Parts of Britain could be '˜hotter than Ibiza' this weekend

Following the coldest end to April in over 30 years, and a wash-out Bank Holiday for many, spring - or possibly summer - will arrive this weekend.

Wednesday, 4th May 2016, 12:30 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th May 2016, 1:34 pm
Are you ready for the sun?
Are you ready for the sun?

We could be seeing highs of 26C in the East Midlands, East Anglia and the south east - making parts of the UK warmer than Barcelona and some of the Mediterranean islands, including Ibiza.

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And the North West looks set for sunshine, too, with temperatures reaching the early 20s over the weekend.

The unseasonably hot weather is thanks to high pressure becoming established and encouraging a south-easterly airstream, drawing in warm air from the Continent.

This high pressure will mean a dry-ish weekend, hot in the sun, though it may feel close and muggy towards the weekend with a risk of thunderstorms.