For those awaiting an opportunity to get out into the garden and lay some new lawn turf this weekend was very welcome and produced the warmest day of the year so far for many parts of the UK. Temperatures peaked in the high twenties across most of England and Wales although conditions were a little cooler and cloudier in Northern Ireland and Scotland.

So how long is this fine weather expected to last?. Well the good news is that the rest of this week is expected to be dry, warm and sunny for most. Monday and Tuesday have been glorious with the highest temperatures found across central and southwestern parts. It will cool off slightly by the middle of the week with Scotland due cloud and patchy rain as the week progresses.

The rest of Britain should remain fine and dry with plenty of sunshine and rising temperatures.

The great news is that the good weather should continue beyond that with settled weather everywhere but northwest Scotland. This could easily continue until the start of August. so the aren't any excuses for not getting out into the garden and doing all those jobs you've been putting off.