BRITS are to bask in 18C sunshine this weekend after the hottest day in five months.
The mercury soared to 19C yesterday in Edinburgh – the warmest recorded in Britain since October 8 last year.
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And the balmy weather is set to continue this weekend, the Met Office said.
The mercury is forecast to hit 18C in York, Newcastle, Berwick-upon-Tweed and eastern Scotland.
Southerners will also bask in 14C heat – with Southampton being the hotspot.
On Saturday, the coldest temperatures are expected in central and northern Scotland, with lows of -3C.
The UK will also see a few other cold spots with the North Sea bringing a light breeze to the South East.
East and west Sussex could see lows of -1C and -2C on Saturday morning.
Likewise the coldest spots on Sunday morning will hit below freezing in rural Scotland, down to -3C.
A Met Office spokesperson said: "Going into April, settled conditions are likely to continue in southern and eastern areas, where a good deal of dry and bright weather will occur."
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