The UK has provisionally recorded its warmest March day in 53 years as temperatures rose above 24C, the Met Workplace mentioned.
The mercury hit 24.2C in St James’s Park in central London on Tuesday – barely beneath the UK’s hottest ever March temperature of 25.6C, recorded in 1968 at Mepal in Cambridgeshire.
The Met Workplace tweeted: “Temperatures have exceeded 24C in locations at the moment.
Temperatures elevated by greater than 20C in lower than 4 hours in Santon Downham, west Suffolk, earlier within the day.
The village noticed the mercury climb from a frosty minus 1.6C at 7am to 19C shortly earlier than 11am.
Temperatures are forecast to hit 24C once more on Wednesday across the London space.
The Met Workplace earlier tweeted there can be “distinctive heat” and “large” temperature contrasts because the month involves an in depth.
Chief meteorologist Steve Ramsdale mentioned: “The UK will see a couple of days of notably heat climate to finish March, with a most of 24C on Wednesday within the south and east of England.
“There may also be loads of sunshine throughout England and Wales, nonetheless components of Scotland will see some persistent rain over the subsequent couple of days.
“With strain constructing from the north nonetheless, situations are anticipated to stay dry for almost all.”
Monday was the warmest day of the yr thus far for England and Northern Eire, with temperatures hitting 20.4C and 17.3C respectively.
Mr Ramsdale mentioned chilly air will push throughout the UK by Sunday, bringing a “notable” change in temperature and the possibility of sturdy wind and wintry showers.