Welwyn Hatfield forecast to be as hot as Ibiza this weekend

Sun on the lake at Stanborough. Credit: Kevin Lines

Sun on the lake at Stanborough. Credit: Kevin Lines - Credit: Archant

Get the shorts and swingball out! Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield are forecast to be as hot as Ibiza this weekend.

The Met Office has forecast 19C for this weekend, and say it could get into the twenties.

Ibiza has also been forecast for 19C for Sunday.

It’s all due to a high pressure front, which has been giving us warm weather and chilly nights all week.

This will pull away over the weekend, but instead we will be getting weather from the continental countries to the South, rather than from the South-West as we are currently getting.

Meaning the temperatures will rise to the low twenties in some places.

This, the Met Office says, is well above average for the time of year and is considered “notable, but not exceptional”.

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However, these sunny climates are well short of the maximum temperature which has been recorded for this time of year.

The record was made in Camden on Saturday, April 16 1949, with a temperature of 29.4C.