BRITS will welcome their 50th day of sunshine this week as the country continues to bake in a record-breaking heatwave.
Temperatures are today expected to reach 30C, making it the 16th day in a row sun-lovers have welcomed temperatures of more than 28C.
People enjoy the beach in Broadstairs, Kent, yesterday, as temperatures continued to sizzle
And while the mercury is expected to dip later this week, temperatures are predicted to climb back up to the high 20s by the weekend.
Met Office meteorologist Becky Mitchell said: “Some areas of the UK will still be hot today.
“The main areas are towards South West England and London, with it reaching 30C in those areas.
“Elsewhere it’s going to feel a little fresher.”
Reuters A captain enjoys his sand boat in London over the weekend
Alamy Live News Two women take a dip in the water at Dorset
She warned this week could even see scattered showers developing.
Ms Mitchell said: “On the whole, it’s going to feel less hot.
“There will be sunny spells throughout but some areas like Wales and central England could see some heavy showers.”
But she said it would be just a “temporary blip” as temperatures again warmed this weekend.
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Alamy Live News The heatwave saw coloured umbrellas opened up across the sand in Bournemouth, Dorset
Dazzle the Mersey Ferry on the River Mersey in front of the Liverpool Skyline
Louis Wood – The Sun People read books and relax in the sun at Southend beach yesterday Hot weather sees tar on road in Cumbria melt to form sludge of black treacle as temperatures soar in record breaking heatwave
It comes as sun-loving Brits flooded to parks and beaches yesterday, making the most of England’s hottest day of the year.
Temperatures hit a high of 32.4C in Gosport, Hampshire yesterday.
It comes as water companies urged people to use water sparingly to avoid a potential hosepipe ban.
United Utilities, which serves homes and businesses in the North West – said it “urgently needed help and support” to stop a ban from coming into force.
A hosepipe ban in Northern Ireland is now entering its second week and another was introduced across the whole of Ireland on Friday.
Last month was one of the top five driest Junes on record with some parts of England seeing just 6% or expected rainfall, according to Met Office provisional figures.