Social distancing rules were ignored on Thursday as people headed to the beach on the south coast and football fans celebrated Liverpool's Premier League win at Anfield.
With temperature set to hit 30C, drivers have been urged to remove alcohol-based gels from their cars.
Brits are making the most of the June heatwave by basking in the sunshine – as temperatures are set to climb into the mid-30s.Thursday could see the hottest day of the year recorded as the mercury climbs towards the 34 degrees mark in the south of the UK.However, the record for the hottest June day ever looks set to remain in tact, as temperatures will not quite reach the 35.6c seen in 1976.The hottest day of the year so far was 28.9 degrees, which was recorded in Scotland’s border region in May.Temperatures on Tuesday reached the high 20s, sending sun worshippers to Britain’s beaches as a welcome respite from the coronavirus lockdown.However, with the dry and sunny weather expected and the government's COVID-19 alert level lowered to 3, emergency services across the country are urging people to continue to respect the two-metre social-distancing restriction.
Meteorologists say the recent sunny stretch following a long period of heavy rainfall is 'unprecedented and concerning'.
The report reveals that 11 of the 12 warmest years on record for the continent have occurred since 2000.
Met Office forecasters predict the country will be hotter than the holiday islands of Crete and Ibiza on Thursday and Friday.
Local authorities have urged residents to continue to remain indoors despite the warmer weather predicted for this weekend.
The Met Office said temperatures could hit 20C in parts of Britain at the weekend, bringing a 'mini heatwave'.
The Met Office three-month forecast predicts warmer-than-usual spring temperatures, which could help in the race to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
The utter devastation caused by Storm Dennis has been captured by drone pictures.Images taken from above Crickhowell in Powys, Wales, show how the market town was completely flooded.The town was left underwater after a month’s worth of rain fell on Saturday and Sunday.The River Usk broke its banks near a bridge, flooding the town with muddy water.Many people across the UK have been surveying the flood damage caused to their homes by the storm.The government said climate change meant it could not protect every household from flooding.Read more: Major incidents declared across UK over Storm Dennis floodsPolice fear a woman has died after being swept away by floodwater.West Mercia Police said the search for a woman missing near Tenbury in Worcestershire since Sunday morning had resumed on Monday.The storm’s aftermath continued to cause transport chaos on Monday as train lines and roads were blocked by flooding and fallen trees.Network Rail is assessing the repairs needed to reopen parts of the railway damaged by torrential downpours and strong winds over the weekend.CrossCountry, Great Western Railway, Northern, South Western Railway, Southern, Thameslink and Transport for Wales were among the operators with delays and cancellations on Monday morning.
Storm Dennis battered the UK with flooding, heavy rain and 90mph winds at the weekend.