It's 20C warmer than last weekend - and the sunshine will last until Wednesday

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It's 20C warmer than last weekend - and the sunshine will last until WednesdayPA


Yesterday was one of the UK's hottest days of the year so far, with temperatures up to 20C higher than they were last weekend.

Temperatures hit the mid-20s around the UK, and The Mail reports that yesterday Britain was hotter than Alexandria, Egypt, which only reached 24C, and Safed Israel, which was 25C.

Last Saturday snow fell and frost hit parts of the North, which saw highs of just 8C and night-time temperatures of -4C.

By Friday, temperatures hit 28.7C in Kinlochewe, Ross and Cromarty, making this Scotland's hottest weather at any time of the year since 2009.

Further south, Bournemouth basked in record-breaking highs of 28.5C.

The Mail reports that Independent forecasters said this was the nation's best weather for two years - and the high temperatures are set to continue until Tuesday or Wednesday, when rain returns.

Fortunately, the sunshine is expected to return in time for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations next weekend.

Click on the image below to find out how animals are coping with the weather...

Animals beat the heatwave

Animals beat the heatwave