Wall-to-wall sunshine for the UK

  • Britain is set for 'wall-to-wall sunshine' and we could see the warmest day of the year so far 
  • It's even looking like the fine weather might last beyond the weekend with sunshine predicted on Monday
  • A Met Office forecaster said: 'We're looking at highs of around 18C (64F) or 19C (66F)'

By Harvey Day For Mailonline

Published: 09:42 GMT, 25 March 2017 | Updated: 11:30 GMT, 25 March 2017

Britain is set for 'wall-to-wall sunshine' and we could see the warmest day of the year so far with temperatures reaching up to 19C (66F).

While the North may see some cloudier weather, much of the country will stay dry and pleasantly warm for the rest of the weekend.

It's even looking like the fine weather might last beyond the weekend with sunshine predicted on Monday.

Britain is set for 'wall-to-wall sunshine' and we could see the warmest day of the year so far with temperatures reaching up to 19C (66F). Pictured, the sun rises over Tynemouth Lighthouse in Tyne and Wear this morning Britain is set for 'wall-to-wall sunshine' and we could see the warmest day of the year so far with temperatures reaching up to 19C (66F). Pictured, the sun rises over Tynemouth Lighthouse in Tyne and Wear this morning

Britain is set for 'wall-to-wall sunshine' and we could see the warmest day of the year so far with temperatures reaching up to 19C (66F). Pictured, the sun rises over Tynemouth Lighthouse in Tyne and Wear this morning

While the North may see some cloudier weather, much of the country will stay dry and pleasantly warm for the rest of the weekend. Pictured, Mam Tor near Castleton in the Peak District, Derbyshire, yesterday While the North may see some cloudier weather, much of the country will stay dry and pleasantly warm for the rest of the weekend. Pictured, Mam Tor near Castleton in the Peak District, Derbyshire, yesterday

While the North may see some cloudier weather, much of the country will stay dry and pleasantly warm for the rest of the weekend. Pictured, Mam Tor near Castleton in the Peak District, Derbyshire, yesterday

Sunrise over the Thames Barrier this morning as viewed from Greenwich on the last day of Greenwich Mean Time Sunrise over the Thames Barrier this morning as viewed from Greenwich on the last day of Greenwich Mean Time

Sunrise over the Thames Barrier this morning as viewed from Greenwich on the last day of Greenwich Mean Time

A Met Office forecaster said: 'It's looking like a fine weekend ahead of us with plenty of dry and sunny weather.

'It could be wall-to-wall sunshine for much of the country but with some cloudier weather in the North.

'We're looking at highs of around 18C (64F) or 19C (66F) which could make it the hottest day of the year so far.' 

He added: 'It will be pleasantly warm throughout the day but temperatures will drop considerably tonight.' 

The hottest day of the year so far was March 15 in Kew Gardens. 

AND DON'T FORGET TO PUT YOUR CLOCKS FORWARD 

This year, the clocks will be going forward on March 26 to mark the start of British Summer Time.

Clocks will go forward by one hour which means there will be more daylight in the evenings and less in the mornings.  

Specifically, clocks will go forward by one hour at 1am in the morning - we will then get an hour less in bed.   

Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) will start again from the last Sunday in October (October 29) – when the clocks go back one hour again.

New Zealander George Hudson first proposed the modern idea of daylight saving in 1895, but British Summer Time was suggested by William Willett in 1908, according to Greenwich Royal Museums. 

It's even looking like the fine weather might last beyond the weekend with sunshine predicted on Monday. Pictured, a surfer emerges from the blue waters of the North Sea yesterday It's even looking like the fine weather might last beyond the weekend with sunshine predicted on Monday. Pictured, a surfer emerges from the blue waters of the North Sea yesterday

It's even looking like the fine weather might last beyond the weekend with sunshine predicted on Monday. Pictured, a surfer emerges from the blue waters of the North Sea yesterday

A Met Office forecaster said: 'It's looking like a fine weekend ahead of us with plenty of dry and sunny weather' A Met Office forecaster said: 'It's looking like a fine weekend ahead of us with plenty of dry and sunny weather'

A Met Office forecaster said: 'It's looking like a fine weekend ahead of us with plenty of dry and sunny weather'

According the Met Office, the UK's weekend weather could even beat the south of Spain which is predicted to be around 17C (62F).

On Saturday, it will be frosty to start for some with early fog patches quickly clearing. Staying dry and becoming pleasantly warm into the afternoon for many with sunny skies. 

However, it could be chilly along the south-east coast in a strengthening breeze, and cloudy in the far north.

It will stay dry overnight with clear skies for most, but a little cloudier in the far north.

Another dry day is predicted on Sunday with plenty of sunshine after any early fog has cleared. Feeling warm for many, however it will be quite breezy in the far south.

Mostly dry on Monday with some sunshine, but cloudier across the north. 

Pictured, (left to right) the predicted weather for Saturday, Sunday and Monday - fine weather is expected for most of the country Pictured, (left to right) the predicted weather for Saturday, Sunday and Monday - fine weather is expected for most of the country

Pictured, (left to right) the predicted weather for Saturday, Sunday and Monday - fine weather is expected for most of the country


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