Record temperatures as we wave goodbye to May and welcome the start of meteorological summer

We have enjoyed a mild spring in Britain.
We have enjoyed a mild spring in Britain.
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Today heralds the start of meteorological summer as we bid farewell to spring and look forward to flaming June.

The first day of summer in the astronomical calendar may not be until June 21, but the Met Office has been keen to mark today's date with some statistics that prove this spring has been one of the warmest on record. Here is our weather package brought to you by the Met Office, Sky News and BBC weather.

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