THE 'Spring heatwave' is set to continue on Wednesday as temperatures are expected to reach up to 21C.

Tuesday saw the UK record its second warmest March day on record - the hottest temperature for the month in over 50 years, the Met Office said.

Areas in north Wales say temperatures rise to 20C as people flocked to beauty hotspots to enjoy the easing of lockdown measures.

The warm weather is expected to continue on Wednesday with a Met Office forecaster saying temperatures could be a 'touch higher' than they were on Tuesday.

Temperatures on Wednesday could meet a new record high.

Here's what the Met Office has forecasted for the rest of the week:


A fine and dry day across the country. Cloudy for most during the early morning but soon turning brighter with spells of sunshine. Feeling very warm, especially away from any coastal winds. Maximum temperature 21 °C.


Dry with plenty of clear skies at first but soon turning cloudier during the early hours as cloud makes its way into the country. Minimum temperature 7 °C.


Breezy and cloudy to start but turning brighter by the afternoon. Feeling cooler than of late, but remaining warm in some southwestern areas. Chilly overnight with a risk of frost. Maximum temperature 17 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Dry with periods of sunshine on Friday and Saturday but also with colder nights, bringing a likelihood of frost. Initially dry on Sunday but turning wet and windy later.

Chief Meteorologist Steve Ramsdale, said: “The UK will see a few days of notably warm weather to end March, with a maximum of 24°C on Wednesday in the south and east of England. There will also be plenty of sunshine across England and Wales however parts of Scotland will see some persistent rain over the next couple of days.

“Conditions will start to change through the day on Thursday as cooler air moves in from the north east, highs will fall to the mid-teens before falling further by Friday, especially along the east coast. With pressure building from the north however, conditions are expected to remain dry for the majority.

"Through Sunday an even colder pool of air will start to push in across the UK from the north west, bringing a notable change to temperatures compared to the start of the week. This also brings a move towards more unsettled conditions with stronger winds and the chance of some wintry showers.”