In Pictures: Aptly sunny day for Easter Sunday

By Press Association Reporters

Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have each enjoyed their warmest Easter Sunday on record, the Met Office said.

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Temperatures reached 23C (73.4F) in Trawsgoed, Wales, 22.8C (73.04F) in Edinburgh, Scotland, and 20.7C (69.26F) in Helen’s Bay, Northern Ireland.

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Wiggonholt in West Sussex, recorded the highest temperature in England so far, with a figure of 24.3C. But that is still below the top Easter Sunday temperature from 2011, when the mercury reached 25.3C in the Solent.

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The Queen spent a few moments in the sun outside St George’s Chapel in Windsor after an Easter Sunday service (Eamonn McCormack/PA)
Lighthouse attendant Chris Moore cleans the glass on the outside of the lantern room at Happisburgh Lighthouse in Norfolk (Joe Giddens/PA)
People sunbathe on Swansea Bay beach (Sophie Hogan/PA)
People enjoy the sunshine by the river Thames in Windsor (PA)

Meanwhile, firefighters spent the day battling moor fires in Ilkley, West Yorkshire.

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A helicopter was brought in to drop tonnes of water onto the smouldering moorland just to the south of the town.

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Police and Bradford Council warned the public to stay away from the area as firefighting operations continued.

(Danny Lawson/PA)