Arctic blast to vanish in time for pub gardens to reopen as lockdown rules ease
The freezing Arctic blast hitting Brits will vanish this weekend – just in time for pub gardens to reopen as lockdown rules ease.
Last month, the UK saw some of the hottest days on record for the month, whereas the start of April reminded everyone that it's not just showers you need to wary of but also snow.
The first week of the month led to wintry showers and bitterly cold dives in temperatures, but that's about to change.
England saw its coldest April day since 2013 on Wednesday (April 7) with temperatures tumbling to -7.5C in Benson, South Oxfordshire.
Thoughts are starting to turn to next Monday (April 12) when pub gardens and hospitality venues with outdoor spaces will be allowed to open.
With much of the country in lockdown since early January, the further loosening of Covid restrictions will be most welcome but the weather could still throw a huge spanner into people's plans.
Forecasts are beginning to look very positive though with parts of the UK moving into double figures on Thursday.
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Apart from the occasional shower, the weather will feel much warmer with temperatures possibly reaching 12C in some parts.
In a Tweet, the Met Office wrote: "A milder but cloudier start than of late on Thursday morning, with outbreaks of #rain in the north and west"
"The #4cast is looking less cold with temperatures reaching double figures for many. It will however be rather cloudy with some #rain mainly across northern and western areas."
Temperatures could 'creep back to normal' next week in time for the pub gardens to reopen, and bars and restaurants open outdoors.
London may see highs of 10C, with Bristol, Leeds and Newcastle potentially seeing the same temperature.
A Met Office spokesperson told The i: “Changeable conditions are expected for most areas early in this period.
“There will be a mixture of sunny spells and showers for most parts of the country.”
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Warmer weather will be key to pubs getting off to a flying start when they begin to open on Monday after months of closure.
While some boozers have not pulled any pints since January 5, others that were placed in Tier 4 have been closed since before Christmas.
The Government are allowing pubs to put up gazebos and marquees in gardens without the usual red tape to help lessen the impact of any rain and cold over the coming months.
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