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Sun-seekers warned not to blow it as Newark and Sherwood temperatures set to reach 21 degrees ahead of what could be the UK's hottest March day on record

The Health Secretary has warned Britons not to blow it ahead of what could be the UK’s hottest March day on record.

Newark and Sherwood is set to bask in another day of sun and heat while temperatures elsewhere in the country could reach new heights for the month.

The mercury is set to reach a balmy 21 degrees for much of Nottinghamshire.

A woman sunbathes whilst reading a book.
A woman sunbathes whilst reading a book.

The Met Office said it was a possibility parts of the UK could surpass the March record of 25.6C (78F) set in 1968 at Mepal, Cambridgeshire.

Temperatures reached 24.5C (76.1F) at Kew Gardens in west London yesterday (Tuesday) the hottest March day in 53 years.

People have been making the most of sunny conditions across England after Monday’s easing of coronavirus rules, which means groups of up to six, or two households, are now able to socialise in parks and gardens — with outdoor sports facilities re-opening.

But Health Secretary Matt Hancock issued a warning on Twitter yesterday evening, saying: “Let’s enjoy the sun but let’s do it safely. We have come so far, don’t blow it now.”

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