The temperatures are about to rise as spring finally arrives in the Cotswolds this week.

According to the Met office temperatures could top 20 degrees in some areas with sun predicted for most of the week ahead.

Here's this weeks forecast:

Today: Plenty of lengthy sunny spells this afternoon afternoon. Light winds but feeling rather warm in the sun. Maximum temperature 16C. Low 3C

Tuesday: A dry day with prolonged sunny spells across the region. Feeling warm for the time of the year with light winds. Maximum temperature 19C. Low 7C.

Wednesday: Largely dry and very warm for the time of year with periods of hazy sunshine. Maximum temperature 18C. Low 8C.

Thursday: Turning cooler and breezier on Thursday but mainly dry with sunny spells developing. Maximum temperature 14C. Low 3C

Friday: A cooler day as colder air drifts in from the north. It looks to be largely cloudy, but with light winds. Maximum temperature 11C. Low 3C.

Saturday: Sunny intervals with a gentle breeze. Maximum Temperature 10C. Low 2C.

Easter Sunday: Sunny intervals with a moderate breeze. Maximum temperature 11C. Low 2C.

Chief Meteorologist Steve Ramsdale, said: “The UK will see a few days of notably warm weather to end March, with a maximum of 24°C on Wednesday in the south and east of England. There will also be plenty of sunshine across England and Wales however parts of Scotland will see some persistent rain over the next couple of days.

“Conditions will start to change through the day on Thursday as cooler air moves in from the north east, highs will fall to the mid-teens before falling further by Friday, especially along the east coast. With pressure building from the north however, conditions are expected to remain dry for the majority.

"Through Sunday an even colder pool of air will start to push in across the UK from the north west, bringing a notable change to temperatures compared to the start of the week. This also brings a move towards more unsettled conditions with stronger winds and the chance of some wintry showers.”