Overnight temperatures are also expected to become milder.
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It comes as Brits are confined to their homes during the coronavirus lockdown, in which the Government has urged people to only go outside for daily exercise or essential food shopping.
But the heatwave may prove only to be a brief respite from the cold weather – bookies have cut the odds on this Easter being the coldest ever.
Coral has snow falling during April as odds-on at 4-5 while it is 2-1 for the white stuff to come down during the Easter weekend.
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