Weather: Why this bank holiday weekend's been warm

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It's been a sunny and warm bank holiday weekend so we want to know how you've made the most of the weather and what else you've got planned.

For most of the UK there have been sunny spells, temperatures have gone up and it's been drier too.

BBC meteorologist Darren Bett explains that it's because of a tropical continental air mass. (If you can't see the video below, then click here.)

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Have you got anything exciting planned for the bank holiday? Maybe you're heading to the seaside with your family, going for a picnic with your friends, or playing sport.

There are also some big events taking place, including the Notting Hill Carnival in London. Will you be going along?

We want to know what you've been doing and what else you've got planned, so let us know in the comments below.

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