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28 August 2017

Britain bakes in tropical 29C temperatures on what could be the hottest EVER August Bank Holiday Monday as Brits abroad are swamped with holiday rain

DOTING families lolled around in the soothingly scorching sunshine – on what could be the hottest ever August bank holiday Monday on record.

Sun worshippers from Britain’s southeastern corner were seen trying to catch a radiant glow before September, as temperatures reached 28C around 4pm today.

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A surfer couple make the most of the sun and hit Sandbank’s beaches[/caption]

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A happy family pose at Fistral Beach in Cornwall on what could be the hottest ever August Bank Holiday Monday[/caption]

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Holidaymakers and sunbathers flock to Hive beach at Burton Bradstock in Dorset[/caption]

The previous record for an August Bank Holiday Monday is 28.3C – set in 1990.

But the Met Office says temperatures could still peak at pass the previous record in the southeast – before the end of the day.

Chris Snell, Met Office forecaster, said: “This is looking like it will be the hottest August Bank Holiday Monday on record.

“The combination of settled weather, sunshine and a light wind has allowed us to have this wonderful weather.”

Nearly 100,000 sun worshippers flocked to Bournemouth’s sandy beaches to glow into the first days of September.

Seafront car parks were full before lunchtime and people were caught bracing manic ice cream queues throughout the day.

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Crowds take a stroll in the warm weather at Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire[/caption]

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This worshipper flocked to the beach in Lyme Regis to enjoy her book in the warm sunshine[/caption]

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Crowds flocked to Brighton beach as temperatures almost reached 28C[/caption]

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Nearly 100,000 sun-seekers flocked to Bounemouth’s sandy beaches[/caption]

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Friends hit Green Park to sunbathe in the sizzling heat[/caption]

The hot weather attracted hundreds of walkers to ditch their cars for a warm sunny stroll
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But forecasters urged sun-seekers to make the most of the weather as Mr Snell expects a few drops of rain from tomorrow.

He said it will feel “fresher tomorrow with a few clouds and possible a few drops of rain”.

“The weather may be grotty for a couple of days but for those still on holiday it should pick up a little for the rest of the week,” he added.


Brit tourists were forced to swap their swimwear for umbrellas and coasts today as stormy weather brought floods to parts of the Costa Del Sol.

Beaches in Marbella and Puerto Banus which are normally packed at this time of year, were abandoned this morning.

The weather is only expected to worsen this afternoon as rain predicted for resorts like Benidorm and Denia.

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This lady certainly enjoyed her boat ride through Punts, Cambridge[/caption]

Mark Ryan, 26, from Brighton, who had taken advantage of the Bank Holiday break to fly to the Costa del Sol to see friends, said: “The last thing I had thought of packing for Spain in August was an umbrella.

“I’d probably be on the beach if I was back in the UK now. It’s madness.”

Londoner Amy Blunt, 35, added: “I’ve only got four days here in Puerto Banus so I hope things improve.

“I told my friends I’d come back with a tan that would make them dead jealous but with the weather back home, they’re likely to be browner than me when we see each other again.”

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