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Parts of UK enjoy warmest day of the year so far

  • 9 March 2014
  • From the section UK
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Parts of Britain have enjoyed the warmest day of the year so far with the highest temperature of 20.5C (69F) recorded at Gravesend in Kent.

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Hordes of people descended on Brighton in East Sussex to enjoy the sunshine.

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Brighton beach was the destination of choice for many sun-seekers.

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A jet-skier was spotted enjoying the afternoon sunshine off the East Sussex coast.

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Punters on the River Cam in Cambridge made the most of the conditions.

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In London, parks were busy and a number of people strolled near Buckingham Palace on roads closed for the weekend.

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People paused beside the Humber estuary, near Kingston upon Hull, to take in the views and relax.

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For others, in Hyde Park in central London, the warm weather provided an opportunity to catch up on their sleep.

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Trees and the cloudless sky were reflected in this lake at Thursley Common in Surrey.

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And a tree was silhouetted against the setting sun near Ashford in Kent.

Forecasters say the sunny weather is not set to last, as a band of cloud moving from Scotland overnight will give way to a cooler start on Monday.