Spring has already sprung in the meteorological world and for astronomers, the start of the brand new season is only just around the corner, March 20.

With temperatures set to soar tomorrow, Tuesday March 14, it could be time to reach into the back of your wardrobe and pull out the shorts and flip flops.

Today, March 13, temperatures are forecast to reach 16°C in London.

The Met Office forecast for Tuesday, March 14 in London and south east England says: "Rather cloudy, but mainly dry and rather warm with some bright spells, and a chance of some sunshine.

"Slightly stronger winds developing during the afternoon."

View from Hampstead Heath on February 20 2017

And the temperatures? Well they are predicted to reach highs of 17°C, so don't forget your sunglasses when heading out of the house.

Highs of 18.3°C were recorded at Kew Gardens and in Northolt on February 20, making it the hottest day of the year so far.

It will remain rather warm as the week moves on, the Met Office forecast for Wednesday, March 15 says: "Mainly dry and bright with light winds once mist and fog clears.

"Thursday and Friday rather warm and cloudy with a chance of light rain."

According to the Met Office, we are experiencing warm weather due to the the jet stream currently position north of us.

However, as it pushes south, the weather will turn cooler and more unsettled.

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The position of the jet stream is the reason behind the warm weather

So as we prepare to enjoy another warm day, here are a few ideas of what you can do.

Warm weather ideas

Why not head to a beer garden after work?

Yes, as it is mid-week, maybe only have the one glass, but when the sun finally does come out in England, we really can't afford to miss it.

Babylon at the Roof Gardens is located on Kensington High Street, with a 7th floor rooftop garden setting.

The terrace provides beautiful views across London , where you can sip on a post-work cocktail 100 feet above the high street.

You could also grab a bit to eat, the food is described as contemporary British.

One review on www.bookatable.co.uk says: "Great service, great food and lovely surrounding, very good."

Or maybe you could wander down Portobello Road in Notting Hill and see what takes your fancy at one of the market stalls or sip on a post-work drink at one of the many beer gardens in the area, why not try The Metropolitan pub?

Ruislip Lido

Of course, there is always west London's very own beach at Ruislip Lido , or enjoy a quiet walk or maybe go for a run in one of our many parks, from Hyde Park , to Richmond Park and Ruislip Woods, you are spoilt for choice.

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