BRITS will bask in a 25C heatwave this Bank Holiday weekend as Boris Johnson warns not to break the coronavirus lockdown.
The warm conditions will sweep onto our shores from Spain, ahead of the PM revealing his plans to ease social distancing restrictions on Sunday.
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Cooped-up Brits will have to resist temptation tomorrow depite the weather being dry and warm with sunny spells.
There will be rain in the far north, however, turning heavier as it spreads south with much colder weather following.
Mr Johnson is wary that crowds could flock to parks and even beaches to soak up the sun and told the public today to have “patience”.
I ask you to contain your impatience because I believe we are coming now to the end of the first phase of the conflict.
He tweeted today: “We cannot throw away of the effort and sacrifice of the British people.
“I ask you to contain your impatience because I believe we are coming now to the end of the first phase of the conflict.”
The PM also held a crunch Cabinet meeting today where he told ministers that plans would be exercised with "extreme caution".
Anyone who wants to sunbathe with pals this weekend will be disappointed – with No10 warning against any reports that a raft of social distancing measures will be lifted.
A spokesman said today: “We are asking people to stay at home in order to stop the spread of the virus and, by doing so, protect the NHS and save lives.”
Asked if that meant “don't sunbathe this weekend”, the spokesman said: “If you want to put it like that.”
There have also been warnings issued by police forces, councils and tourism boards to stop crowds of bank holidaymakers flocking to the coast and countryside.
Devon and Cornwall and Norfolk Police have warned people to adhere to current lockdown restrictions.
While Cumbria Police have also urged people to avoid the Lake District and stay at home.
Gill Haigh, managing director of Cumbria Tourism, said: "When it is once again safe to travel our businesses look forward to welcoming you back – but that time is not now."
The bookies have even slashed the odds on this weekend to go down as the hottest Bank Holiday ever.
Coral's PR Manager John Hill said: "With temperatures set to rise over the new few days, we have slashed the odds on Friday being the hottest May bank holiday we have ever had in the UK."
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