Easter Monday Could See Record-Breaking Temperatures

If you're lucky enough to have spent the long Easter weekend sat in a beer garden, rather than working, then you're probably more than aware that it's a bit warm out.

And the good weather looks set to stay, with the Met Office forecasting record-breaking highs of 25C or 26C for tomorrow - just pipping the current record of 24C set in 2011.

We've had a run of lovely weather recently and it looks set to stick around for a few more days. Credit: PA
We've had a run of lovely weather recently and it looks set to stick around for a few more days. Credit: PA

Marco Petagna, a Met Office meteorologist, told the Mirror: "We have got high pressure moving at the moment giving most of the UK a lot of fine weather.

"This combined with the fact that the high pressure has dominated for the past few days is allowing the temperatures to heat and build.

"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."

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

And today just narrowly missed out on being the hottest Easter Sunday in England's history, with temps of 25C in Sussex - not quite managing to hit the record of 25.3C. Still, we can hardly complain, can we?

Especially when you consider that Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland all had record-breaking weather, with highs of 23C, 22.8C and 20.7C respectively.

Earlier this week, Met Office chief meteorologist Frank Saunders said that a lot of the UK was currently being blessed with 'higher than average temperatures'.

He also revealed a lovely long weekend was on the cards, adding: "It's going to feel warm or very warm across much of the country this Easter weekend.

"Temperatures will reach into the low 20s Celsius quite widely and there's a good chance some places particularly in the south could see temperatures peaking around 24 to 25 Celsius.

"With temperatures usually around 12 to 15 Celsius at this time of year, it's certainly going to be significantly warmer than average this Easter weekend and quite a contrast to the colder weather we've seen so far this month."

Of course, while for most of us it's nice to see the weather taking a turn for the better, for hay fever sufferers it can be a bloody nightmare.

The warmer weather has arrived at the same time that tree pollen season, meaning that parts of the UK have been whacked with high pollen counts.

The Met Office has also warned that UV levels are high, so don't forget to slather on some sun screen - your skin will thank you for it.

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Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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