This warm March is in huge contrast to March last year - the second coldest on record.
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Some parts of the UK will be hotter than the Mediterranean this weekend as temperatures soar.
After a beautiful, sunny and warm day for most, things will change in the next 24 hours.
Tonight rain across northern regions will gradually ease. Behind the wet weather Scotland and Northern Ireland will turn colder with frost and possibly some icy spots.
Into tomorrow morning, a slow start for some with low cloud keeping it misty and murky in places first thing.
By the afternoon, a reverse of fortunes compared to today. It'll be the turn of the north to have the best of the brighter skies with plenty of springtime sunshine and just a light breeze.
Further south more cloud than today and temperatures will be a few degrees lower than of late.
Gravesend in Kent had the highest temperature in the country today, recording 20.5C (68.9F) at 2.30pm, according to the Met Office.
The last time the 20C mark was breached in Britain was on October 8 last year.
Many of us will have a perfect spring day with unbroken, clear blue skies and sunshine.
More cloud will remain across the north-west with dull, damp conditions for Scotland and Northern Ireland - the rain pepping up later.
Away from the cloud in the north-west, a remarkably mild climate for the time of year and people will be feeling warm in the south, with temperatures peaking at 17-18C inland - and possibly 19C. Coasts will be prone to a cool sea breeze.
Britain is set to bask in the highest temperatures of the year so far on Sunday - warmer than some holiday spots in the Mediterranean, according to forecasters.
The Met Office says temperatures will reach 18C (64.4F) in parts of England - and "exceptionally mild" for the time of year and above places such as Greece and Turkey.
Saturday's highest temperature was recorded at 16.6C (61.9F) at around 2pm in St James's Park in central London.
Tomorrow should be another fine, bright day again with unbroken blue skies and sunshine.
The glitch will be cloudy, breezy and damp conditions for western Scotland and Northern Ireland, the rain pepping up later. Eastern Scotland will get away with a better day.
Away from the cloud and rain, it will be remarkably mild for the time of year.
Across the south-east it will be warm for early March with highs of 18C or possibly 19C - rivalling temperatures across southern Europe and the Med.
We'll be warmer than parts of Italy and Greece.
The recent spell of warm weather is set to continue tomorrow - with top temperatures in the capital set to beat holiday spots in Spain and the South of France.
Highs are expected to reach 18C in London tomorrow - whereas Majorca will see around 17C and luxury hotspot St Tropez just 15C.
St James' Park saw the hottest temperature of the year yesterday at 16.9C.
Overnight tonight warm winds from the south will keep temperatures mild, with clear skies expected all day tomorrow across the capital.
After a cloudy start to the weekend cheering up this afternoon with brighter skies developing as clearer air seeps in from the continent.
Scotland and Northern Ireland and parts of the north-west will be prone to more cloud but to the east of high ground brighter breaks will develop.
Mild for the time of year - with possible 16 or 17 Celsius in the south.
There were no reports of bad weather in the path of the missing Malaysian Airlines plane. The Weather Channel said there were clear skies and no turbulence along the flight's route.