Merseyside saw its hottest day of the year today as a warm 17.2C was recorded at the Met Office’s Crosby weather station.
Wales saw the hottest weather in the whole of the UK so far, as Porthmadog recorded a temperature of 19.2C
#Spring has finally sprung! Porthmadog continues to be the hot spot today with a temperature of 19.2 °C
— Met Office (@metoffice) April 20, 2016
The warm spell came thanks to high pressure to building, allowing continental winds from the south that brought the warmer air over the UK.
People flocked to costal areas during their lunch breaks to make the most of the glorious sunshine, with many people grabbing ice creams as a lunchtime snack to cool down.
Thursday is expected to be another warm sunny day with highs of 16C, however, due to an increase in cloud it won’t always feel as warm as Wednesday.
Lovely day in New Brighton pic.twitter.com/yMvYLzBomZ
— Mark (@MarkPS18) April 20, 2016
And don’t get too used to the warmer temperatures, from Friday Arctic air will return from the north.
Daytime temperatures will drop as low 9C with an increase in cloudy conditions and chances of showers as we head towards the weekend.
Let’s just enjoy the rest of today. We can think about this later… Jo pic.twitter.com/itAvxPfQ5F
— BBC Weather (@bbcweather) April 20, 2016