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Britain enjoying warmest weather of the year

Britain is set to bask in more sunshine in the coming days. Photo: PA

We are having our warmest spell of the year so far. Temperatures peaked at 27C in Lee on Solent Hampshire yesterday – and we could well see the same today as very warm continental air feeds in from the south.

There will be some lovely sunshine, meaning higher levels of UV and pollen in places, but early misty cloud could be slow to clear, particularly from western coastal areas.

Through the afternoon the warmth could trigger the odd sharp shower anywhere from the south-east, into the Midlands and the Pennines.

Despite a little cloud in places, inland spots will become very warm with temperatures between 24 and 27C - well above average for May.

The best of the temperatures will be peaking across the south-east where it will feel humid, but the coastlines will feel a little cooler with the sea breeze.

The summery weather will be with us the next couple of days. By Friday the breeze will freshen things up a little - but by then a better chance of even more sunshine.

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