Brits flocked to the beach today as temperatures reached 27.5 (81.5F) in parts of the country, making it the hottest day of the year so far.
Hordes of people headed to Bournemouth beach, as well as the Weymouth and Brighton coastlines. Sunbathers also lapped up the rays in Lancashire.
People were spotted swimming and surfing in Tynemouth beach in the north east, while further south in the capital, Londoners flocked to the city’s parks to soak in the sunshine.
Parts of the country will be warmer than some Greek islands such as Santorini, Crete and Mykonos, and will even top Los Angeles in…