The warm weather is set to continue throughout the Bank Holiday weekend, so it's time to finally ditch those jumpers, slather on the sun cream and head outdoors.

Better still, the warm, sunny weather is forecast to stick around for the May half-term holiday too.

Across towns including Stevenage, Hitchin, Letchworth, Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City, Royston and St Albans, temperatures are set to steadily rise from 20°C on Saturday to a high of 23°C mid-week, not dropping below 22°C for the rest of the half-term holiday.


While the Met Office forecasts great conditions for the last week of spring, it has rubbished media speculation of a heatwave.

Met Office chief forecaster Neil Armstong said: "If you have heard media hyperbole that a heatwave driven by an African plume will bring intense heat to the UK in the next few days you are going to be disappointed – this isn’t true.

"However, if you are looking forward to a spell of largely fine, sunny and warm conditions across the majority of the UK, then you are going to be in luck."

The highest temperature recorded in the UK so far for 2023 is 23°C.