Heatwave forecast for April with temperatures to soar to 28C
Parts of the UK will see a heatwave in April with temperatures soaring to 28C according to forecasters.
Brits may be hitting the beaches in the spring as warmer weather is on the way.
Forecaster Jim Dale, senior meteorologist at British Weather Services, said that the UK can expect the hot weather to come in “fairly early” this year.
Temperatures usually reach a daily high of around 12C in April and a low of 4C in April but this year the high could be 28C.
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The forecaster said that such spikes in temperature are becoming increasingly likely as a result of global warming.
He told the Express: “I think hot weather could come in fairly early as far as April is concerned perhaps.
“I know March is the start of Spring but I think we’re probably going to get properly into April before we start to see the searing sort of temperatures.
“I wouldn’t be surprised to see 26C, 27C, 28C in the middle of April.”
Dale added: “Longer-term, given what’s happening globally in terms of the temperature profiles in the southern hemisphere and what’s also happening in the United States, I would not be surprised if we started to see some big highlights - in whichever direction it goes, either cold or hot.
He added: “It is more likely that we see those spikes of heat at early stages because of global warming.
“It’s too difficult to be certain at this moment, but I would not be surprised to see the Summer deliver the same kind of heat stress at times.”
Mr Dale said that the UK will begin to see some milder weather at the end of February, but it will be mixed in with colder spells.
He said: “By the time we get to the end of February, we might actually be seeing a bit more in the way of mildness and warmth starting to filter in from day to day.
“A little bit stop-start - so you get a couple of days of 12C, 13C, 14C,15C and then back to 6C, 7C and 8C.
“So that interchangeable weather is probably what we’ll see.”
The Met Office’s long-range forecast going into March says that the UK will begin to see “milder, drier and overall more settled conditions.”
It added: “Northern areas, especially the northwest, are likely to see nearer average temperatures with more rain and strong winds interspersed with a few short-lived colder spells.”