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Warm weather in Rutland, Stamford, Bourne and Deepings this Easter weekend

Temperatures are set to soar to Mediterranean levels this Easter weekend, with some areas promising to be hotter than the south of France and Spain.

It's great news for those heading out and about to enjoy some of the special activities taking place over the four-day break, including children's Easter egg hunts and the launch of Deepings' new Saturday market.

Plenty of local businesses could benefit from the warm spell too, including pubs and caf├ęs offering tables outside.

Stamford could also see an increase in visitors from further afield after being named one of the Midlands' best towns in the Sunday Times last weekend.

Weather forecast (8670017)
Weather forecast (8670017)

Temperatures will climb from today (Tuesday), with Thursday and Good Friday reaching 18C.

Saturday and Easter Sunday look set to reach 19C and will be a couple of the warmest days of the year so far. The UK average for this time of year is 12C.

While for most people the weekend will bring sunshine and a chance to enjoy some time off work, emergency services are reminding of the need to keep safe.

Insp Ian Martin of Stamford, Bourne and Deepings police, said: "Unfortunately we do see an increase in incidents of violence in warm weather, and as we approach the Easter weekend we ask people to be sensible and not drink so much that they get themselves into trouble.

"Most people just want to have a good time while they are out, and so we take a very dim view of anyone who spoils that with drunken, violent or abusive behaviour."

Make the most of your weekend by trying some of these Easter activities.

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