Cambridge Botanic Garden Weather Station where a record high of 38.7 was recorded.

Over the Easter weekend, thunderstorms and gale force gusts could hit with some parts of the country seeing the hottest weather replaced by an ‘Arctic trough’ – with temperatures up to 5C on Monday.

Forecasters said a ‘major weather change’ could bring gsustained winds and even snow to parts of Britain throughout the Bank Holiday, with parts of the South expected to maintain warmer conditions for the longest period.

Parts of the UK experienced temperatures as high as around 24C on Wednesday, with Weybourne, north of Norfolk, leading the way with top temperatures at 23.9C (75F).

Temperatures are forecast to hit 12C (59F) on Saturday in the South East and London while further north Manchester and Leeds could reach highs of 13C (101F) and 10C (68F).

The Met Office said warmer temperatures were more unusual than the freeze seen for late March.

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