Brits bask in glorious 19C sunshine as UK hotter than Greece on BBQ weekend

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Brits bask in glorious 19C sunshine as UK hotter than Greece on BBQ weekend



BRITAIN is enjoying glorious 19C BBQ weather today as sunshine makes the UK warmer than GREECE this weekend.
The Met Office previously said the weekend’s heatwave could come near the record for the warmest February day of all time.
Alamy Live News A surfer capitalising on the extremely unusual February sun down in Brighton today, with forecasters saying some parts of Britain could hit highs of 19C this afternoon
The current record was set in 1998 when 19.7C was clocked in Greenwich, east London.
But forecasters believe the current spring-like spell of sun could carry on setting records after Scotland’s warmest ever day was recorded on Thursday, with a high of 18.3C in Aberdeenshire.
Now the Met Office forecasts a sunny, warm weekend with temperatures staying around the 16-17C mark climbing to the “high teens” by mid-week.
And it will be hotter than Greece this weekend, where rain and snow are currently falling and a high of just 7C is expected in Athens today.
The current balmy weather is being caused by tropical air blown 4,000 miles over to Britain from the Caribbean.
And Monday is due to beat the 16.6C February 25 record, with official records stretching back to 1841.
Although more sun is on the way, some southern areas awoke to a yellow weather warning for fog this morning.
The thick low-hanging cloud shrouded the capital causing flight disruption at multiple London airports.
But as the fog lifted, a bright day has pushed in after — and the sun is set to continue on Sunday.
Temperatures are expected to stay in the mid-to-high teens tomorrow for most places in the UK.

Alamy Live News Seagulls swirl round a Hastings fishing boat at a misty sunrise on a very mild morning on the Stade Old Town beach, on what promises to be a warm and sunny day
Reuters Thick fog obscuring the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral in London this morning after the Met Office issued yellow weather warnings
Alamy Live News The beautiful morning sunrise tries to break through the clouds over the canal boats moored on Rufford Marina in Lancashire, near the Leeds/Liverpool canal
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Alamy Live News Colourful sunrise over St Michaels Mount in Cornwall this morning
Alamy Live News Lads playing volleyball on the Brighton beachfront this morning – a site not normally seen in February
Alamy Live News Stunning golden light at sunrise over the beautiful Lock an Eilein in the Rothiemurchus Forest, Aviemore, Scotland – after the country clocked its hottest February day in 122 years this week

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