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Temperature record broken again

The temperature record has beenbroken in Scotland once again as much of the UK enjoyed unusually warm weather for the time of year.

The mercury rose to 23.6C in Aboyne, Aberdeenshire and marks a new all-time high in Scotland for March.

Many other parts of the UK, particularly in the north of England and inland areas, also sweltered in temperatures of above 20C.

It was the third day in a row that the north east of Scotland hit the headlines for its good weather.

On Sunday, a temperature of 22.8C (73F), the highest in the UK, was recorded at Fyvie Castle in Aberdeenshire, beating the previous March record for Scotland of 22.2C in 1965.

The UK also basked in the warmest-ever March 26 on Monday when temperatures hit 22.9C (73.2F) in Aboyne, setting a new "date record".

Aboyne was once again in the spotlight with a temperature of 23.6C recorded there at 3.41pm. It is thought to have been the warmest part of the UK.

Stephen Davenport, senior meteorologist with MeteoGroup UK, the weather division of the Press Association, said: "It's the warmest day in Scotland in March ever known, so it's exceptional. What's also unusual is the longevity of this dry and warm spell at this time of year."

Elsewhere in the UK, Lancashire and Yorkshire experienced temperatures of up to 22C, whilst parts of Aberdeenshire tipped over 22C.

Thermometers in Newcastle and Leuchars in Fife hit 21C and central London hovered around the 19C-20C.

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