UK weather: Temperatures to 'creep down' after warm Easter weekend

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Temperatures are set to gradually fall this week after many across Britain enjoyed a sunny Easter that included the hottest day of the year.

Despite the drop-off, the Met Office said it would remain warmer than average for the time of year.

Easter Monday was set to be bright but cooler than previous days, with peaks between 18C (64.5F) and 19C (66.2F) forecast in the South East.

The weather in the North and West was also forecast to be cooler, with some showers and blustery winds.

On Good Friday, the hottest day of the year - 23.4C (74.12F) - was recorded at St James's Park in London.

Saturday's high was 21.2C (70.16F) in Cardiff, and a slightly cooler max of 20.2C (68.36F) was reached in Northolt, west London on Easter Sunday.

Temperatures will continue to "creep down" through the week, the Met Office said.

Tuesday could bring frost in Northern Ireland and in the south and east of Scotland, followed by sunshine and showers across most of the UK, with temperatures dropping to 17C (62.6F) or 18C (64.4F).

Wednesday is set to follow a similar pattern, with the dip blamed on a cooler front arriving from the west and an easterly breeze later in the week.

Marco Petagna, a Met Office senior meteorologist, said the end of the week would bring a "cooler, cloudier and breezier picture".

"There will be a trend towards the end of the week for things to turn a bit colder," he added

"We get more of an easterly wind developing and more in the way of cloud from the east."

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