UK weather forecast: Easter Sunday to be hotter than usual as temperatures to hit 19C

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People enjoy the good weather at Bournemouth Beach in Dorset as the UK is set for another day of warm weather ahead of Easter Sunday (PA)
People enjoy the good weather at Bournemouth Beach in Dorset as the UK is set for another day of warm weather ahead of Easter Sunday (PA)

Easter Sunday is set to be hotter than usual as Britain will bake in temperatures of 19C.

Good Friday marked the hottest day of the year so far and warmer than California as the mercury hit 23.4C in record temperatures in St James’s Park in central London, the Met Office said.

Temperatures will be slightly cooler yet still warm on Easter Sunday with highs reaching 19C across the UK and Wales, forecasters have predicted.

The average daytime temperature in April tops 13C, according to the Met Office.

Sunday could see some mist and fog at the start before the day and it will then be bright, the Met Office forecaster said.

Speaking on Saturday evening, Met Office forecaster Simon Partridge said: “Sunday’s mostly dry across the vast majority of the country, apart from the far west, but it will turn slightly cloudy as the day goes on.

“So whereas Friday and Saturday we’ve had lots of sunshine, Sunday it will be more milky sunshine, because we’ll have very high level clouds coming in. But it will still be bright and dry and a little bit cooler tomorrow.”

Easter Monday will brighten up after a cloudy start to the day, forecasters said.

He added: “Most of the rain is overnight, from Sunday night into Bank Holiday Monday morning. As it makes its way eastwards it kind of fizzles out.

“We will see some rain across predominantly Wales, north-west England and western Scotland, but by the time most people are up, it will be dry.”

Those who didn’t go abroad this Easter enjoyed the rewards of the warm weather.

The Easter weekend has seen the hottest day of the year after the previous high for the year was recorded in March at 20.8C.

Met Office meteorologist Mr Partridge said: “Friday was the warmest day of the year so far with most of England dry and sunny.

“Skies were blue and many enjoyed a very nice start to the Easter weekend.”

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