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UK Weather Forecast: Temperatures Soar As Britain Enjoys Hottest Day Of 2017

But it's all-change from Monday.

09/04/2017 14:13 BST | Updated 10/04/2017 10:18 BST
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Sunday looks set to become the hottest day of the year so far

Temperatures skyrocketed on Sunday as millions of Brits flocked to the seaside to enjoy what looked set to become the hottest day of the year so far.

A high of 25C (77F) was forecast for the south east of the country, which would eclipse 2017’s record thus far of 22.1C (72F).

After a sunshine-filled day and cloudless skies for most on Saturday, fortunes changed in some parts as the weather returned to normal for spring.

There was a north-west, south-east split though, as conditions cooled for Scotland and Northern Ireland ― before other parts were forecast to see a dramatic 10-degree drop on Monday.

All-change from Monday

Met Office weather forecaster Emma Boorman told the Press Association: “From Monday onwards it’s really all-change.

“The rain and cloud across the far north west is associated with a cold front.

“That will be making its way to the south east during Sunday night and introducing a much colder feel as we head into the start of the new working week.

“Temperatures in some places, for example, could be a solid 10 degrees cooler on Monday than they were on Sunday.”

Yet the miserable twist in the tale did nothing to dissuade sun seekers on Sunday, as these pictures prove beyond doubt.

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    This couple came prepared for the sweltering heat in Brighton
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    And they were snapped taking precautions 
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    Children throw stones into the wash at Brighton beach on Sunday
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    Visitors to St. James's park in London enjoy the sunshine and warm temperatures
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    Bathers flocked the famous pebbled beach on England's south coast
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    Sun seekers gained the best spots in a busy St James's Park, London
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    While others sought quieter locations for relaxation
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    A couple curl up on a towel as temperatures soared to 25c
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    This picture from Brighton looks like a Mediterranean scene
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    A man tucks into a 99 ice cream on Brighton beach
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    People sit on the beach as they enjoy the weather conditions alongside Brighton Pier on the south coast of England 
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    A Union flag flies as people enjoy the scorching weather 
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    A cute dog enjoys the heat and carries a tennis ball in its mouth in Marbury Park, Northwich
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    A mute swan lands at sunrise on Sunday at Marbury Park
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    Jetski riders enjoy the hot weather they play on the sea by the side of Brighton Pier 
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    People paint in the sunshine in Greenwich Park, south London
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    A woman practices her hooping skills in the sun on Brighton seafront 
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    A man sunbaths in St James's Park