BRITS will bask in a 22C heatwave over 13 days as tourists today pack out beaches and beauty hotspots across the country.
The UK is enjoying wall-to-wall sunshine over the Bank Holiday with the mercury hitting the mid-20Cs yesterday.
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Brits making the most of the May sunshine in CambridgeCredit: PA
People are making the most of the warm weather in BournemouthCredit: PA
Bournemouth beach was packed out early this morningCredit: w8media
Freshwater Beach Holiday Park at Burton Bradstock in Dorset is packed with holidaymakersCredit: Graham Hunt/BNPS
And the warm weather is set to continue over the next few days – with Monday predicted to hit a scorching 25C on the hottest day of the year so far.
Maximum temperatures will remain at 18C on average between June 2 to June 11 as Brits can finally enjoy some seasonal spring weather.
Commenting on the period between June 2 and 11, the BBC said: “Whilst there is still likely to be a good deal of widespread dry weather for the start of this period, showers, which could be heavy and possibly thundery, and prolonged spells of rain are likely across the south and west of the country for a time.
“Temperatures most likely remaining around or above average for this first week.
“By the end of the period, there is a signal towards a more general cooling trend, back towards more average temperatures.
“Widespread fine and dry conditions are likely to persist, but also is the continued risk of showers; these unsettled conditions become most likely in the north and northwest of the country, with southeastern areas seeing more settled conditions.”
13 DAYS OF SUMMER
Brits packed out beaches across the coastline on Saturday to enjoy the sunshine after weeks of rain and strong winds.
Families flocked to Bournemouth beach early on Sunday, while tourists were seen sunbathing on punts down the River Cam in Cambridge.
And in Lyme Regis, Dorset, Brits arrived in their dozens to make the most of the Bank Holiday weekend in the balmy weather.
Fine and dry weather is expected to continue on Sunday as Brits make the most of their newly restored freedoms following the lifting of many lockdown restrictions.
The Met Office said eastern parts of England and Scotland would be overcast early – before the cloud retreats back to North Sea coastal areas where it may linger in places.
Evening cloud was forecast to spread from coastal areas to eastern counties and parts of the Midlands in the evening – but a dry night with clear periods are predicted elsewhere throughout the UK.
A dry Monday with warm sunshine is predicted for most areas – as Brits bask in the warm weathers during the long weekend.
There’s set to be early cloud over sections of England and Scotland, which is again forecast to shift back to North Sea coastal regions as the day progresses.
Holidaymakers, day trippers and locals flock to the picturesque seaside resort of Lyme RegisCredit: Alamy
Cami McArdle, 25, making a splash on Blackpool BeachCredit: Dave Nelson
Beaches along the coast are packed as early as 10am todayCredit: Alamy
The weekend started well as London and the South East recorded highs of 21C on Saturday, sending people flocking to beaches and parks.
In Cambridge, a floating bar did a roaring trade with the punters out on the River Cam and all those lining the banks.
The fine weather stretched the length of the country, with the mercury creeping over 20C in most areas.
Sunday across the north of England and the Midlands is expected to bring a few clouds but also expected highs of 22C.
Wales will also bask in the ongoing sunshine on Sunday, with a top temperature of 21C.
It is a similar picture in Northern Ireland, while in Scotland things will be a little cooler with a maximum of around 15C in Edinburgh.
But before catching some rays, the Met Office has warned the public to make sure they don plenty of sun cream as UV levels will be high or very high
The Met Office said: “Keep covered and wear a hat and sunglasses, spend time in the shade and use a high factor sun cream with good UVA protection to protect yourself.”
And it’s now just a 2/1 chance with Ladbrokes that June 2021 goes down in the record books as the hottest ever.
With temperatures set to rise even further as the sixth month of the year commences, the bookies make it 2/1 that June is officially a scorcher.
Jessica O’Reilly of Ladbrokes said: “June’s joyful weather looks set to get off to a great start, and the odds suggest it’ll continue all month long.”