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London enjoys the warmest March day for five years

The warmest March day for five years is being enjoyed by sun-lovers in some parts of the UK.

A dog walks through daffodils in Green Park, London

Temperatures reached 21.8C in Gravesend, Kent making it the hottest day of 2017 so far.

Little Venice

Today's high is hotter than temperatures in Ibiza, Barcelona, Nice in France and Istanbul in Turkey.

The warmest spots were all around London, with temperatures of just over 21C recorded in Heathrow, Epping Forest, and St James's Park.

But the highs are unlikely to beat the record for the warmest-ever March which was set in 1968, when a high of 25.6C (78F) was recorded in Cambridgeshire.