While the warmest temperature recorded on an Easter Friday was 26.9C at St James's Park in London in 2011, with the mercury reaching 25.3C on Easter Sunday and 24C on Easter Monday that year.
Britain's holiday destinations are set for a record Easter spending boom this weekend with sweltering temperatures that will put Mediterranean resorts in the shade.
It has been the hottest Easter Monday on record in all four nations of the United Kingdom, the Met Office has said.
After the hottest Easter Sunday on record, bookmakers have slashed the odds of the mercury reaching 80F or 26C today.
The current Easter Monday record is 24C (75F), set in Hampshire in 2011.
However, Islington-based chocolatier Paul Young told The Daily Telegraph the barbecue-style weather didn't have an adverse impact on sales.
MONDAY'S torrential rain will feel like a distant memory this Easter weekend as Ireland basks in a mini-heatwave.
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Thousands have flocked to the beaches across the country this weekend.
However, it will turn more unsettled from midweek as showers feed in from the south, with some becoming heavier at times.
"Thundery downpours are likely for Scotland on Wednesday night and through Thursday".
She added: "It won't be one of the hottest temperatures we have had in April, the only thing it is going to break is some of the records for Easter Sunday and Easter Monday".
The Met Office said it was set to be warm once again, with temperatures peaking in the mid 20s, though the sunshine will be hazy across southern England and Wales. "There are certainly cooler conditions there compared to the United Kingdom".
The Met Office said it would be a glorious day in most areas, but that outbursts of rain, which are expected to clip north-west Scotland on Saturday, would be the exception.