UK weather ‘to hit 25C’ as bookies slash odds on hottest month on record

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Brits basked in glorious sunshine with the hottest ever temperature in February recorded today.

Revellers hit the beaches and parks for picnics and sunbathing, with the mercury rising to 20C.

Some places in the UK even experienced 10 hours of sunshine in the last week of winter.

And experts predict the unseasonal UK weather could get even hotter.

British weather in February

ON THE BEACH: Revellers have hit the seaside in an unseasonal February (Pic: ATHENA)

Brits in the February sun

BALMY: Temperatures hit 20C (Pic: SWNS)

Bookie Paddy Power has slashed the odds on the temperature rising to 25C from 30-1 to 12-1.

It has also made it a 99% chance this February will be the hottest on record.

A Paddy Power spokesman said: “The arrival of sunny days in Britain has led to a lot of unexpected exposed flesh and now maybe even an excuse to delay Brexit.

“We’re hugely odds-on for this to be the UK’s hottest February on record – and we think those temperatures could creep above 25 degrees this week.

Hot weather in February

HOTTER STILL: Experts predict temperatures will hit 25C (Pic: SWNS)

Picnics in February in Britain

PICNIC? Brits have been hitting the parks (Pic: SWNS)

“Though, this is Britain, and it wouldn’t be entirely surprising if we were hit with another snow storm in a couple of weeks either.”

The hottest day to ever hit Britain in February since records began was found in Wales today.

A sweltering 20.3C was recorded in Ceredigion, the hottest place in the country.

The Met Office has also predicted the hot weather is here to stay, at least for this week.

February revellers in Plymouth

GLORIOUS: The Met has said the sunshine will continue (Pic: SWNS)

Its forecast reads:”Tuesday and Wednesday will be largely fine and mild with some sunshine, although northwest Scotland could be cloudier with rain and strong winds at times.

“England and Wales will see some early mist and fog, but this will clear many places through the morning.

“The largely dry, sunny and mild conditions are likely to continue until the end of February, although rain and strong winds will affect the northwest at times.”

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