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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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Another day of warm weather forecast for the UK

Members of the public enjoy the warm weather at lunch time in Regent's Square, London. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Much of the United Kingdom can look forward to another day of warm sunshine today, with temperatures set to be higher than parts of the Mediterranean again.

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.

Bookmakers Ladbrokes slashed its odds to just 4/7 that it will reach 26C (80F) today while it is also offering odds of 8/1 on May becoming the hottest on record.

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