It’s official: Easter Monday hottest ever recorded in UK

However, the weather is set to change on Wednesday, when it will turn cool and much more unsettled.

The dry, sunny and very warm temperatures have brought high risk of wildfires in Yorkshire and north-west England, and a moderate likelihood for Wales and south-west England, according to the Met Office.

Britain's holiday destinations are set for a record Easter spending boom this weekend with sweltering temperatures that will put Mediterranean resorts in the shade.

While the warmest temperature recorded on an Easter Friday was 26.9C at St James's Park in London in 2011, with the mercury reaching 25.3C on Easter Sunday and 24C on Easter Monday that year.

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.

She added: "It won't be one of the hottest temperatures we have had in April, the only thing it is going to break is some of the records for Easter Sunday and Easter Monday".

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Saturday's weather saw much of the country bask in temperatures nearly 10C higher than the average for this time of year.

Temperatures reached 23.4C at Scotland's Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, beating 20.7C in Aboyne in 2015.

Temperatures hit 25.5C on Saturday to make it the warmest day of the year so far - and there is more hot stuff to come.

London enjoyed 25C on Saturday, up from the average of 14C for this time of year, Cardiff saw 24C against an average of 13C and both Glasgow and Belfast notched up 23C, up from the usual 12C average.

It is expected to hit 20C on Easter Sunday with the sunny conditions being forecast to continue then as well. The Easter weekend has been dry, sunny and hot for most places across the United Kingdom, with Brits flocking to their nearest beaches and parks.

  • Sonia Alvarado