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Warmest Remembrance Day ever on record and high temperatures are set to continue

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The UK has recorded its highest Armistice Day temperature ever, and the warm weather is expected to continue into the weekend.

The balmy November highs saw temperatures reach almost 20C on Friday, which is almost two degrees hotter than the previous record set 45 years ago.

England, Scotland and Northern Ireland also set provisional new individual temperature records.

The highest was recorded in Myerscough, Lancashire, at 19.5C, followed by 19.C seen in Lossiemouth, Scotland.

Magilligan in Northern Ireland had a high of 17.4C, and Hawarden in Wales reached 16.9C.

The Met Office tweeted: “Today the UK has seen the warmest Armistice Day on record, provisionally breaking the previous record of 17.8 Celsius set in 1954 and 1977.

As a result of the unseasonable warm weather, “exceptionally mild” conditions have been seen across the UK, the agency added.

The warm conditions are now forecast to continue into the weekend, with Saturday looking “unseasonably mild” and Remembrance Sunday predicted to be “very mild”.

Temperatures of 19C or 20C are possible throughout the country, but the west may experience some rainy patches.

Why will it feel warm by day and night?

Explaining why it will feel warm by day and night for the rest of the week, Met Office meteorologist Alex Deakin said it was due to a jet stream high up in the atmosphere.

He said the “fast moving ribbon of air” dictates the country’s weather patterns, and it is currently drifting in across the north of the UK.

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“In this position, the UK is on the warm side of the jet and in this little ridge, we’ve got a large dominating area of high pressure across the near continent,” he said.

“That jet stream though will power some weather fronts into the northwest and bring some rain here, but the main talking point, I suspect, will be the temperatures.”

Scotland has potentially seen a record-breaking mild November night with temperatures exceeding 13C on Thursday evening into the early hours of Friday morning.

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