While the cold, grey fingers of winter weather still seem to have their grasps firmly clutched around London, things are set to be looking up! London is set to be hotter than Barcelona this weekend, with temperatures set to climb up to a toasty 21ºC. Should this transpire, we can chuckle away in our moment of glory as we sip away at some refreshing tropical cocktails at the nearest rooftop bar.
It’s safe to say that spring in London has been a little stop-start this year—freezing for ages followed by mass hysteria at a few days of 14ºC and sunshine before the rain and grey skies return… you know, the usual! But, with the mercury set to enter the 20s (that’s right, over 20ºC – finally!) we’ll be snatching up Aperol spritzes and settling in under the sunshine while we can.
Alongside this long overdue piece of good weather news also comes bragging rights: London will (fleetingly) be hotter than Barcelona, should current reports come to fruition.
When will London be hotter than Barcelona?
According to BBC Weather, this weekend (May 13-14), London will see highs of 20ºC and even 21ºC respectively. Is it extreme to call this a heatwave? I’m not sure, but it’s hotter than the positively-frigid-in-comparison 18ºC and 19ºC that Barcelona will chart on the thermometer those days.
You can guarantee that the shorts will be rocked, lidos will be full, and cans will be sunk in parks this weekend if the skies treat us as kindly as is being predicted. So perhaps, for London anyway, this is a heatwave of sorts. Just be sure to make the most of it: the rain and the chills will be cursing us again before you can say ‘beach?’