Trip to the park, anyone?
After a pretty dark and dismal winter in the UK dealing with the usual lack of sunlight and not-so-normal lockdown, things might finally be on the up.
Not only have the clocks gone forward, granting us a precious extra hour of daylight, but the weather has decided to join the fun. According to BBC weather, London could see melting highs of 23°C on Tuesday and Wednesday (March 30-31), along with prolonged spells of sunshine.
And, if you’re like us – counting down the days until each new stage of the roadmap out of lockdown – you’ll know this comes at just the right time. The Gods must be slightly in our favour (for now). That’s because from today (March 29), lockdown laws are beginning to ease, with groups of six permitted to meet up outdoors again.
What better time to get a little preview of summer as Spring is still settling in? It might even see the UK be the brief envy of even the most scorching Mediterranean destinations, weather-wise. That’s because, at 23°C, London is slated to be warmer than Ibiza’s 19°C over this two-day period.
Loosened restrictions dictate that friends and family members will be allowed to meet in groups of six, or two households, as long as the meeting is not indoors. This includes meetups in private gardens. With outdoor sports also allowed, the good weather should ensure that early kickabouts are not brought to an early standstill by the rain.
So, it’s likely the good weather will provide a lifted mood across the capital, with barbecues and coffees being enjoyed across the green spaces.
Let’s also keep our fingers crossed that these spells continue into mid-April, when outdoor dining and beer gardens are due to open up across the UK.