THOUSANDS flocked to the beach and bathed in the sea as the country experienced the hottest day of the year so far.
Brighton beach was packed with people as they sunbathed, set up umbrellas and jumped into the sea to swim to soak up the sun, with temperatures reaching 25C.
In Norfolk, the Met Office recorded the highest temperature across the country, reaching a high of 32.7C.
As the mercury soared, health alerts were issued for Sussex, with the UK Health Security Agency issuing a Level 3 health alert for south-east England, which remains in place.
Brighton and Hove City Council has urged people enjoying the sun to stay safe in the heat, advising people to stay in the shade, drink plenty of water and never leave children or pets behind servants in a parked car.
Tomorrow is expected to be even warmer, reaching highs of 28C. However, the sun will turn to cloud overnight with rain on the way for Sunday.
However, warmer weather is expected to stay with us into next week, with temperatures around low temperatures and more sunshine on the way.
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This notice was published: 2022-06-17 17:11:49