SPRING is finally in the air this weekend as forecasters are predicting a mini heatwave.

While the end of the working week will be wet, temperatures are set to rise in time for a sunny Sunday.

According to forecasters, Saturday will be 'mainly fine' and milder for most before 'long sunny spells' on Sunday with temperatures hitting 18 degrees.

The warm weather won't last though sadly as by Monday there will be light rain and it will be 14 degrees.

While it might be the kind of weather that would usually encourage many families to set off on road trips, residents are being reminded to stay at home to save lives.

Government advice is that you should only leave the house for very limited purposes:

  • shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible.
  • one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle - alone or with members of your household.
  • any medical need, including to donate blood, avoid or escape risk of injury or harm, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person.
  • travelling for work purposes, but only where you cannot work from home.

A spokesman added: "These reasons are exceptions - even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household."