Summer could finally be around the corner with forecasters predicting the UK could enjoy warm weather for the rest of July.
With parts of Britain yesterday experiencing the hottest day of the year so far, memories of one of the coldest springs on record could soon be banished.
Forecasters have said that a build up of high pressure will lead to fine weather across the UK resulting in below average rainfall and above average temperatures.
A few outbreaks of rain are expected between now and Friday but then the warmer weather is expected to return and stay right through into August.
A Met Office spokesman said:
This follows a particularly cold start to the year, with March being the coldest on record since 1962.
March was colder than the preceding winter months of December, January and February, which had not happened for almost 40 years.