Parts of the UK are in for plenty of warm sunshine on Friday with forecasters predicting above average temperatures for this time of year.
March usually sees highs of 10C (50F) to 13C (55.4F), but it is expected to be up to 19C (66.2F) in the Midlands and across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
Sky News weather producer Joanna Robinson said: “That’s slightly below February’s record warmth, when 21.2C (70F) was recorded at Kew Gardens in southwest London, the highest temperature of the year so far.
“Friday will bring yet more sunshine to England, Wales and southeast Ireland, once early fog lifts. The rest of the UK and Ireland will see more in the way of cloud, but it will stay on the mild side.
“Temperatures will generally range from 13C (55.4F) to 16C (60.8F) in the sunshine, 10C (50F) to 13C (55.4F) under the cloud, but 15C (59F) is possible in eastern Scotland.”
But the fine weather is not expected to last long, with it turning much colder by the weekend, with a fairly widespread frost expected from Monday.
Areas of northern Scotland and the mountains could see hail, thunder and wintry showers.
The Met Office has warned that while the clocks go forward on Mothering Sunday, the temperatures would move the other way.
Rain will move southwards on Saturday, introducing cooler conditions, but southern Britain will stay mostly dry and quite warm.
By Sunday, it will be cooler for all, with temperatures ranging from 8C (46.4F) in northern Britain to 12C (53.6F) in the South.
Gardeners are being warned to be aware that brighter mornings could bring with them a widespread frost across the UK and single-figure temperatures.
Met Office spokesman Graeme Madge said: “Anywhere has the potential of seeing frost into Monday and temperatures will be dropping sharply.
“April frosts are not unknown by any means but there will be quite heavy frosts for the first few days of April with significant temperature drops overnight and people might be lulled into a false sense of security.”
UK weather: Britain to bask in above average sunshine before cold spell – Sky News