Temperatures could reach 17C in the capital this weekend and might be welcome after the wettest March in a decade.

The Met Office said Friday will reach that peak by mid-afternoon, with lows not expected to dip below 9C.

Saturday is expected to be cloudier, with occasional showers but with highs of 16C and lows of 12C.

The weather will be best in the afternoon- warm with sunny spells.

Sunday will be mainly cloudy with some heavy showers, but not too cold with highs of 16C and lows of 10C.

According to the Met Office Sunday will turn “increasingly murky with mist and low cloud, although Kent and Sussex have the best chance of brighter, drier conditions”.