Taunton basks as temperatures soar all week

Somerset County Gazette: Amanda and Tim Baker enjoy an ice-cream Amanda and Tim Baker enjoy an ice-cream

SUN worshippers got all their early Easter eggs in one basket this week as glorious weather shone over our region.

Plenty of you took the opportunity to top up those tans in the sun and bask in Taunton’s Vivary Park.

Others headed to watch Somerset County Cricket Club in their friendlies with Worcestershire and Surrey while more of you donned shorts and flip-flops to have a trawl around the shops across the region.

Temperatures soared to over 22C in some parts with revellers even treating themselves to an ice cream or two.

Mike Rigby, Head of climate consultancy Original Carbon, says it’s the fifth year running that the region has experienced a warm dry spring.

He added: “Before this five-year period you could count on pretty much any kind of weather at any time of year – there were huge fluctuations from year to year.

“One summer would be a heatwave, the next a washout. Now we seem to get the washout every year; no more hot, dry summers but as some recompense the spring is becoming exceptionally warm and dry.”

Warm weather is set to continue the next couple of days with overcast conditions expected.

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