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NI basks in warmest Easter Monday on record

Enjoying the beach in Helen's Bay. Credit: Press Eye

Northern Ireland has enjoyed its warmest Easter Monday on record.

Temperatures hit highs of 21.4C, perfect weather for a day at the beach and even a dip in the water for some at Helen’s Bay in Co Down.

It was the same picture across the UK, with all four regions breaking their respective records, and comes on the back of NI’s record-breaking Easter Sunday.

People enjoy the sun at Seapark, Co Down. Credit: Press Eye

The forecast gives for a dry evening with plenty of late sunshine.

The Met Office says some patchy cloud will develop overnight, but with some clear spells too and brisk southeasterly wind along the east coast, with a minimum temperature of 7 °C.

Tuesday looks set to be mainly dry day with some bright or sunny spells although turning cloudier at times, perhaps with the odd shower.

It will still be quite warm in the sunshine,with a maximum temperature of 18 °C.

The outlook for Wednesday to Friday - dry at first on Wednesday but rain, briefly heavy, extending north later.

It'll be unsettled for the rest of the week with showers.