BRITS are set to sizzle in the sunshine this weekend as temperatures are set to soar higher than Ibiza today.
Highs on the party island in Spain are set to hit 18C – but the UK will be basking in a scorching 23C on Good Friday.
Millions of people are set to hit the road to make the most of the hot weather over the Easter weekend.
The UK is set to be hotter than parts of Spain all weekend, with the sunshine being sent from a plume of balmy air straight from the Sahara.
The Met Office has urged beach-goers to “stick on the sunscreen” and drink plenty of weather to protect themselves from the high UV levels.
Meteorologist Greg Dewhurst told The Sun: “It’s looking like a pretty good Easter Weekend overall across the country.
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“There will be plenty of dry weather and sunny spells, with some light showers in Scotland.
“Temperatures could hit 22 or 23C today at the maximum temperature, which could make it the warmest day of 2022 so far.
“That will continue through much of the weekend, Saturday will see plenty of sunshine with some clouds across the western parts.
“Over the rest of the weekend temperatures will hit 20 or 21C, with Friday being the warmest of the weather.
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“It's above average for this time of year, with a lot of sunshine to look forward to.”
Annie Shuttleworth, a Met Office meterologist, added that the East of England will see the best of the weather in the days to come.
She said: “I think in the main for the bank holiday weekend, we’ll see temperatures quite widely above average across the UK.
"Hopefully they could be very warm in the south-east in particular."
Hay fever sufferers though have been warned to take care as the pollen count is set to soar as temperatures sizzle.
UV rays could hit 6 in parts of the UK, which is considered “high” by the Met Office, and has been caused by slightly depleted stratospheric ozone.
Chief Meteorologist Neil Armstrong said: “Most people will see some spells of decent bank holiday weather this weekend, and it will feel warm in places, particularly for the first half of the Easter break.
“However, a low-pressure system will affect the northwest of the UK later Sunday, bringing unsettled weather to the north with some strong winds and rain in the northwest, which could impact driving conditions for some, but further south it will be drier, especially in the southeast.
“There will be varying amounts of cloud, but temperatures are widely likely to be above average for the time of year, although low cloud might keep temperatures lower in coastal areas.
“However, where the sun comes out people can expect some very pleasant spring conditions.”
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Bookmakers are expecting a scorcher too, with Ladbrokes slashing its odds to 5/2 for it being the hottest Easter on record.
Spokesman Alex Apati said: "It looks as though a record-breaking hot Easter could now be on the cards if the latest odds are anything to go by."
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