In Pictures: Britons flock outdoors to soak up sun

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Britons have headed out to the beach, parks and lakes to soak up the sunny weather.

Bournemouth beach and the Lake District National Park were among the places proving popular for people wanting to enjoy the summery weekend temperatures.

People enjoy the weather on Bournemouth beach in Dorset
People enjoy the weather on Bournemouth beach in Dorset (Steve Parsons/PA)
Activity on the Regent’s Canal, Little Venice, London
Regent’s Canal in Little Venice, London, was a hive of activity (Jonathan Brady/PA)
Members of Rainbow Carnival Stilt Walkers performing in Roundhay park, Leeds, ahead of the AJ Bell 2021 World Triathlon Series Leeds event
Members of the Rainbow Carnival Stilt Walkers perform in Roundhay Park in Leeds ahead of a World Triathlon Series event (Danny Lawson/PA)
Bournemouth beach
Bournemouth beach was a popular choice for sun-seekers (Steve Parsons/PA)

June has brought a taste of summer, with temperatures nearing 30C in parts of the country this week.

Northolt in west London peaked at 28.3C on Wednesday afternoon, meaning the UK recorded its third successive warmest day of 2021.

The warm weather follows a washout May, which brought heavy downpours and prolonged spells of rain for much of the UK.

People enjoy the weather at Derwentwater in the Lake District National Park near Keswick
People enjoy the weather at Derwentwater in the Lake District National Park near Keswick (Owen Humphreys/PA)
People enjoy the weather on Bournemouth beach in Dorset
A man performs a balancing act in Bournemouth (Steve Parsons/PA)
People enjoy the weather at Derwentwater in the Lake District National Park near Keswick
People take a paddle at Derwentwater in the Lake District National Park (Owen Humphreys/PA)
People enjoy the weather on Bournemouth beach in Dorset
Beachgoers soak up the sun in Bournemouth (Steve Parsons/PA)