Northamptonshire's weather is set to be hotter than Spain tomorrow

Experts predict record-breaking March heat before temperatures tumble again by Easter

Monday, 29th March 2021, 12:03 pm
Forecasters are saying temperatures could rise into the 20s in Northamptonshire next week

Weather-watchers are breaking out the record books with temperatures set to rise into the 20s in Northamptonshire TOMORROW.

Predictions that parts of the county could be warmer than Spain on Tuesday (March 30) coincide with the school holidays and the next step in lifting Covid-19 restrictions.

The government's Stay At Home order is scrapped from Monday with people allowed to venture out for non-essential reasons and meet up in groups of six or two households in open spaces.

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Local forecasters @NNweather gave notice of warm weather to come as early as Monday last week.

And now Met Officer experts have chipped in with predictions of parts of the UK feeling like southern Spain.

Sky News weather presenter, Nazaneen Ghaffar, said: "The mini heatwave could enable the UK to break its record March temperature of 25.6 °C — 78 °F — next week.

"A southerly air flow will bring conditions similar to those in southwest France and southern Spain on Monday and Tuesday

"Temperatures are forecast to get very close to the record figure, which was set in Mepal, near Ely in Cambridgeshire, in 1968.

"London is most likely to see such unseasonal March conditions, along with areas just north of the capital. But the warmth will be relatively widespread with temperatures reaching the early- 20s for many parts of England."

Northamptonshire's warmest March temperature recorded at the Met Office station at Pitsford was 20.4 °C on 30 March 2017.

But the mini-heatwave will not last long with temperatures set to tumble again by Easter weekend as a significantly colder air mass is due to sweep southwards mid-week.