A mini-heatwave will hit Lytham St. Anne’s from Monday next week (29th March). Temperatures are expected to top the 13C (55F) average for this time of year and soar towards 20C (68F) as higher pressure sweeps in. This weather forecast from the Met. Office comes as our clocks spring forward to British Summer Time (BST) in the early hours of Sunday morning, and the first major easing of rules in our roadmap out of lockdown. The ‘stay at home’ rule ends next Monday, altough the Government has advised that people continue to work from home where they can and minimise the number of journeys they make where possible. The warm weather will also certainly benefit the permitted outdoor gatherings in private gardens of either six people, or two households, which comes into play on Monday. However, the Government advice is to ‘stay local’.
Weather forecaster Simon Partridge said: ‘It’s been a long and bleak Winter in lockdown, with a mixture of all sorts of weather. But as the country takes its next step on the roadmap we’re in for some long-overdue sunshine. People will be able to meet up with other households in back gardens and, dare I say it, enjoy a barbecue. Temperatures will be above average for this time of year and that means people will be able to enjoy time outdoors. It’s been a long slog but we’ve got a lot to look forward to.’