Britain could enjoy temperatures of up to 27C during Easter weekend

Britain is set for a sunny Easter bank holiday weekend, that could break national records, after temperatures almost topped 25C on Good Friday.

Under fine clear skies, most Brits can enjoy "dry, sunny and very warm conditions with temperatures rising" on Saturday and Sunday to a possible 26C and "maybe a 27C" on Easter Monday, Met Office forecaster Helen Roberts said.

The Met Office said it is set to be "a glorious day" in most areas, but that outbursts of rain which are expected to clip north west Scotland on Saturday will be the exception.

The UK's warmest Easter temperature was the 29.4C recorded at London's Camden Square London on Easter Saturday in 1949.

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A woman reads her book in the bank holiday sunshine on the beach in Broadstairs, Kent, as the UK continues to enjoy the warm Easter weather.
People enjoy the bank holiday sunshine on the beach in Broadstairs, Kent, as the UK continues to enjoy the warm Easter weather.
People enjoy the bank holiday sunshine on the beach in Broadstairs, Kent, as the UK continues to enjoy the warm Easter weather.
People enjoy the bank holiday sunshine on the beach in Broadstairs, Kent, as the UK continues to enjoy the warm Easter weather.
A couple enjoy the bank holiday sunshine on the beach in Broadstairs, Kent, as the UK continues to enjoy the warm Easter weather.
People enjoy the bank holiday sunshine on the beach in Broadstairs, Kent, as the UK continues to enjoy the warm Easter weather.
People enjoy the bank holiday sunshine on the beach in Broadstairs, Kent, as the UK continues to enjoy the warm Easter weather.
People enjoying the unusually warm spring weather on Brighton pier on Good Friday at the start of the Easter weekend. Photo date: Friday, April 19, 2019. Photo credit should read: Richard Gray/EMPICS
People enjoying the unusually warm spring weather on Brighton beach on Good Friday at the start of the Easter weekend. Photo date: Friday, April 19, 2019. Photo credit should read: Richard Gray/EMPICS
Sunset during unusually warm spring weather on Brighton beach on Good Friday at the start of the Easter weekend. Photo date: Friday, April 19, 2019. Photo credit should read: Richard Gray/EMPICS
People enjoying the unusually warm spring weather on Brighton beach on Good Friday at the start of the Easter weekend. Photo date: Friday, April 19, 2019. Photo credit should read: Richard Gray/EMPICS
People enjoying the unusually warm spring weather on Brighton beach on Good Friday at the start of the Easter weekend. Photo date: Friday, April 19, 2019. Photo credit should read: Richard Gray/EMPICS
People enjoying the unusually warm spring weather on Brighton beach on Good Friday at the start of the Easter weekend. Photo date: Friday, April 19, 2019. Photo credit should read: Richard Gray/EMPICS
People enjoying the unusually warm spring weather on Brighton pier on Good Friday at the start of the Easter weekend. Photo date: Friday, April 19, 2019. Photo credit should read: Richard Gray/EMPICS
The i360 tower on Brighton beach at the start of the Easter weekend. Photo date: Friday, April 19, 2019. Photo credit should read: Richard Gray/EMPICS
People enjoying the unusually warm spring weather on Brighton pier on Good Friday at the start of the Easter weekend. Photo date: Friday, April 19, 2019. Photo credit should read: Richard Gray/EMPICS
People enjoying the unusually warm spring weather on Brighton beach on Good Friday at the start of the Easter weekend. Photo date: Friday, April 19, 2019. Photo credit should read: Richard Gray/EMPICS
People play beach volleyball at Boscombe beach, Dorset, as Britain is set for a sunny Easter bank holiday weekend, that could break national records. (Photo by Andrew Matthews/PA Images via Getty Images)
A horserider passes oilseed rape growing in a field close to Compton, near Newbury in Berkshire. Weather forecasters and pollen experts have warned that a so-called 'deadly pollen bomb' could strike over the Easter weekend with temperatures forecast to rise as high as 25C. (Photo by Steve Parsons/PA Images via Getty Images)
People play beach volleyball at Boscombe beach, Dorset, as Britain is set for a sunny Easter bank holiday weekend, that could break national records. (Photo by Andrew Matthews/PA Images via Getty Images)
People enjoy the sunshine at Boscombe beach, Dorset, as Britain is set for a sunny Easter bank holiday weekend, that could break national records. (Photo by Andrew Matthews/PA Images via Getty Images)
People enjoy the sunshine at Boscombe beach, Dorset, as Britain is set for a sunny Easter bank holiday weekend, that could break national records. (Photo by Andrew Matthews/PA Images via Getty Images)
A field of rapeseed near Skirpenbeck, Yorkshire, as Britain is set for a sunny Easter bank holiday weekend, that could break national records. (Photo by Danny Lawson/PA Images via Getty Images)
A paddle boarder off Boscombe beach, Dorset, as Britain is set for a sunny Easter bank holiday weekend, that could break national records. (Photo by Andrew Matthews/PA Images via Getty Images)
People enjoying the unusually warm spring weather on Brighton beach on Good Friday at the start of the Easter weekend. Photo date: Friday, April 19, 2019. Photo credit should read: Richard Gray/EMPICS
BLACKPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 18: Arthur James, aged 78, enjoys the fine weather on his 104th visit during the last 12 months to Blackpool on April 18, 2019 in Blackpool, England. Arthur uses his bus pass twice weekly to travel from Preston to Blackpool. The Met office has forecast a fine and warm Easter holiday weekend for most of the United Kingdom. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
BLACKPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 18: People promenade in the fine weather at the seafront on April 18, 2019 in Blackpool, England. The Met office has forecast a fine and warm Easter holiday weekend for most of the United Kingdom. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
BLACKPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 18: A family enjoy a picnic next to the beach on April 18, 2019 in Blackpool, England. The Met office has forecast a fine and warm Easter holiday weekend for most of the United Kingdom. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
BLACKPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 18: People walks in the fine weather at the seafront on April 18, 2019 in Blackpool, England. The Met office has forecast a fine and warm Easter holiday weekend for most of the United Kingdom. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Cyclists make their way past the beach huts on Boscombe beach, Dorset, as Britain is set for a sunny Easter bank holiday weekend, that could break national records. (Photo by Andrew Matthews/PA Images via Getty Images)
A man walks along a path lined with cherry blossoms in Harrogate, Yorkshire, as Britain sees warmer spring weather this week, with temperatures reaching up to 22 degrees Celsius in time for the Easter weekend. (Photo by Danny Lawson/PA Images via Getty Images)
A woman walks along a path lined with cherry blossoms in Harrogate, Yorkshire, as Britain sees warmer spring weather this week, with temperatures reaching up to 22 degrees Celsius in time for the Easter weekend. (Photo by Danny Lawson/PA Images via Getty Images)
People take a punt on the River Cam in Cambridge, as parts of the UK will be hotter than some of EuropeÕs top holiday destinations over the Easter weekend, with temperatures exceeding 20C (68F). (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
People enjoying the unusually warm spring weather on Brighton beach on Good Friday at the start of the Easter weekend. Photo date: Friday, April 19, 2019. Photo credit should read: Richard Gray/EMPICS
People enjoying the unusually warm spring weather on Brighton beach on Good Friday at the start of the Easter weekend. Photo date: Friday, April 19, 2019. Photo credit should read: Richard Gray/EMPICS
People enjoying the unusually warm spring weather on Brighton pier on Good Friday at the start of the Easter weekend. Photo date: Friday, April 19, 2019. Photo credit should read: Richard Gray/EMPICS
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The other warmest Easter weekend days include the 26.9C recorded at London's St James's Park on Good Friday in 2011 – when the mercury also reached 25.3C on Easter Sunday and 24C on Easter Monday, both in the Solent.

Ms Roberts said that these last two top temperatures are "ones to keep an eye on and could be broken" this weekend.

She said that the top temperature for this Good Friday was 24.5C at Wiseley in Surrey, ahead of plenty of varied sunshine for the rest of the UK.

Southern England and South Wales could wake up to some mist and fog, but that will burn away pretty quickly in the morning with the strong sunshine.

There is "a better picture" for north west Scotland on Easter Monday as they will lose the cloud and rain, according to Ms Roberts.

The 20.7C enjoyed in Aboyne, Scotland, in 2015, along with 21.6C in Brynamman, Wales, in 1984 and 19.4C in Armagh in Northern Ireland in 1924 are the top national temperatures recorded on Easter Sunday.

The warmest Easter Mondays recorded nationally were the 21.4C enjoyed in Culzean Caste, Scotland, in 2014, plus the 23.2C in Nantmoor in Wales and 21.1C in Knockarevan in Northern Ireland, both in 1984.

Bookmaker Ladbrokes has cut odds from 5/6 to just 8/11 for this year to see the hottest Easter Sunday on record.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: "Brits have been treated to a scorching start to the Easter weekend and things will only get hotter if the latest odds are anything to go by."

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