The weather has lived up to expectations, with Britain basking in the warmest day of the year so far (April 15) as predicted and forecasters say it will get hotter yet.
But in the North East, temperatures have risen no higher than 14C (57F).
The 23.2C (74F) recorded at Gravesend, Kent, surpassed 2015's previous peak of 22.8 (73F) on Tuesday.
It means parts of Britain were hotter than Athens (19C), Istanbul (14C) and Rome (17C).
The sizzling conditions are not expected to develop into a heatwave but a 'settled' picture is likely to continue into next week.
Officially today has been the warmest day of the year so far - with highs of 23C recorded in London.
Unfortunately cloud and cooler air led to us having a far more average day with temperatures about right for the time of year.
Tomorrow could prove even warmer in the south - but once again we will miss out on those top temperatures.
Similar conditions to the overnight period: breezy and rather cloudy, with a chance of patchy rain at times.
Brightest in the east throughout, with the best chance of sunny intervals. Maximum Temperature 14C.