Mild weekend predicted with temperatures climbing into next week

Spring is making a return this week
Spring is making a return this week
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Britain is set for a mild weekend as spring weather is set to return.

The Met Office said to expect a cool start to Saturday with sunshine in the west and temperatures reaching up to 13C in some areas, with some cloud and scattered showers over East Anglia.

Eastern areas are expected to be colder with temperatures of around 9C expected.

On Sunday there will be some hazy sunshine with the chance of scattered showers.

Met Office forecaster Craig Snell said: "We will lose the prolonged blue skies, and will see some sunshine.

"But towards the end of the day, there will be some rain reaching for the west of Cornwall and the western parts of Northern Ireland.

"Temperatures will slide to 10-12C in the west of the UK, whilst the east will increase to 8-10C.

"It will be another chilly feeling day, but it won't be bad if you are under the sun."

Mr Snell said there will be a dry start to next week with a chance of scattered showers in the west.

Temperatures are expected to climb to as high as 16C by Wednesday as the weather looks to improve heading into the Easter weekend.