Cooling off in fountains, sunbathing on the beach and wildfires - best pictures from the UK heatwave

As the temperature jumps above 40C for the first time, the country has been forced to adapt to the heat over the last few days.

While some people have ventured out to enjoy it, many more have stayed indoors to shade away from the heat, while transport infrastructure buckles and grasslands burn.

UK weather - live updates as the country records temperatures above 40C for the first time ever

Below are the best pictures from up and down the UK as it records its highest ever temperature.

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