Met Office says new record is not expected to last long as temperatures forecast to climb throughout week
It surpassed the previous high for 2021, which was set on 30 March at Kew Gardens in south-west 伦敦 when the temperature hit 24.5C.
Britons flocked to parks and beaches as the sun beamed through blue skies over the long weekend.
Earlier, the Met Office said the new record it is not expected to last for long, as temperatures are expected to climb to 27C on Wednesday before cooler, fresher air moves in.
Becky Mitchell, a meteorologist from the Met Office, said the latter part of the week could bring thunderstorms.
“There will potentially be some thunderstorms by midweek, the first bout of showers will come into parts of the South West and there will be a few thunderstorms in that,” 她说.
The storms in the South West are expected to hit on Wednesday, with the South East due for a bit of a soaking by Friday.
“There’s a chance of some thundery break down in the south east and we could have some quite intense storms there,” Ms Mitchell said.
“There’s still a lot of uncertainty but with the warm and humid weather we are having we have the key ingredients for thunder storms.”
她继续: “The warmer weather will stick around until at least Thursday in most places, that’s when we could get some slightly fresher air coming in.”