Bradford looks set to be hotter than some of Europe's top holiday destinations over the Easter bank holiday weekend, with highs of 19C predicted each day.

According to the Met Office, West Yorkshire is set to be hotter than Ibiza, Madrid and Barcelona in Spain, St Tropez in the South of France and Majorca.

It could be disappointing news if you're thinking of heading to the coast, however, as clouds could usher in some cooler temperatures in the North West as well as the east coast on Easter Sunday.


Temperatures have been rising throughout the week to leave a dry, settled and warm bank holiday weekend throughout much of the country, according to the Met Office.

Across most of the UK, this weekend's temperatures are predicted to be particularly high for this time of year.

For those heading south for the bank holiday, London and areas across the south east could see temperatures of up to 23C, the hottest in the country, and even warmer than the expected high of 20C in Marbella over the weekend.

The highest temperature ever recorded for an Easter weekend is 27.8C (82F), which occurred in two different years.

The first was in Heathrow, west London and Mildenhall, Suffolk in 1949 and the second was recorded Wisley, Surrey in 2011.