Weather in the UK: The hottest day of the year, says Met Office

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On Saturday, sunbathers flocked to Bournemouth beach in Dorset to enjoy the hot weather

The Met Office has confirmed Saturday as the hottest day of the year, at 25.5 ° C in Gosport, Hampshire.

According to forecasts, the UK is set to record temperatures for the remainder of the Easter weekend.

Temperatures are expected to rise to 26 ° C on Easter Sunday and 27 ° C on Monday, although northwestern Scotland could be cut off.

The record cold weather for Easter Sunday in United Kingdom in April 2011 is 25.3 ° C in Solent, Hampshire.

The Solent also raises the hottest Easter Monday with 24 ° C, which was also recorded in 2011.

The previous speaker of the bureau's office, Helen Roberts, said Solent's records are "those you can keep an eye on and that could be broken."

The warmest Easter temperature in the United Kingdom was 29.4 ° C recorded on London's Camden Square in 1949 on Holy Saturday.

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Bank Holiday on the headland at Hengistbury Head in Mudeford

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Cyclists pass the beach huts on Boscombe Beach, Dorset

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Relaxation by the water in Milton Keynes

The supermarkets of Asda, Sainsbury's and Waitrose said they would expect rising sales of sausages, burgers, ice lollies and ice cream.

Sainsbury & # 39; s told the BBC that rose wine sales will increase 40% compared to the previous week, the tanning color would increase by 300% and the sunscreen would increase by 800%.

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A group of runners goes to the coast in Bournemouth

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It was a good day to enjoy the Thames in Marlow, Buckinghamshire

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Yellow rapeseed flowers in the sunshine near Skirpenbeck in Yorkshire

Argos customers have prepared for the hot weather. The sale of air conditioning increased by 367% per week.

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Asda expects a high sales of Easter eggs and lamb shanks as well as a leap in grilled meat – including a run with potato salad.

Waitrose spokesman said the supermarket had expected 150% growth in kebabs and steaks from week to week and burgers at 170%.

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Boats travel along the River Bure in Wroxham on the Norfolk Broads

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Sunbathing on Southport Beach in Merseyside

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Sunbathers enjoy the Regent's Park in London

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