Sunshine set to continue on Easter Monday

Beaches on the south coast were packed on Good Friday as people enjoyed the bank holiday weather

Mr Petagna said the Easter Sunday and Monday records of 25.3C and 24C, both recorded in the Solent in Hampshire in April 2011 respectively, were well within reach.

In London, retailers were forced to shut their blinds to prevent window displays stuffed with chocolate from melting, while social media lamented the baking conditions which softened their eggs on trains and in cars.

We've had a run of lovely weather recently and it looks set to stick around for a few more days. A day is officially classed as summery if the temperature hits 25 degrees at the De Bilt weather station near Utrecht.

The Met Office said it is set to be "a glorious day" in most areas, but outbursts of rain which are expected to clip north west Scotland on Saturday will be the exception.

Thanks to some warm weather moving in from the continent, the United Kingdom has been basking in temperatures in the mid 20s so far this Bank Holiday weekend - a welcome change from the fog and frost of the rest of the month.

The UK's warmest Easter temperature was the 29.4C (85F) recorded at Camden Square in London on Easter Saturday in 1949.

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He added: "Spain is very unsettled as we go into Easter Monday".

The UK is set to see the sunshine continue today after parts of the country enjoyed their warmest Easter Sunday on record.

Ms Yeomans said with highs of 25C expected on Friday it was more likely the country will have record temperatures on the Sunday and Monday.

The highest temperature in Wales was 23.7C at Usk in Monmouthshire, less than 1C short of the record 24.4C enjoyed on Easter Saturday in 2011.

It is officially the hottest Easter Monday ever recorded in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland (the whole of the United Kingdom, UK), the Met Office has announced.

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