The Easter weekend will not only bring with it chocolate eggs and simnel cake, but also a timely reprieve from the recent chilly weather.

Warm and sunny conditions are being forecast throughout much of the country in the coming days, with temperatures rising above 20C (68F) in some areas on Saturday and Sunday.

That would make the UK hotter than Corfu, St Tropez in southern France, Bodrum in southern Turkey, and the Spanish island of Majorca.

The UK could be hotter than St Tropez this weekend
Image:The UK could be hotter than St Tropez this weekend

It will be sunny and dry for most across the four days, especially in the south of England, with only the North West and parts of the east coast potentially experiencing cooler spells when clouds roll in.

London and other parts of the South East could get particularly warm, with highs of 23C (73F) possible.

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