Britain to bask in hottest day of the year so far

Temperatures could rise even higher today after the warmest weekend of the year, the Met Office said.

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Britons enjoy soaring temperatures

Britain has been enjoying what is expected to be the warmest day of the year, with temperatures set to soar higher than in Greece and Italy.

Sam Davies 10, from Norton, Worcester beside the River Severn. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

Forecasters said the mercury is expected to rise as high as 25C (77F) in south east England, while in Rome and Athens it is anticipated to be in the low 20s.

A woman carrying a paddle board across Hove beach, East Sussex. Credit: James Boardman/PA Wire

Yesterday was the warmest day of the year so far, with a top temperature of 23.9C (74.66F) recorded in Santon Downham in Suffolk, but that is expected to be beaten today.

Runners compete in the Heroes and Villains charity race in Hove. Credit: James Boardman/PA Wire

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