THE United Kingdom has recorded its hottest October temperatures in seven years and Anglesey has topped the list.

According to the Met Office, Valley airfield recorded a temperature of 23.9C (75F), making it the warmest October day since Gravesend recorded 29.9C (86F) on October 1 2011.

Temperatures in Flintshire and Wrexham were near the 21C mark, more than enough to encourage workers to enjoy an extended outdoor lunch break.

Other people on social media made the most of the warm weather, with many taking to the waters on kayaks and others simply enjoying a stroll.

Residents are being told not to get too carried away however as the unusually warm weather is expected to be blown away by an Atlantic storm when the weekend arrives.

A yellow warning for rain for Wales and north-west England is in force for Friday.