After heavy rain UK to enjoy 21C this week
Forecasters predict plenty of sunny spells, with the mercury rising to a balmy 21C in south eastern parts.
The Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze said: "21C is possible in the following week.
"There are similarities with February's switch from snow to heat.
"We're more used to the 'Beast from the East' – but a 'Beast from the West' saw St Patrick's weekend see whiteouts and washouts."
Met Office forecaster Martin Bowles said: “High pressure builds with the South and East mainly dry with warm sunny spells seeing 15C by Wednesday, and slightly higher later in the week and later in March, with 18C.
"The North and West will be cloudier with some rain."
As the weather warms up thanks to a dying down of winds which battered the country over the weekend, eastern parts are likely to see the best of the sunshine.
Those in the west could still see some heavy shower. ■