Britain hots up for holiday

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PARTS OF Britain enjoyed temperatures comparable to areas of Greece as sunshine made a welcome appearance on the Bank Holiday.

Temperatures rose to a high of 21C (70F) in areas of eastern England yesterday, with warmer than average conditions in the South and South-East. They only reached 18 or 19C in some coastal areas of Greece.

But the rest of the UK was cooler and unsettled in some areas, with Northern Ireland failing to reach double figures and there were outbreaks of rain in western Scotland. The Bank Holiday was expected to prove the warmest day of the week.