Wednesday is officially the hottest day of the year so far, with people flocking to beaches and beauty spots. The mercury rose as high as 35C in Santon Downham in west Suffolk, making today the hottest day of the year in the county - beating last Friday’s figure of 32.9C. Temperatures are set to warm up today, making it the hottest day of the year in the UK so far. However, the record for the hottest June day ever looks set to remain in tact, as temperatures will not quite reach the 35.6c seen in 1976. Heath Secretary Matt Hancock warned again today that Brits must stay indoors to defeat the virus, Londoners walking and resting on Primrose Hill. It could even surpass the 37.8C recorded in Heathrow on 31 July - the hottest day of the year so far, and the UK's third warmest ever. Brawls have erupted on beaches across the UK as thousands of people flocked to the seaside on the hottest day of the year. Many seemed to be walking close to each other, ignoring social distancing rules, People relaxing on the beach in Dorset despite coronavirus lockdown restrictions only allowing people to be outside if they are exercising, Topping up the Vitamin D, possibly after advice from the Chief Medical officer yesterday - Clapham Common was reasonably active this afternoon. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? The UK's hottest day so far this year – in pictures. The Met Office … People across the UK are enjoying glorious sunny weather, with the country recording its hottest day of the year so far. ', Sunbathers gathered on Westminster Bridge, London, for the 'Clap for Our Carers' initiative which sees members of the public applaud NHS staff, Hospital staff joined members of the public outside St Thomas' Hospital in London for Thursday's nationwide Clap for Carers, A group of cyclists wearing helmets and high-vis gear wait at traffic lights in London, despite the government lockdown currently in place, People flock to a busy promenade in Bournemouth on one of the UK's hottest days in the year as temperatures soar to 75F (23C), Walkers are pictured strolling through Clapham Common in south London as temperatures soared across Britain today. How Wales' beaches looked on the hottest day of the year Temperatures hit 30C in the hottest parts of Wales - and the Met Office said Thursday could yet be the hottest June day ever Share Spain sets temperature records, UK sees hottest day of 2020 People sunbathe in a marked out square in the sand, indicating two meters, on Barry Island beach, in Wales, Friday, July 31, 2020. If April's temperatures continue this way it will beat 2011's record of 53F (11.8C) and become the hottest April since records began in 1659. Met Office forecaster Luke Miall said: "Thursday will probably be the hottest day in the region of 33 or 34 degrees". Thursday 25 June 2020, 1:07pm. Former chancellor George Osborne urged the Cabinet to follow Nicola Sturgeon's approach by having 'an open discussion about the hard trade-offs we face living with the virus for the foreseeable future'. UK's Hottest Day of the Year: Friday 31 July 2020 1 /38 UK's Hottest Day of the Year: Friday 31 July 2020 Beachgoers enjoy the sunshine as they sunbathe and play in the sea on Bournemouth beach Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? It is the latest sign of the country getting back to normal life - despite ongoing lockdown rules. Heatwave brings record temperatures to temperature, UK sweats through hottest day of 2020. While former Conservative MP for Kingston-upon-Thames Lord Lamont, said the Government 'will have to relax the restrictions' in the coming weeks. In Edinburgh, a couple were moved on by police after they were spotted enjoying some tea on a park bench. The same key workers whose children have been allowed to remain at school will now be able to order COVID-19 tests online or through their employers. The mercury climbed to 27.8C (82F) near Heathrow Airport on Wednesday, as … The hottest day of the year so far is forecast for next week, with sunny weather moving in from the weekend. People throng close together on Primrose Hill this afternoon as they enjoy the sun despite the coronavirus lockdown, Sunbathing was the theme of the day with these two men laying shirtless on Primrose Hill in north London this afternoon, People enjoy the sun shine and warm weather in Battersea Park in London today, the park appearing to be packed with people, Several people appeared to be exercising in Battersea park, though the number of people thronged together meant the park was far busier than in previous days, This man appeared to be laying back and enjoying the sun on Primrose Hill, with his dog keeping him company this afternoon, Exercisers take a break and people sunbathe at Primrose Hill. Londoners doing yoga and enjoying the warm weather in Battersea Park. ... Fri 31 Jul 2020 13.39 EDT Last modified on Fri 31 Jul 2020 14.07 EDT. Brits have flocked to beaches and outdoor spaces to enjoy the sizzling heat as temperatures soar. 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Social distancing measures are supposed to be in place at the burger chain's branches, such as anyone ordering by click and collect being asked to pay before arriving to protect workers and other members of the public. 07/08/2020 12:25 BST | Updated 07/08/2020 12:51 BST Brits Told To 'Behave' As UK Braces For Warmest Day Of Year Forecasters have warned that temperatures could beat the … So far this month, the highest maximum temperature recorded was 28.5C (83.3F) on July 17, also at Heathrow Airport. It will be coolest in the morning, with a temperature of 17C at 6am. Sunbathing is banned by the government, who say that people can only outside and visit parks to exercise during the coronavirus lockdown. Surely something should be done about this?'. The mercury climbed to 27.8C (82F) near Heathrow Airport on Wednesday, as … Beachgoers enjoy the sunshine as they sunbathe and play in the sea on Bournemouth beach, People enjoy the sunny weather at a beach in Brighton, People enjoy the hot weather during a punt ride along the River Cam in Cambridge, People take a selfie in front of the entrance of the Brighton Palace Pier, People sunbathe on Barry Island beach in Wales, People enjoy the weather at the beach in Joss Gap Bay, Broadstairs, People paddle in the sea on Barry Island beach, People enjoy the hot weather at Blackpool beach, A woman fans herself with an electric fan as she looks at her smartphone on the tube, People play basketball as they enjoy the sunny weather at a beach in Brighton, People enjoy the hot weather at West Reservoir Centre near Finsbury Park, Londo, Western lowland gorillas enjoy an ice lolly on the hottest day of the year so far, in London Zoo, People on the edge of a fountain at Trafalgar Square in London, "Lido Ladies of London" Nicola Foster and Jessica Walker enjoy the heatwave at Hillingdon Sports and Leisure complex, People ride on jet skis as they enjoy the sunny weather at a beach in Brighton, People enjoy the weather at the beach in Joss Gap Ba, Sunrise over Kilvington Lakes in the Vale of Belvoir, Leicestershire, A man sits on the edge of a fountain at Trafalgar Square in London, Forecaster Simon Partridge said: “This not only makes it the warmest day of the year, it also makes it the third hottest UK day on record.”, Read our full mailing list consent terms here. When I was growing up in eastern Texas, everyone knew that the hottest time of the year was August. Luxury car-maker Aston Martin Lagonda is set to reopen its South Wales factory on May 5 and car giant Jaguar Land Rover is to gradually resume production at two of its UK plants next month amid 'robust' guidelines to support a return to work. The UK is set to bask in the hottest day of the year so far, with temperatures predicted to climb as high as 27C (80.6F) this week. Tuesday is also set to become the warmest day of the year so far, with the current high of … But now thunderstorms are expected to hit this evening with a weather warning covering much of England. The latest scenes come as former ministers joined forces in their calls for the UK to come up with an exit strategy out of lockdown. Temperatures reached 37.8C at Heathrow Airport, far surpassing the previous record for 2020 of … The UK has recorded its hottest day of the year so far – beating a top temperature set the day before. The scenes come despite the rising death toll from the pandemic, with another 616 victims announced in the UK today, taking the total number of fatalities up to 18,783. Pedestrians and shoppers are seen walking by market stalls on Electric Avenue in Brixton, south London for a spot of shopping today, Despite lockdown and social distancing instructions, Brixton appeared to extremely busy as shoppers descended today, Shoppers line up outside a B&Q store at Sutton In Ashfield in Nottinghamshire today after the DIY store opened its doors, Crowds gather outside a Five Guys branch at Fountain Park in Edinburgh at about 7pm yesterday, waiting for takeaway orders, Huge queues built up outside the Five Guys burger restaurant in Edinburgh last night as people collect takeaway orders, Crowds of commuters board a Jubilee line train at Canning Town station on the London Underground this morning, One witness said: 'There is a vast amount of people waiting outside, not only Deliveroo riders but members of the public who are clearly not practising safe social distancing whilst waiting for the food and who are clearly disregarding any and all government guidelines. A yellow weather warning has been issued from 4pm until midnight across large parts of east and south-east England where the weather will be at its hottest. Meanwhile homebuilder Taylor Wimpey said construction will resume on May 4 and rival Vistry Group said it will re-start next week. Despite pleas from some councils urging people to stay away, many have visited beaches and parks on the hottest day of the year so far. The Met Office said the 37.8 degrees Celsius recorded at Heathrow Airport made Friday the hottest day of the year so far in the UK. Edmund King, AA president, said: 'Breakdowns have increased by about 20 per cent this week and traffic seems to be 10 per cent higher than under earlier lockdown conditions.'. According to weather forecasters Thursday could be the UK's hottest day of the year, so far, with scorching temperatures forecast to rise even further. Share. Madrid saw a high of 30 degrees Celsius (101 degrees Fahrenheit), continuing the city's hottest week of 2020. Recent sunny weekends have seen politicians, NHS staff and police plead with the public to stay inside if they are not exercising. Hundreds of people from across Wales flocked to beaches to enjoy the sunshine on the hottest day of the year. The mercury hit 37.8C (100F) at London’s Heathrow Airport at 2.41pm and also reached 37.3C (99.1F) at Kew Gardens, in west London, the Met Office said. National weather agency the Met Office said a reading of 37.8 degrees Celsius was recorded at Heathrow Airport west of London. Friday’s temperatures will skyrocket to as high as 35C in some places – even hotter than Ibiza’s 32C. Although Saturday will also be warm, in many parts of the UK temperatures will have cooled down and winds will have picked up by Sunday for expected showers on Monday. The storms will be caused by hot air moving in from mainland Europe, some parts of which will be cooler than the UK. Sunbathing is banned by the government under the guidelines, but that didn't seem to stop some covidiots all over the country, including this woman at Highgate park in north London. Overall, it will be hot and sunny, with the weather turning increasingly humid later. The UK is braced for the hottest day of the year so far within just 24 hours, as temperatures continue to soar across the country. Nando's is now reopening seven of its city centre kitchens to make meals for NHS workers, while Guernsey is set to be the first place in Britain to partially lift lockdown as gardeners, estate agents and builders return to work. It is the fifth week in a row that people have taken part in Clap for Carers, where people up-and-down the country have clapped to show their support for those on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic. Wednesday is officially the hottest day of the year so far, with people flocking to beaches and beauty spots. Despite government pleas and warnings of strong fines from police for breaching lockdown rules, beaches were packed up and down the country, with covidiots sunbathing and enjoying the high temperatures. This afternoon will see cloud increasing in the west and the risk of thunderstorms in the east.”. The current hottest day so far in 2020 was recorded at 26C on April 10 in Treknow, Cornwall. People who are caught breaking the lockdown rules could end up saddled with a £60 fine and potentially another £120 fine for a second offense. Sunbathing is against the UK's coronavirus restrictions and people can be fined if they are found sunbathing instead of exercising while outside, A woman sunbathes next to the River Thames in central London. Met Office says it will be sunny as the temperature … Yesterday temperatures did not quite reach today's with the highest being 61F (21C). Tuesday is also set to become the warmest day of the year so far, with the current high of 28.2C under threat in the South. Pictured: People clap on Westminster Bridge, Police move two members of the public off a bench in Edinburgh today, after they appeared to decide to enjoy some tea in the sun, despite the coronavirus lockdown, People enjoy the sun shine and warm weather in Battersea Park in London today, enjoying a drink despite lockdown rules, This couple appeared to be enjoying a picnic in Battersea park, as they took in the sun despite coronavirus lockdown, This woman enjoyed an acrobatic form of exercise today, she followed the government guidelines as she worked out in Clapham Common, London today, The M6 two weeks ago was deserted amid the coronavirus lockdown. Met Office meteorologists have said the weather will be getting warmer each day, and Huge queues have been forming outside B&Q stores which are also now reopening, and crowds gathered outside a Five Guys restaurant at Edinburgh's Fountain Park at about 7pm yesterday, waiting for takeaway orders. Adhering to social distancing means avoiding large crowds and keeping at least 2 metres between people, People sunbathe on Primrose Hill. 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The Met Office said Heathrow and Northolt in west London had reached 34C (93.2F) making it … The UK enjoyed the hottest day of the year … Friday will see a marked turn in the weather in large parts of England, with the Met Office adding: “But it’s not blue skies everywhere. This means May 2020 is now officially driest since records began in 1862. The UK has had its hottest day of the year, as temperatures soared across southern England. However, traffic levels appear to have gone back to normal today, Members of the public ignore the Coronavirus lockdown on the hottest day of the year on Primrose Hill, north London, including this woman who seemed to be enjoying the sun, A driver stopped by police in Cornwall told officers he went on a 70-mile tour of the county because he was bored of lockdown, Three smiling friends stand close together on Primrose Hill this afternoon, as they pose for a selfie, seemingly ignoring government lockdown guidelines, What social distancing? Friday is expected to be the hottest day of the year so far. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. Wednesday forecast to surpass the 26C recorded in Cornwall on Good Friday. Britons all over the UK have ignored lockdown rules today to flock to parks, beaches and promenades as temperatures hit 75F (23C) on one of the hottest days of the year. 07:57, 20 MAY 2020; News. Britons all over the UK have ignored lockdown rules today to flock to parks, beaches and promenades as temperatures hit 75F (23C) on one of the hottest days of the year… The hot weather has come from some high level air that has moved towards the UK from a southerly direction. Speaking at today's daily Downing Street briefing, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: 'We must maintain our resolve and follow the social distancing rules. Treknow, Cornwall, saw the hottest day of 2020 on Good Friday when the mercury hit 24.2C, but the Met Office says that record is likely to fall on Wednesday. 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