Queuing for the AstraZeneca vaccine in Finchley, north London, March 2021.
Britons are set to hit the hottest March day of all time, with temperatures expected to reach 25ºC on Wednesday, the Met Office said.
Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkhill said it was a ‘possibility’ temperatures on Wednesday could exceed Wednesday’s March record of 25.6C set in Mepal, Cambridgeshire, in 1968.
The mercury peaked at 24.5F at Kew Gardens in west London on March 30, while St James’s Park in central London also peaked at 24.3C.
The relaxation of the coronavirus rules on Monday means groups with up to six people or two households can now socialise outdoors and in gardens, while outdoor sports grounds will be reopened.
The Times had described it as a ‘Spanish plume’.
Wet weather is forecast for Easter Sunday – with the possibility for sleet or snow in Scotland and the far north of the UK.
Temperatures are forecast to rise to 24-25 degrees on Wednesday, with the highest temperatures expected around London, the Met Office said.
The Met Office previously tweeted that there will be ‘exceptional warmth’ and ‘massive’ temperature differences by the end of the month.
Let’s enjoy the sun but let’s do it safely. We have come so far, don’t blow it now.
— Matt Hancock (@MattHancock) March 30, 2021