After thousands flocked to England’s south coast on Britain’s hottest day of the year yesterday, yet more are expected to head back as the record is set to be beaten today.
Thousands of sunbathers and swimmers were seen soaking up the sun on Bournemouth beach and other beauty spots on England’s south coast on Wednesday, taking advantage of the sweltering weather.
Temperatures reached 32.6C at Heathrow but that record is set to be broken again today with temperatures soaring to 34C. England’s beaches are likely to be packed again on Thursday but the public have been urged to avoid being outside at around midday.
Experts predict ‘some of the highest UV levels ever recorded’ in Britain could be seen today, according to Sky. The Met Office said the sun’s UV rays could reach a ‘rare’ and ‘very high’ level eight , meaning Britons need to stock up on strong sunscreen.
Officials have also raised concerns that there could be a second coronavirus peak due to overcrowding on beaches.
Britons have been urged to keep away from another of the UK’s most popular beaches, after council officials warned that huge crowds of people are making social distancing difficult.