Britons able to take a few days off work this week may be tempted to take a minibreak as the country finally experiences some good weather.
The Met Office has predicted that temperatures throughout the UK are to rocket by Wednesday (May 23rd 2012) following weeks of wind, torrential rain and unseasonal frosts.
Even people taking ferries from Belfast to Stranraer
will not miss out on the sunshine, as temperatures in Scotland are expected to hit 24 degrees C by the middle of the week, more than ten degrees higher than just a few days ago.
The sudden warm spell will arrive thanks to a strong ridge of high pressure pushing back the north winds that have buffeted Britain lately.
It means the UK could become hotter than Kos in Greece and Malta, as both locations are only likely to be basking in temperatures of 23 degrees C.
Met Office forecaster Rebekah Sherwin told the Telegraph: "It will feel very pleasant outside."
Posted by Andrew Smith