In Pictures: Sun sets on record-breaking Easter weekend

By Press Association Reporters

All four of the UK nations have recorded their warmest Easter Monday on record, the Met Office has said.

A canal boat leaves the Ellesmere Port Boat Museum after the Easter Boat Gathering (Peter Byrne/PA)

Another day of spring sunshine saw highs of 25C at Heathrow and Northolt, in London, as well as Wisley, in Surrey, beating the previous English record of 24C in the Solent in 2011.

A total of 40 boats were moored for the Gathering, which had over 2,000 visitors over the weekend (Peter Byrne/PA)

Temperatures reached 24.2C at Kinlochewe in the Scottish Highlands, 23.6C in Cardiff and 21.4C in Armagh, Northern Ireland.

Early morning sunlight over rapeseed fields in East Bridgford, Nottinghamshire (Neil Squires/PA)

The highs beat the countries’ previous Easter Monday records of 21.4C at Culzean Castle on Scotland’s Ayrshire coast in 2014, 23.2C in Nantmor in north Wales in 1984, and 21.1C in Northern Ireland’s County Fermanagh in 1984.

At Edinburgh Castle, 105 Regiment Royal Artillery fired a 21 Royal Gun Salute in honour of the Queen’s birthday (Jane Barlow/PA)
The occasion was also marked in London’s Hyde Park, with the Princess Royal attending (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
People enjoy the sunshine on the Long Walk in Windsor (Steve Parsons/PA)
Sunny Yant, from Morningside, practices her Tai-chi underneath the cherry blossom in The Meadows, Edinburgh (Jane Barlow/PA)
People enjoy the bank holiday sunshine on the beach in Broadstairs, Kent (Gareth Fuller/PA)
Toby Stanton has fun in the sea at Broadstairs (Gareth Fuller/PA)
People enjoy the bank holiday sunshine on the beach in Broadstairs (Gareth Fuller/PA)
Rowing in Falmouth Harbour (Ben Birchall/PA)
The traditional game of bottle-kicking, played on Easter Monday between the neighbouring villages of Hallaton and Medbourne in Leicestershire (Joe Giddens/PA)
A man (bottom right) holds the ‘bottle’, an old field barrel holding about a gallon of beer, during the traditional game of bottle-kicking (Joe Giddens/PA)
Brodie Tait, six, cools off in the Ross Fountain in Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens (Jane Barlow/PA)
The Meadows, Edinburgh (Jane Barlow/PA)
People enjoy the sun by the fountains in the Extinction Rebellion camp in Marble Arch (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)