In Pictures: Sun-seekers enjoy sizzling spring weather

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It’s officially British Summer Time – and it seems the weather has shifted up a gear to mark the occasion.

Temperatures were set to climb above average on Tuesday – and could top 24C (75.2F) on Wednesday in some areas, the Met Office said.

But with the warm weather coinciding with the relaxation of coronavirus lockdown measures in England, Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged those heading out to “proceed with caution”.

Spring weather Mar 30th 2021
Anna Heslop, 25, paddleboarding at sunrise at Cullercoats Bay on the North East coast (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Spring weather Mar 30th 2021
An early-morning dip at Tynemouth beach on the North East coast (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Spring weather Mar 30th 2021
Swimmers at Cullercoats Bay in the North East (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Boxing training next to Boscombe Pier near Bournemouth
Boxing training next to Boscombe Pier near Bournemouth (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Children (names not given) play around a herd of life-size elephant figures created by international conservation charity Elephant Family on display at Sudeley Castle in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire
Children play around a herd of life-size elephant figures on display at Sudeley Castle in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire (Ben Birchall/PA)
Sudeley Castle carved elephants
The elephants were created by international conservation charity Elephant Family (Ben Birchall/PA)
Spring weather Mar 30th 2021
People fish from Boscombe Pier in Dorset (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Spring weather Mar 30th 2021
Members of a local scooter club prepare to set off from the sea front on Boscombe beach (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Spring weather Mar 30th 2021
Two paddle boarders in the sea off Boscombe beach (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Spring weather Mar 30th 2021
Strolling along Boscombe Pier (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Kew Gardens Easter festival
Children having fun with a giant 3D comic strip of the Beano, during the Easter festival at Kew Gardens in south-west London (Yui Mok/PA)
Kew Gardens Easter festival
This year’s festival at Kew celebrates 70 years of Dennis the Menace with a series of activities and an interactive story trail around the gardens (Yui Mok/PA)
Relaxing in the sun at Victoria Embankment Gardens in Central London
Relaxing in the sun at Victoria Embankment Gardens in Central London (Aaron Chown/PA)
People enjoy the warm weather on Bournemouth beach
People enjoy the warm weather on Bournemouth beach (Andrew Matthews/PA)