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UK weather – Brits are basking in the glorious 22C Easter sunshine, which is pouring onto beaches and parks before temperatures drop

BRITS are basking in glorious 22C weather today as the Sahara heatwave has driven MILLIONS to beaches and parks before temperatures drop.

Manchester is sizzling in a scorching 22C heat as Brits make the most of their Easter weekend with BBQs and drinks galore.

Jen Moore, 26, Becky Firth, 21, and Paige Salanki, 22, jumped for joy at the sizzling weather at Blackpool Beach as the mercury skyrocketed

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Jen Moore, 26, Becky Firth, 21, and Paige Salanki, 22, jumped for joy at the sizzling weather at Blackpool Beach as the mercury skyrocketedCredit: Dave Nelson
Weather enjoy the scorcher on Boscombe beach in Dorset as the UK braces for another day of muggy weather ahead of Easter Sunday

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Weather enjoy the scorcher on Boscombe beach in Dorset as the UK braces for another day of muggy weather ahead of Easter SundayCredit: PA
Britons walk near an avenue of cherry blossom trees in roasting weather in Greenwich Park, south-east London

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Britons walk near an avenue of cherry blossom trees in roasting weather in Greenwich Park, south-east LondonPhoto credit: LNP

While thousands flocked to enjoy the 18C scorcher on Boscombe beach in Dorset, Britain faces another day of hot weather ahead of Easter Sunday.

Weather have also flocked to Blackpool Beach to bask in the 18C heatwave at the famous north-west seaside resort.

And Britons were seen soaking up the Easter sunshine in sweltering weather in Greenwich Park, south-east London.

The numbers are also being tipped to hit highs of 20C in the sunny Midlands.

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Hotels, B&Bs and restaurants are already overcrowded and the four-day bonanza will see Brits gobble up up to 85million pints.

They’ll also mock 20 million burgers and 10 million sausages as BBQs are lit across the country.

Many parts of the country will see clear sunny spells on Saturday despite a cloudy start to the day.

This afternoon will remain dry and bright in most areas with plenty of warm sunshine but patchy clouds will remain in places.

Rain showers are possible in the extreme north-west towards evening.

Met Officer forecaster Simon Partridge said: “It’s so rare to get good weather on a bank holiday weekend. It’s usually throwing it down!

“Temperatures will remain high for the time of year but will drop from Sunday.”

For Saturday he said: “The morning will start out fairly cloudy before evolving into a fairly fine and sunny day for the most part.”

Mercury rose to 23.4C in London’s St James’s Park yesterday, making Good Friday the hottest day of the year so far.

The new high beat the previous record of 20.8C set on March 23 in London and March 25 in Cornwall.

And Ibiza seemed cool in comparison, where highs hit 18C.

It means the The UK will be hotter than parts of Spain all weekendwith the sunshine sent by a cloud of hot air straight out of the Sahara.

And after a glorious sunny day, happy revelers brought the Party till night how they made the most of the long weekend.

Bars and pubs in Leeds, Newcastle and other major cities were packed to the brim.

Grinning pals also happily posed for photos while enjoying the festivities around town.

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It comes as millions of Britons have headed out to make the most of the hot weather over the US Easter weekend.

Benidorm in Spain was too swarmed on Friday when Brits jet in.

The Met Office has urged beachgoers to “put on sunscreen” and drink plenty of weather to protect themselves from the high UV levels.

Hay fever sufferers have also been urged to exercise caution as pollen counts will skyrocket.

UV rays could reach 6 in parts of the UK, which the Met Office classifies as ‘high’ and was caused by slightly depleted stratospheric ozone.

but the good weather only lasts until TuesdayApril 19 when some showers and cooler temperatures hit.

Meteorologist Greg Dewhurst told The Sun: “The weather will become more changeable over the next week and temperatures are expected to return to average on Tuesday or Wednesday, but there will still be sunny spells in many places then.

“Rain will affect Northern Ireland and western Scotland, spreading on Monday and getting cooler. Sunshine and showers on Tuesday.”

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Bookmakers are also expecting a scorcher, with Ladbrokes lowering their odds to 5/2 as it is the hottest Easter on record.

Spokesman Alex Apati said: “It looks like a record-breakingly hot Easter could now be upon us given the latest odds.”

Riders ride on Wimbledon Common, London on a bright spring morning on Saturday

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Riders ride on Wimbledon Common, London on a bright spring morning on SaturdayPhoto credit: Rex
Visitors to Victoria Park in east London enjoy a sunny Saturday

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Visitors to Victoria Park in east London enjoy a sunny SaturdayPhoto credit: LNP
Paddleboarder Michael Morris, 36, paddles at sunrise in Belhaven Bay, East Lothian, Scotland

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Paddleboarder Michael Morris, 36, paddles at sunrise in Belhaven Bay, East Lothian, ScotlandCredit: Euan Cherry
A puppy was spotted throwing itself into the River Thames near Windsor on Saturday

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A puppy was spotted throwing itself into the River Thames near Windsor on SaturdayCredit: STAN KUJAWA
Jennifer Moore, 26, enjoyed the British scorcher at St Annes on Sea, Lancs on Friday

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Jennifer Moore, 26, enjoyed the British scorcher at St Annes on Sea, Lancs on FridayCredit: Dave Nelson
Buddies exposed their Tinnies to the scorching weather in Brighton on Friday

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Buddies exposed their Tinnies to the scorching weather in Brighton on FridayPhoto credit: David McHugh / Brighton Pictures

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Bobby Allyn

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