Hottest Easter Monday on record across UK, Met Office says

All four of the UK nations have recorded their warmest Easter Monday on record, the Met Office has said.

Another day of spring sunshine saw highs of 25C at Heathrow and Northolt, in London, as well as Wisley, in Surrey, beating the previous English record of 24C in the Solent in 2011.

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The UK enjoyed soaring temperatures.
The UK enjoyed soaring temperatures.
The UK enjoyed soaring temperatures.
The UK enjoyed soaring temperatures.
The UK enjoyed soaring temperatures.
The UK enjoyed soaring temperatures.
The UK enjoyed soaring temperatures.
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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Temperatures reached 24.2C at Kinlochewe in the Scottish Highlands, 23.6C in Cardiff and 21.4C in Armagh.

The highs beat the countries' previous Easter Monday records of 21.4C at Culzean Castle on Scotland's Ayrshire coast in 2014, 23.2C in Nantmor in north Wales in 1984, and 21.1C in Northern Ireland's County Fermanagh in 1984.

Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna said: "We have got high pressure moving at the moment giving most of the UK a lot of fine weather, this combined with the fact that the high pressure has dominated for the past few days is allowing the temperatures to heat and build."

It comes after Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland each enjoyed their warmest Easter Sunday on record, according to the Met Office.

England's top Easter Sunday temperature of 24.6C at Heathrow fell short of the 2011 record when the mercury reached 25.3C in the Solent.

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Isla Stanton enjoys the sunshine in the sea on the beach in Broadstairs, Kent (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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

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.

Many Britons made the most of the last day of the bank holiday weekend, packing beaches and parks to soak up the spring sunshine.

Some were pictured cooling off in the sea in Broadstairs, Kent, while children played in the Ross Fountain in Edinburgh's West Princes Street Gardens.

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Brodie Tait, six, cools off in the Ross Fountain in Edinburgh's West Princes Street Gardens (Jane Barlow/PA)

However, firefighters are battling a large moor fire, near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

The National Trust said the blaze, covering 300 hectares of Marsden Moor, is likely to have been started by a barbecue on Sunday.

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A large moor fire ongoing on Marsden Moor (National Trust/PA)

The trust said it is paying £2,000 per hour for a helicopter to help more than 50 firefighters at the scene.

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