UK weather: Dust off the BBQs as today's sunshine to continue into weekend

This weekend will again bring some unseasonably warm weather, particularly on Sunday

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Those staring enviably out the office window at today’s great weather shouldn't get too disheartened - after a slightly cooler and cloudy Saturday, Sunday will hit highs of 17C, accompanied by some glorious sunshine.

It might not quite be a summer scorcher - but for mid-March it will feel very warm and bring a second weekend treat in a row, particularly after the months of storms and rain.

The average UK high for March is just 11.6C.

Next week the weather is unfortunately set to cool down and there will be some midweek rain, so sun lovers should make the most of the weekend weather.

The best of the weather will be in the south-east, while things will also be particularly pleasant in the east and north-east of England.

The unseasonable warmth is looking like it could be a precursor to some very hot weather across the UK in a few months time - scientists have predicted that this summer will be the hottest on record.