UK weather: Britain to bask in sunshine on hottest Easter weekend in 70 years 

Mail Online | 4/19/2019 | Izzy Ferris For The Daily Mail;Mark Duell for MailOnline
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Britain is looking forward to the warmest Easter weekend for 70 years, after enjoying the hottest day of the year so far yesterday.

Temperatures of 74F (23C) were recorded in West Sussex, and things are expected to heat up even more as the bank holiday continues, with London likely to hit 25C (77F) tomorrow.

Met - Office - Forecaster - 'It - Sunny

A Met Office forecaster said: 'It's going to be dry, bright and sunny for nearly everybody this weekend. Temperatures are expected to reach into the 20s every day of the four-day break.

'It is likely to be the warmest Easter Sunday since 2011 and the warmest Easter weekend since 1949.'

Temperatures - Camden - Square - London - Sweltering

Back then, temperatures in Camden Square, London, reached a sweltering 29.4C (84.9F) over the Easter weekend.

Supermarkets are predicting big demand for barbecue items as householders enjoy time in the garden.

Temperature - Record - Yesterday - Wiggonholt - West

The 2019 temperature record so far was set yesterday at Wiggonholt in West Sussex, at 73.9F (23.3C).

Yesterday's weather brought out sunseekers across the country, with one donning a swimsuit and straw hat to lounge among the tulips at the Botanical Gardens in Swansea.

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