Wrexham and Flintshire are set to be hotter than holiday destinations in Europe over the Easter weekend.

According to the Met Office, Hawarden will hit temperatures of up to 20C on Friday and Saturday, and 19C on Easter Sunday.

Friday is expected to be the sunniest of the three days, with blue skies forecast throughout, while Saturday and Sunday are expected to be cloudier with outbreaks of sunshine.

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Warmer weather is expected to hit the UK on Friday. Image: Met Office

Wrexham is set to enjoy similar weather, with the temperature forecast to reach 19C on Friday and Saturday, and 18C on Sunday.

However, the glorious weather will not extend to Bank Holiday Monday, where rain is forecast and temperatures dipping to 13C in the afternoon.

Elsewhere in North Wales, Llandudno may also experience highs of 18C and 17C over the weekend as well as Corwen in Denbighshire and Llangollen, which will see temperatures of up to 19C on Friday and Saturday.

Forecasters say the UK could be hotter than St Tropez in the south of France, Corfu, Bodrum in southern Turkey and the Spanish island of Majorca which is to be cloudy on Saturday and Sunday.

Forecaster Simon Partridge said: "After there was a chilly spell this weekend, we are going to see temperatures gradually increase through the week.

"By the weekend we could see in parts of the country temperatures of around 20C (68F), or just above."