Sunshine continues for Easter Monday UK News

Warming up for Easter

The weather experts have announced that three out of the four United Kingdom countries have seen their highest temperatures on record for an Easter Sunday so far.

"It is allowing some record-breaking temperatures to be set and potentially on Monday as we are looking at a high of 25C or 26C".

Met Office meteorologist Ellie Creed said: "The Bank Holiday Monday is going to be pretty warm as temperatures have risen over the last few days".

While it said it is unlikely the country will have its hottest April or Easter, there could be record temperatures on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.

Saturday was officially the hottest day of the year - with top temperatures of 25.5C in Gospot, Hampshire.

Scotland's record was broken on Sunday afternoon, with the mercury hitting 22.8C at Fyvie Castle in Aberdeenshire.

Many of us have made the most of the weather.

However, the Easter heatwave will be making way to showers and thunderstorms from Wednesday.

Ms Creed added: "High cloud for England and Wales meaning it could be hazy sunshine at times for the East though temperatures are still peaking".

These beat the temperatures of 21.6C in Brynamman, Wales, in 1984, along with 20.7C in Aboyne, Scotland, in 2015, and 19.4C in Armagh in Northern Ireland dating back to 1924, which were the warmest Easter Sundays for those countries.

That year temperatures also reached 25.3C on Easter Sunday and 24C on Easter Monday, both in the Solent.

Meanwhile, emergency crews are tackling a large wildfire which is burning on the famous Ilkley Moor in West Yorkshire, and a helicopter has been brought in to help fight the fire.

The latest Met Office forecast predicts highs of 26C in the South East and bookies have slashed the odds on another Easter scorcher.



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