This would set a new record for the year, with May 20 being the hottest day of 2020 so far, when the mercury reached 82.8F (28.2C) at Santon Downham in Suffolk. Last modified on Wed 24 Jun 2020 18.16 EDT Britain has been basking in sunshine on the hottest day of the year so far , the Met Office has confirmed, as the temperature peaked at … Send us your pictures of your sunny day in lockdown to pictures@mailonline.co.uk. Overall, it will be hot and sunny, with the weather turning increasingly humid later. National weather agency the Met Office said a reading of 37.8 degrees Celsius was recorded at Heathrow Airport west of London. Sunbathing is against the UK's coronavirus restrictions and people can be fined if they are found sunbathing instead of exercising while outside, A woman sunbathes next to the River Thames in central London. UK weather: Hottest day of the year as temperature hits 31C at Heathrow Temperatures in mid-30s expected before Friday, leading medics to urge … You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. 07/08/2020 12:25 BST | Updated 07/08/2020 12:51 BST Brits Told To 'Behave' As UK Braces For Warmest Day Of Year Forecasters have warned that temperatures could beat the … ', Former business secretary Andrea Leadsom said: 'A balance will need to be struck between saving lives and saving livelihoods. 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. These include teachers and social workers, supermarket staff and lorry drivers, public transport staff, bankers, postal workers, bin collectors and utility workers, for example. May 20 was the hottest day of 2020 so far, when the mercury reached 28.2C at Santon Downham in Suffolk. Luxury car-maker Aston Martin Lagonda is set to reopen its South Wales factory on May 5 and car giant Jaguar Land Rover is to gradually resume production at two of its UK plants next month amid 'robust' guidelines to support a return to work. 3:19am Aug 1, 2020. In guidelines released earlier this month, police added that driving for a prolonged period with only brief exercise is also banned, as is a short walk to a park bench, where the person remains seated for a much longer period. The current temperature record was registered at 38.7C (101.7F) at Cambridge University Botanic Gardens last year, while the second hottest day was 10 August 2003, when the mercury rose to 38.5C (101.3F) in Faversham, Kent. The hottest day of the year so far is forecast for next week, with sunny weather moving in from the weekend. Samuel Osborne 7 August 2020 08:01 1596785249 Earlier today, huge queues formed outside B&Q stores and Five Guys burger restaurants, while builders also returned to construction sites all over the county. The UK has had its hottest day of the year, as temperatures soared across southern England. Britain has been basking in sunshine on the hottest day of the year so far, the Met Office has confirmed, as the temperature peaked at 32.6C (90.6F) … Are you sure you want to delete this comment? oday is the third hottest UK day on record as temperatures reached 37.8C at Heathrow Airport, the Met Office said. Share. Many seemed to be walking close to each other, ignoring social distancing rules, People relaxing on the beach in Dorset despite coronavirus lockdown restrictions only allowing people to be outside if they are exercising, Topping up the Vitamin D, possibly after advice from the Chief Medical officer yesterday - Clapham Common was reasonably active this afternoon. Despite the Health Secretary's latest warning for Brits to stay home, the hot weather seems to have pushed many to ignore government advice. Heatwave brings record temperatures to temperature, UK sweats through hottest day of 2020. The UK is set to bask in the hottest day of the year so far, with temperatures predicted to climb as high as 27C (80.6F) this week. This means May 2020 is now officially driest since records began in 1862. It comes on the day the Met Office warned climate change was exerting an “increasing impact” on the UK and data showed an “undeniable warming trend”. The hottest day of the year previously was 28.9C in May. I'm putting my bikini on!! The hottest day of the year previously was 28.9C in May. People are allowed to take a break during their exercise but sunbathing is against the UK's lockdown restrictions, This woman appeared to be following government guidelines as she exercised in Kensington Gardens in west London today, A couple sunbathe in St. James's Park. People throng close together on Primrose Hill this afternoon as they enjoy the sun despite the coronavirus lockdown, Sunbathing was the theme of the day with these two men laying shirtless on Primrose Hill in north London this afternoon, People enjoy the sun shine and warm weather in Battersea Park in London today, the park appearing to be packed with people, Several people appeared to be exercising in Battersea park, though the number of people thronged together meant the park was far busier than in previous days, This man appeared to be laying back and enjoying the sun on Primrose Hill, with his dog keeping him company this afternoon, Exercisers take a break and people sunbathe at Primrose Hill. Britain is set to enjoy the hottest April for 361 years with... Get ready for more sunbathing covidiots: Police forces... Britain's daily coronavirus death toll DROPS 37% from its... Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19. This means May 2020 is now officially driest since records began in 1862. This afternoon will see cloud increasing in the west and the risk of thunderstorms in the east.”. Hundreds of people from across Wales flocked to beaches to enjoy the sunshine on the hottest day of the year. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. Adhering to social distancing means avoiding large crowds and keeping at least 2 metres between people, People sunbathe on Primrose Hill. The scenes come despite the rising death toll from the pandemic, with another 616 victims announced in the UK today, taking the total number of fatalities up to 18,783. The UK has already surpassed 100 per cent of the average monthly rainfall and only experienced two thirds (66 per cent) of the expected sunshine for an average July, a total of 113.4 hours, Met Office figures show. It comes after the AA revealed today that road journeys were up by 10 per cent this week - the highest since lockdown started. The Met Office said temperatures will be back closer to average tomorrow, but it will still pretty warm in the southeast. But they are anaesthetised because the Government is subsidising employment at a rate that cannot go on. Met Office meteorologists have said the weather will be getting warmer each day, and They said it is 'silly' for ministers not to be totally frank with the public given how well most of the population has stuck to social distancing measures and stressed 'there has got to be an economy to go back to' as they sounded a warning which will be heard loud and clear in Downing Street . Huge queues built up outside B&Q stores and Five Guys burger restaurants today while builders returned to construction sites and roads were visibly busier than a week ago, with traffic having increased to the highest levels since the lockdown was introduced more than a month ago. Heath Secretary Matt Hancock warned again today that Brits must stay indoors to defeat the virus, Londoners walking and resting on Primrose Hill. Monday 17 August 2020 12:30, UK Sunday looks set to be the warmest day of the year so far for many of us Why you can trust Sky News Most of England and Wales are set to continue basking in sunshine today, with the hottest day of the year expected in some parts of the country. It is the latest sign of the country getting back to normal life - despite ongoing lockdown rules. ... on the country's hottest day so far this year. By Nicole Stinson PUBLISHED: 16:06, Fri, Jul 31, 2020 Meanwhile homebuilder Taylor Wimpey said construction will resume on May 4 and rival Vistry Group said it will re-start next week. The mercury climbed to 27.8C (82F) near Heathrow Airport on Wednesday, as … ', While Theresa Villiers, former environment secretary, added: 'We need to see a plan to get the British economy out of this medically induced coma. The mercury rose as high as 35C in Santon Downham in west Suffolk, making today the hottest day of the year in the county - beating last Friday’s figure of 32.9C. The hottest day of 2020 so far has been Good Friday when the mercury has reached a sizzling 78F (26C). Londoners doing yoga and enjoying the warm weather in Battersea Park. The warmest day of 2020 so far was Good Friday when the mercury rose to a sizzling 78F (26C). It comes after non essential shops reopened for the first time since closing at … The average highest temperature for April month is 53F (12C) making this April the highest UK has seen since 2011. Temperatures reached 37.8C at Heathrow Airport, far surpassing the previous record for 2020 of … Huge queues have been forming outside B&Q stores which are also now reopening, and crowds gathered outside a Five Guys restaurant at Edinburgh's Fountain Park at about 7pm yesterday, waiting for takeaway orders. The warm weather is due to high pressure around England and Ireland right now made warmer by the light winds and clear skies, The sun rises through last night's clouds to shine on almost windless, clear skies all day today in the High Peak of Derbyshire, Yesterday's warm sunset at Newhaven Harbour in Edinburgh. Tuesday is also set to become the warmest day of the year so far, with the current high of 28.2C under threat in the South. Perhaps in a nod to increased travel today, Mr Hancock did not share the latest UK traffic data - something the government has otherwise been sharing every day. The mercury hit 37.8C (100F) at London’s Heathrow Airport at 2.41pm and also reached 37.3C (99.1F) at Kew Gardens, in west London, the Met Office said. However, in a sign tensions are likely to rise, Dominic Raab said last night it will be weeks before ministers even 'think about' putting forward an exit strategy while Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty said some restrictions are likely to be in place for the 'next calendar year'. Citation: On hottest day of year, thousands cram onto English beaches (2020, June 25) retrieved 6 December 2020 from https This document is subject to copyright. 07:57, 20 MAY 2020; News. The sunbathers and the rise in traffic is the latest sign that the UK is slowly easing out of lockdown - against government advice. Meanwhile, homebuilder Taylor Wimpey said construction will resume on May 4 and rival Vistry Group said it will re-start next week. The high pressure causing this weather has been carried over from northern Africa which can affect air pollution levels. The UK has recorded its hottest day of the year so far – beating a top temperature set the day before. Met Office says it will be sunny as the temperature … So far this month, the highest maximum temperature recorded was 28.5C (83.3F) on July 17, also at Heathrow Airport. But now thunderstorms are expected to hit this evening with a weather warning covering much of England. Despite pleas from some councils urging people to stay away, many have visited beaches and parks on the hottest day of the year so far. Although Saturday will also be warm, in many parts of the UK temperatures will have cooled down and winds will have picked up by Sunday for expected showers on Monday. I am confident the Government will be carefully weighing up these critical issues. BBC forecaster Darren Bett said large parts of the UK will be getting "much warmer" this week, with temperatures likely to peak on Wednesday. Created with Sketch. The Scottish First Minister today published a blueprint setting out how the current state of lockdown could be lifted north of the border as she said there needed to be a 'better balance' between tackling the disease and protecting the economy. Britons all over the UK have ignored lockdown rules today to flock to parks, beaches and promenades as temperatures hit 75F (23C) on one of the hottest days of the year. The UK's hottest day so far this year – in pictures. It is the fifth week in a row that people have taken part in Clap for Carers, where people up-and-down the country have clapped to show their support for those on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic. If April's temperatures continue this way it will beat 2011's record of 53F (11.8C) and become the hottest April since records began in 1659. The celebration of staff was mirrored in streets and doorsteps nationwide as the Britons came together to 'Clap for Carers' for a fifth week. People keep social distance from each other on the Long Walk in Windsor. Friday is set to be the hottest day of the year so far with temperatures expected to be above 30C. ', Sunbathers gathered on Westminster Bridge, London, for the 'Clap for Our Carers' initiative which sees members of the public applaud NHS staff, Hospital staff joined members of the public outside St Thomas' Hospital in London for Thursday's nationwide Clap for Carers, A group of cyclists wearing helmets and high-vis gear wait at traffic lights in London, despite the government lockdown currently in place, People flock to a busy promenade in Bournemouth on one of the UK's hottest days in the year as temperatures soar to 75F (23C), Walkers are pictured strolling through Clapham Common in south London as temperatures soared across Britain today. Taylor Wimpey: Plans to resume work on its construction sites from May 4, Vistry Group: Will re-start work on 90 per cent of partnership sites and a 'significant number' of housing sites from the start of next week, Aston Martin Lagonda: Will reopen its South Wales factory on May 5, but main plant in Warwickshire will stay closed for now, B&Q: Opens 155 stores across Britain with 'strict social distancing measures in place', Nando's: Reopens seven of its city centre kitchens to make meals for NHS workers and local charities, Jaguar Land Rover: From May 18 manufacturing will resume in Solihull and at its engine plant in Wolverhampton. Spain sets temperature records, UK sees hottest day of 2020 People sunbathe in a marked out square in the sand, indicating two meters, on Barry Island beach, in Wales, Friday, July 31, 2020. The temperature is expected to rise even higher on Wednesday after the UK enjoyed the hottest day of the year so far. Beachgoers enjoy the sunshine and sea on what is now Britain's hottest day of the year so far, in Brighton, England, Friday, July 31, 2020. The Met Office said the 37.8 degrees Celsius recorded at Heathrow Airport made Friday the hottest day of the year so far in the UK. If April's temperatures continue this way it will beat 2011's record of 53F (11.8C) and become the hottest April since records began in 1659. Tory MPs have warned the Government it must spell out in detail how it intends to ease the lockdown to give businesses hope of survival, with senior backbenchers on the 1922 Committee meeting to discuss the response. The hottest day of the year so far is forecast for next week, with sunny weather moving in from the weekend. Yesterday temperatures did not quite reach today's with the highest being 61F (21C). Wednesday forecast to surpass the 26C recorded in Cornwall on Good Friday. He warned: 'They cannot go on without huge damage done to the economy. The mercury climbed to 27.8C (82F) near Heathrow Airport on Wednesday, as … The mercury climbed to 27.8C (82F) near Heathrow Airport on Wednesday, as … Sunbathing is banned by the government, who say that people can only outside and visit parks to exercise during the coronavirus lockdown. It could even surpass the 37.8C recorded in Heathrow on 31 July - the hottest day of the year so far, and the UK's third warmest ever. While former Conservative MP for Kingston-upon-Thames Lord Lamont, said the Government 'will have to relax the restrictions' in the coming weeks. Record-setting heat will hit parts of Western Europe Friday. Social distancing measures are supposed to be in place at the burger chain's branches, such as anyone ordering by click and collect being asked to pay before arriving to protect workers and other members of the public. Weather maps show a 700 mile-wide plume of tropical air moving towards Britain, with temperatures likely to rise above 86F, making Thursday the hottest day of the year … Over the next few days, most parts of the UK will see warm Brits have flocked to beaches and outdoor spaces to enjoy the sizzling heat as temperatures soar. Wednesday is officially the hottest day of the year so far, with people flocking to beaches and beauty spots. When I was growing up in eastern Texas, everyone knew that the hottest time of the year was August. Back to the hottest day of the year. People who are caught breaking the lockdown rules could end up saddled with a £60 fine and potentially another £120 fine for a second offense. Pedestrians and shoppers are seen walking by market stalls on Electric Avenue in Brixton, south London for a spot of shopping today, Despite lockdown and social distancing instructions, Brixton appeared to extremely busy as shoppers descended today, Shoppers line up outside a B&Q store at Sutton In Ashfield in Nottinghamshire today after the DIY store opened its doors, Crowds gather outside a Five Guys branch at Fountain Park in Edinburgh at about 7pm yesterday, waiting for takeaway orders, Huge queues built up outside the Five Guys burger restaurant in Edinburgh last night as people collect takeaway orders, Crowds of commuters board a Jubilee line train at Canning Town station on the London Underground this morning, One witness said: 'There is a vast amount of people waiting outside, not only Deliveroo riders but members of the public who are clearly not practising safe social distancing whilst waiting for the food and who are clearly disregarding any and all government guidelines. Friday’s temperatures will skyrocket to as high as 35C in some places – even hotter than Ibiza’s 32C. A yellow weather warning has been issued from 4pm until midnight across large parts of east and south-east England where the weather will be at its hottest. The UK has recorded its hottest day of the year so far – beating a top temperature set the day before. Despite the unseasonably chilly July, Britons have been enjoying the good weather over the past few days and temperatures are expected to peak tomorrow and surpass this year's record. Britons are allowed out once a day to exercise during lockdown, A runner enjoying her daily exercise at Poole in Dorset. The latest scenes come as former ministers joined forces in their calls for the UK to come up with an exit strategy out of lockdown. The UK is experiencing its hottest day of the year so far, the Met Office has confirmed. It has now reached 37.8 °C at Heathrow and 37.3 °C at Kew Gardens, making it the hottest day of the year by some way pic.twitter.com/2yknIPAOyg — Met Office (@metoffice) July 31, 2020 Met Office spokeswoman Nicola Maxey confirmed the highest temperature was recorded in Heathrow, Greater London, on Friday afternoon. It comes as the Government is said to be considering staggering workers' start times to avoid the rush-hour bottlenecks when the majority of Britons head back to the office - possibly at some point next month. The Met Office had thought the UK would hit similar highs today, but experts are now predicting that temperatures will just Madrid saw a high of 30 degrees Celsius (101 degrees Fahrenheit), continuing the city's hottest week of 2020. The Met Office predicts the first day of 2020 … Tuesday is also set to become the warmest day of the year so far, with the current high of … Edmund King, AA president, said: 'Breakdowns have increased by about 20 per cent this week and traffic seems to be 10 per cent higher than under earlier lockdown conditions.'. THE UK is set for the hottest day of the year so far on Sunday, as blistering temperatures continue to engulf the country in a record-breaking weather conditions. Sunbathing is banned by the government under the guidelines, but that didn't seem to stop some covidiots all over the country, including this woman at Highgate park in north London. BRITS are set to sizzle today on the hottest day of the year. The comments below have not been moderated. Speaking at today's daily Downing Street briefing, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: 'We must maintain our resolve and follow the social distancing rules. That made Friday the hottest day of 2020 and the third-hottest on record. Meanwhile, Devon and Cornwall Police said today they have carried out over 200 stops in the Penzance area alone in the past week. The storms will be caused by hot air moving in from mainland Europe, some parts of which will be cooler than the UK. Thursday 25 June 2020, 1:07pm. The UK is braced for the hottest day of the year so far within just 24 hours, as temperatures continue to soar across the country. 'To lift measures too soon and risk a second peak would be a mistake and undo all the hard work that has been done.'. People across the UK are enjoying glorious sunny weather, with the country recording its hottest day of the year so far. A driver pulled over for going on a 70-mile tour of Cornwall's roads said 'No reason for doing it really - I was just bored.'. Spring weather May 17th 2020 The UK is set to bask in the hottest day of the year so far, with temperatures predicted to climb as high as 27C (80.6F) this week. Today is warm, dry and bright with mostly clear skies and some light wind and clouds and tonight will see some cloud developing northwards. Police were forced to intervene in Bournemouth, Wales and Scotland when some sun-seekers got into fights on Friday. 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. UK weather forecast: Hottest day of the year so far expected this week. Earlier today, Nicola Sturgeon laid out a plan to ease lockdown restrictions in Scotland, suggesting that the country could go it alone from the rest of the UK. The UK enjoyed the hottest day of the year … Westminster Bridge was again packed with people tonight, as crowds gathered to mark the work of NHS workers and other frontline staff during the coronavirus pandemic. Treknow, Cornwall, saw the hottest day of 2020 on Good Friday when the mercury hit 24.2C, but the Met Office says that record is likely to fall on Wednesday. Britons are preparing for a summer at home as it is still unclear when people will be allowed out of lockdown and social distancing will no longer be necessary. The possible strategy on getting London back on the move follows Mayor Sadiq Khan warning Transport for London has about a week's worth of cash to keep itself running, and militant RMT union chiefs saying there is 'zero chance' of their members getting back on the buses and trains without personal protective equipment (PPE). According to weather forecasters Thursday could be the UK's hottest day of the year, so far, with scorching temperatures forecast to rise even further. The UK has recorded its hottest day of the year so far – beating a top temperature set the day before. ... Fri 31 Jul 2020 13.39 EDT Last modified on Fri 31 Jul 2020 14.07 EDT. Brawls have erupted on beaches across the UK as thousands of people flocked to the seaside on the hottest day of the year. The Met Office … The same key workers whose children have been allowed to remain at school will now be able to order COVID-19 tests online or through their employers. The current hottest day so far in 2020 was recorded at 26C on April 10 in Treknow, Cornwall. Members of these workers' families will also be eligible for the tests. Today is the start of hot, fine and dry weather with clear skies and light, warm sea breezes in coastal areas. Temperatures have reached 35C … These were the scenes on Westminster Bridge tonight as people came out to show their support for NHS workers and other frontline staff. Surely something should be done about this?'. 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Recent sunny weekends have seen politicians, NHS staff and police plead with the public to stay inside if they are not exercising. The hot weather has come from some high level air that has moved towards the UK from a southerly direction. Video report by ITV News Correspondent Juliet Bremner. The sun rises behind a view of St Paul’s Cathedral. Temperatures are set to warm up today, making it the hottest day of the year in the UK so far. The Met Office said, although a large amount of rain is unlikely, some places may experience heavy downpours and receive as much as 15-20 mm of rain in less than an hour. Friday is expected to be the hottest day of the year so far. Despite government pleas and warnings of strong fines from police for breaching lockdown rules, beaches were packed up and down the country, with covidiots sunbathing and enjoying the high temperatures. By Associated Press. 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