Britain's warm weather to continue

Britain's warm weather will continue today after temperatures reached a new record.

A couple enjoy the sunshine on South Shields Beach in Tyne & Wear yesterday Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Yesterday was the warmest March 26 on record, with the mercury hitting 22.9C (73.2F) in Aberdeenshire, and forecasters predict a similar picture today.

Lindsay Dovey, of MeteoGroup, the weather division of the Press Association, said: "Today will be dry and sunny, with clear blue skies across the whole of the UK."