03/05/2016 09:26 BST

UK Weather Will See London 'Hotter Than Ibiza This Weekend' As Wind Brings Warm Air

The average temperature this time of year in London is 16C.

London will be hotter than Ibiza this weekend, with scorching temperatures of up to 23C (73F).

The capital can expect a hot weekend thanks to a south-easterly wind that will bring the warmer weather.

The sunshine will be a marked change after a washout Bank Holiday in many parts of the country.

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Temperatures are expected to hit 23C (73F) in London this weekend

The average temperature for this time of year in London is 16C (61F) and so the weekend will be seven degrees above average, the Press Association reported. 

Mediterranean party island Ibiza is forecast to see temperatures of 22C (72F) while Istanbul will probably only see 20C (68F) - the same forecast for Manchester.

Met Office forecaster Emma Boorman said: "On Monday the temperature is going to be a couple of degrees above what we would expect with highs of about 16C (61F).

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Tourists walk the promenade at Sant Antonio beach in Sant Antoni, near Ibiza, where temperatures will be lower than London this weekend 

"As we go into the middle and later stages of the work we start to bring in a south-easterly breeze allowing some warmer temperatures to arrive into the UK.

"By Friday and Saturday we are looking at temperatures in the high twenties which will be a welcome change."