Sunshine and highs matching Malta and Greece are on the cards for the UK as the deadly coronavirus forces Brits to remain at home.
Today (Tuesday) highs of 16C are expected around the south west of England before temperatures dip towards this weekend.
Experts at the Met Office forecasts mostly dry conditions for 10 days, which is good news for millions who are confined to their homes and gardens, reports the Mirror.
The Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze said: “Sunshine will help boost the mood, with an extended period of settled and dry conditions after recent months’ widespread flooding.”
Ex-BBC and Met Office forecaster John Hammond of weathertrending said: “We will tap into air from further south in Europe through the early part of the week, with daytime temperatures rising.
“Drier continental winds are now blowing across the UK. The ‘taps’ have been turned off after wet and windy westerlies plagued us through winter.”
STV weather presenter Sean Batty said: “Stay positive, British Summer Time is on the way with lighter nights and 20C is more achievable in weeks ahead.”
A Met Office forecaster said: “It looks fine and dry for many from Sunday.
“Dry and settled conditions should dominate through the end of March and into early April, bringing plenty of sunny spells across the UK.
“Rain could spread to north-western areas at times.”
Despite the more positive outlook, the brighter weather will be countered by a yellow weather warning for rain put in place in parts of northern Scotland.
From today until midday on Wednesday heavy persistent rain may lead to impacts from flooding, warns the Met Office.
Bristol is set to enjoy the best of the weather today, as the mercury climbs to a balmy 16C. But enjoy the warm temperatures while you can because tomorrow thermometer won’t climb above 13C.
UK weather forecast
Another dry and sunny day for much of England and Wales. Feeling warm in the sunshine by afternoon. Further rain and strong winds in the far north and north-west.
Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:
Settled across much of England and Wales, and very mild in places. Cloud and rain across the northwest will sink slowly south-east through the week, introducing cooler conditions to all.