Weather forecasters at war over if 28C mega heatwave is actually coming in April

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Forecasters are at war over whether or not the UK will actually be boiled by a 28C mega heatwave in April.

Excitement has been brewing among Brits in recent days after news of the potential scorcher broke.

The claims where initially made by Jim Dale, a senior meteorologist at British Weather Services, who reckons the hot summer weather is coming early this year.

He told the Express: "I think hot weather could come in fairly early as far as April is concerned perhaps.

"I know March is the start of Spring but I think we're probably going to get properly into April before we start to see the searing sort of temperatures.

"I wouldn't be surprised to see 26C, 27C, 28C in the middle of April."

However, weather forecasters don't seem to be unanimously behind Mr Dale's prediction.

Nick Finnis from Netweather reckons April will actually be far cooler.

He said: "I’m leaning towards a below average first half the month temperature-wise, with cold northerly winds at times and with it showery weather, but generally fairly dry too, with some settled weather encroaching from the west at times.

"As we enter the second half of the month… I think any blocking to the west and northwest may break down.

"Bringing a transition to more unsettled and milder conditions, perhaps warm or very warm briefly late in the month.

"Temperatures overall for the month likely to be around average, rainfall slightly above average."

In their long range forecast spanning into the middle of April, the Met Office too say that temperatures won't be extraordinary, remaining "close to or slightly above average" for that time of year.

Likewise, the BBC predict: "Near seasonal to slightly milder temperatures to all regions.

"It could be on the windy side at times as the occasional low approaches nearer to the country, but periods of wetter conditions should be mainly across Scotland."

Hence, it might not be time yet to start bulk buying the Factor 50!

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