March 2014 was warm, dry and sunny in the Anglia region and among the mildest on record.
Temperatures in the Anglia region reached 20°C on Sunday putting places like Menorca, Madrid and Rome into the shade.
Just a week ago May was heading towards being one of the coldest and dullest on record but in the space of 7 days that has changed.
Mothering Sunday was the warmest day of the year so far in the UK with the East of England topping the temperature chart of the UK.
The thermometer reached 20.9°C at Santon Downham, Suffolk during Sunday afternoon, matching the maximum at St James's Park in London.
Santon Downham, which is on the edge of Thetford Forest on the Suffolk-Norfolk border, was warmer than much of the Mediterranean including places like Ibiza, Naples, Rome Rhodes and even Tenerife.
The normal maximum temperature in the Anglia region in late March is 11-12°C.
The temperature reached 20°C in Cambridge and at Marham in Norfolk and most places saw a maximum of 17-19°C. Along the East coast temperatures were slightly lower with a high of 14.7°C in Cromer, Norfolk.
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While temperatures soared to 19-20°C in the Anglia region on Sunday, 24 hours later they are struggling to get into double figures.
The map shows the actual temperatures in the Anglia region at 2pm on Monday - on the North Norfolk coast they were 7°C while near Southend they reached 14°C.
The highest temperature in the region on Sunday was 20.4°C at Santon Downham in Suffolk. On Monday at 2pm it was 9°C at the same location.
Temperatures in the Anglia region have again peaked at 19C (66F), some 9 degrees higher than normal for March. It reached 19C at Lakenheath, Suffolk as well as in Cambridge and Norwich.
Sea breezes off the chilly North Sea are keeping the coast a little cooler with highs of 15C in Southend, Essex and 13C at Weybourne, Norfolk.
It will be warmer still on Wednesday with temperatures expected to reach 19-22C (66-72F) which is more like June than March.
Scotland has beaten its March temperature record for the third day in a row with the mercury rising to 23.4C (74.1F) at Aboyne in Aberdeenshire. The all-time UK March record is 25.6C (78.1F) recorded in Mepal, Cambridgeshire in 1968.
After a chilly start to the day in the Anglia region temperatures will rapidly rise under the sunny conditions. The highest temperatures will be towards Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire with highs around 19°C.
Onshore breeze keeps coastal areas, especially the Norfolk coast, noticeably cooler
Monday's highest temperature in the Anglia region was 18.9C at Santon Downham on the Suffolk-Norfolk border Although it reached only 10.1C at Weybourne, Norfolk.
Wittering in Cambridgeshire was the sunniest place with 12 hours of sunshine.