London weather: The capital is about to experience the hottest weekend of the year so far

 
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The sun is out, it's not too windy and people have ditched their winter coats - that can only mean one thing: hotter weather is on its way.

Yes, high pressure will cause the mercury to rocket above 20 degrees this weekend, according to the Met Office, making it the hottest weekend of the year so far.

On average, temperatures for early April linger around 13 degrees, but the warmer weather is a result of a plume of hot air sweeping in from Europe - although UK temperatures will actually be higher than some parts of Spain.

Those heading to the Grand National on Saturday can expect a chilly start to the day, but things will start to warm up with plenty of sun and blue skies as temperatures at Aintree reach highs of 19 degrees.

Sunday will be scorcher as temperatures rise higher, with highs of 23 degrees.

Don't get too used to the warm air, though - temperatures are due to fall as we begin a new week.

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