Warm weather for most of Britain

Britons can look forward to some warm weather during the Easter weekend as forecasters have predicted one of the hottest Aprils on record.

Sunseekers basked in sunshine on the hottest day of the year so far on April 19, with temperatures rising to 25.4C in St James' Park in London.

Most of the UK is expected to experience fine dry weather until next week, experts predict.

Millions of revellers will be able to enjoy the bank holiday break without having to worry about downpours as temperatures are expected to remain in the low to mid-twenties early next week.

The south east region saw highs of 25C on April 20, with the rest of the UK predicted to see a sustained period of sunny weather, with the mercury rising to well-above the average for the time of year.

Alison Cobb, forecaster at MeteoGroup UK, the Press Association's weather division, said: "If we continue to get these temperatures then it is looking like this April is going to be very close to the record set in 2007 where the maximum average temperature was 18.9C.

"It is going to stay warm for the remainder of the week with large amounts of sunshine in most places.

"There will be the risk of isolated showers and northern and western areas could see some cloud and light rain, but on the whole it is looking very nice."

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