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A temperature of 21.5C has been recorded in London today - easily making it the warmest day of the year so far for the UK.
But further north there has been a real divide in temperatures.
A weak cold front has brought cloud and a cooler feel.
In the sunshine parts of North Yorkshire and Durham have seen highs of 18C - but under the stubborn cloud Kielder only got to 9.9C
Fortunately - with more sun on the way all of us should see the warmer weather over the coming days.
Largely dry but generally large amounts of cloud to start the day.
Bright or sunny spells becoming more prevalent, and it should again feel warm by the afternoon.
Maximum Temperature 16 °C.
The A1(M) southbound exit slip road is partially blocked due to broken down lorry at J56 B6275 Hang Beck (Barton).
This is affecting traffic towards Harrogate.