Hottest weekend of the year... and there's more to come!


Hottest weekend of the year... and there's more to come!Cecily Dargan plays in the daffodils at Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire. Photo: PA

Sun-seekers flocked to Britain's beaches and parks to enjoy the hottest weekend of the year so far.

Some parts of the UK enjoyed the hottest day for 22 years, with many areas being hotter that Mallorca, according to The Sun.

The hottest place was actually in Scotland, where the mercury reached 22.8C (73F) at Fyvie Castle, near Aberdeen.

Met Office spokesman Dan Williams told Aol Travel: "The weekend saw the warmest day of the year so far, and in fact the warmest March day ever in Scotland - with Fyvie Castle in Aberdeenshire getting up to 22.8C.

"That doesn't top the all-time UK warmest temperature for March, which is 25.6C set on 29 March 1968 at Mepal in Cambridgeshire. However, this is the longest warm spell in March since 2005, when temperatures were similar to those seen over the weekend."

Hottest weekend of the year... and there's more to come!Crowds of sun-seekers enjoyed the rays on Brighton Beach. Photo: PA

Many parts of England enjoyed temperatures up to 22.2C (72F) and, according to the Metro, around 200,0000 people hit the beach at Blackpool, while Brighton and Bournemouth were also packed.

The good news? It's not over yet. There's more blue skies and sunshine forecast for this week, with most regions looking set to stay above 20C until Thursday.

Dan Williams said: "It's possible, but by no means guaranteed, that we could have the new warmest day of the year so far today, Tuesday or on Wednesday, with temperatures in the warmest parts of the country expected to be in the high teens or early twenties.

"After that temperatures start to dip slightly as we head towards the weekend and by Saturday temperatures should be closer to the average for the time of year."

Make the most of the hot weather this week and head to one of the best beaches in Britain:

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