​UK Temperatures Could Reach Record-Breaking 26°C For Easter Sunday

Brits have been basking in the lovely balmy weather this weekend, but it looks like things are set to hot up even more with an absolutely SCORCHIO Easter Sunday for many parts of the country - in fact, the weather may even break records.

A tweet from the Met Office suggested it could be the warmest Easter Sunday on record, speculating that temperatures could even reach 26°C.

The highest Easter Sunday temperature on record is currently 25.3°C, meaning if the mercury does manage to get up to 26°C, we'll have a record breaking Easter on our hands this year.

The highest Easter Monday temperature on record is 24°C.

People enjoying the warm weather in Brighton. Credit: PA
People enjoying the warm weather in Brighton. Credit: PA

Meteorologist Laura Tobin also took to Twitter to share the potentially great news, saying temperatures may even continue to rise beyond today.

Earlier this week, Met Office chief meteorologist Frank Saunders said many areas of the UK were enjoying 'higher than average temperatures', which would 'continue to rise day by day'.

"It's going to feel warm or very warm across much of the country this Easter weekend," he said.

"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."

People punting in Cambridge earlier this week. Credit: PA
People punting in Cambridge earlier this week. Credit: PA

But things seem to be surpassing even meteorologists' predictions, as now the Met Office reckons temperatures could climb up to 26°C.

The only thing is, all this lovely weather comes at a cost. Yep, as you've probably already noticed from those streaming eyes and non-stop sneezing, it's also currently bad news for hay fever sufferers.

According to the Met Office, the warm weather timed with the peak period in the tree pollen season mean tree pollen count is high - which probably explains why you've had to rinse the antihistamines over the past few days.

You'll also need to make sure you keep your skin protected, too, as UV levels are on the higher side.

"With the strength of the sun increasing during spring, UV levels will be moderate to high this weekend," the Met Office warned.

Now, slap on the sun cream, grab some picnic gear and go and enjoy that sun!

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Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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