The Met Office has announced that we are in for a warm Easter weekend after a chilly snap.

Temperatures are set to rise throughout the week, leaving us all with a dry and warm bank holiday weekend across the country.

Forecaster Simon Partridge said Good Friday will be pleasant before the mercury rises to exceed 20C in areas on Saturday and Sunday.

Mr Partridge said: "After there was a chilly spell this weekend, we are going to see temperatures gradually increase through the week.

"By the weekend we could see in parts of the country temperatures of around 20C, or just above."

The warm weather was forecast for south of England as well as western Scotland and the north west of England.