In Pictures: Aptly sunny day for Easter Sunday

Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have each enjoyed their warmest Easter Sunday on record, the Met Office said.

People take boat rides on the river Avon
(Aaron Chown/PA)

Temperatures reached 23C (73.4F) in Trawsgoed, Wales, 22.8C (73.04F) in Edinburgh, Scotland, and 20.7C (69.26F) in Helen’s Bay, Northern Ireland.

Sunbathing in Stratford-Upon-Avon
(Aaron Chown/PA)

Wiggonholt in West Sussex, recorded the highest temperature in England so far, with a figure of 24.3C. But that is still below the top Easter Sunday temperature from 2011, when the mercury reached 25.3C in the Solent.

People take boat rides on the river Avon
(Aaron Chown/PA)
Easter service at Windsor
The Queen spent a few moments in the sun outside St George’s Chapel in Windsor after an Easter Sunday service (Eamonn McCormack/PA)
Happisburgh Lighthouse
Lighthouse attendant Chris Moore cleans the glass on the outside of the lantern room at Happisburgh Lighthouse in Norfolk (Joe Giddens/PA)
People sunbathe on Swansea Bay beach (Sophie Hogan/PA)
People enjoy the sunshine by the river Thames in Windsor (PA)

Meanwhile, firefighters spent the day battling moor fires in Ilkley, West Yorkshire.

(Danny Lawson/PA)

A helicopter was brought in to drop tonnes of water onto the smouldering moorland just to the south of the town.

(Danny Lawson/PA)

Police and Bradford Council warned the public to stay away from the area as firefighting operations continued.

(Danny Lawson/PA)
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