NI to be hotter than the Algarve over Easter

People have been making the most of the sunshine this week

People have been making the most of the sunshine this week

Sunseekers won't need to go to the south of Spain with a heatwave seeing the United Kingdom enjoying temperatures of 23C.

People heading to Majorca will be disappointed to hear that the island is set for clouds on Saturday and Sunday.

Temperatures will rise throughout the week to give a dry and warm bank holiday weekend throughout much of the country, according to the Met Office.

"It is expected to be more unsettled in more westerly areas of the United Kingdom, with more cloud and rain over Northern Ireland and Wales", he added.

London and areas across the southeast could experience temperatures of 22C-23C - the expected high in Marbella, ...

A spokesperson for The Weather Channel said: "High pressure is likely to dominate resulting in well above-normal temperatures for the time of the year".

Met Office meteorologist Sophie Yeomans told The Sun: "Good Friday seems to be a fairly decent day, in many parts temperatures will be a fair bit warmer".

Parts of the United Kingdom will be warmer than the holiday island of Majorca during the Easter weekend because low pressure in the vicinity of Spain and the western Mediterranean subduing temperatures.

The forecaster is predicting dry and sunny weather across the long weekend.

Mr Partridge said: 'After there was a chilly spell this weekend, we are going to see temperatures gradually increase through the week. The warmest Easter was recorded on 23 April, 2011, when temperatures reached 27.8 °C at Wisley in Surrey.

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