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Sun-seekers can camp overnight on the sands of Bournemouth


Huge traffic jams have created the travel chaos around Britain's beauty spots, as avid sun-seekers flock to nature on another scorching day and temperatures are expected to rise to 33 ° C.

Car lines were seen waiting to board at Camber Sands, East Sussex, and the parking lot was already full this morning as weary revelers waited anxiously for a trip to the beach.

Huge queues formed around Bournemouth as well – but the drivers were a step behind those who camped by the sea this morning to secure their place on the bank.

Others tossed tents all together and opted instead to sleep under the stars, lie in the sand, or on lounge chairs after many beachgoers flocked to the coast yesterday – with many ignoring the rules of social distancing.

And it looks like it won't be any different today, as huge crowds can already be seen in the sand.

But sunbathers should soak up the rays for as long as possible, as heavy rain and "heavy" thunderstorms will hit the country starting Tuesday – with floods and hailstones posing a risk to households and businesses, the Met Office warned.

Yellow weather warnings have been issued warning residents to be aware of the risk of flooded buildings and disruption to public transport.

Dan Harris, deputy chief meteorologist for the Met Office, said thunderstorms are on the way and some places could be hit by up to 80mm of rain in just a few hours.

Huge traffic jams are building up around Britain's beauty spots as avid sun-seekers flock to nature on another scorching day, temperatures expected to reach 33 ° C.

Huge queues formed around Bournemouth too

Social media footage recorded the long traffic lines

Huge queues formed around Bournemouth as well (footage on social media) – but the drivers were a step behind those who camped by the sea this morning to secure their place on the waterfront

Camber Sands car park was full of vehicles as people flocked to the seaside as Britain experienced another scorching day

Camber Sands car park was full of vehicles as people flocked to the seaside as Britain experienced another scorching day

Traffic in Bournemouth is 10 percent higher than last week at this time, according to TomTom data

Traffic in Bournemouth is 10 percent higher than last week at this time, according to TomTom data

Sun-seekers camped in the sand on Bournemouth beach last night as they climbed to come first on another scorching day

Sun-seekers camped in the sand on Bournemouth beach last night as they climbed to come first on another scorching day

Others in Bournemouth all tossed tents aside and chose instead to sleep under the stars, on the sand, or on deck chairs

Others in Bournemouth all tossed tents aside and chose instead to sleep under the stars, on the sand, or on deck chairs

One group got up bright and early on Sunday morning after camping in front of another scorcher on Bournemouth beach today

One group got up bright and early on Sunday morning after camping in front of another scorcher on Bournemouth beach today

A woman was spotted lying on the sand with jeans as the only blanket as her day is due to bring another wave of melting weather

A woman was spotted lying on the sand with jeans as the only blanket as her day is due to bring another wave of melting weather

Various tents were scattered along the coast. He had a table with food and drinks. The residents of the tent seem to have slept on mats

Various tents were scattered along the coast. He had a table with food and drinks. The residents of the tent seem to have slept on mats

This man chose to sleep under the stars and lay on a mat with a towel over his face to protect his eyes from the sun

This man chose to sleep under the stars and lay on a mat with a towel over his face to protect his eyes from the sun

Tents were spotted along the coast this morning after yesterday's warm weather created swaths of lockdown-weary night owls (pictured) - with many ignoring the rules of social distancing

Tents were spotted along the coast this morning after yesterday's warm weather created swaths of lockdown-weary night owls (pictured) – with many ignoring the rules of social distancing

"We have issued a comprehensive thunderstorm warning for all parts of the UK for Monday and Tuesday because while the ingredients are in place, it is simply too early to determine exactly where and when thunderstorms will occur," he said.

"So we will be closely monitoring the signals as they evolve, and I urge people to keep a close eye on the Met Office's warnings and forecasts over the coming days."

The maximum Saturday temperature was 34.5 ° C in Frittenden in Kent, Wiggonholt in West Sussex and Herstmonceux in East Sussex.

The heat brought on a number of water-related tragedies yesterday when a man drowned in a quarry in his twenties. A six-year-old boy almost died after his inflatable swan was washed into the sea and men jumped into the water at Durdle Door – an activity that left two men seriously injured in May.

In North Wales, described on Friday as the scene of "chaos", a councilor's request that visitors avoid towns was ignored as local Abersoch police reported "significant traffic build-up" as drivers headed for the beach.

Temperatures will stay high in the south of England on Sunday well into the 30s before clouds can rise on Monday and storms can occur later in the week

Temperatures will stay high in the south of England on Sunday well into the 30s before clouds can rise on Monday and storms can occur later in the week

There was very little space on Margate Beach on Saturday afternoon after families and sun-seekers flocked to the seaside

There was very little space on Margate Beach on Saturday afternoon after families and sun-seekers flocked to the seaside

A group of girls jump into the sea as they enjoy the hot weather in Margate, UK on one of the hottest days of the year yesterday

A group of girls jump into the sea as they enjoy the hot weather in Margate, UK on one of the hottest days of the year yesterday

Brighton beach was full of sun-seekers on Saturday when the night owls flocked to the sea again

Brighton beach was full of sun-seekers on Saturday when the night owls flocked to the sea again

On Saturday, a man in his twenties drowned in a water-filled quarry in Bawsey Pits near King & # 39; s Lynn, Norfolk after "getting into trouble in the water".

Man's body is pulled out of a water-filled quarry after getting into trouble swimming in rising temperatures

A swimmer has died after getting into trouble in a water-filled quarry with rising temperatures.

The man's body was pulled out of the water in Bawsey Pits near King & # 39; s Lynn in Norfolk on Saturday, police confirmed.

The emergency services were called at around 11:30 a.m. after the man was reported missing.

Superintendent Malcolm Cooke of the Norfolk Constabulary said: “Colleagues from the Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service and the East of England Ambulance Service assisted the officers in the search.

The man's body was pulled out of the water at the Bawsey Pits

The man's body was pulled out of the water at the Bawsey Pits

& # 39; The man's body was recovered from the water and unfortunately he was pronounced dead at the scene. Our deepest condolences go to his family at this time. & # 39;

Four firefighters used two rigid rubber rafts and a drone to search for signs of the swimmer after he got into trouble in the water.

Norfolk Police have confirmed they have been called on "reports of a missing man who got into trouble in the water".

In recent years there have been frequent warnings about the dangers of swimming in the former quarry pits of Bawsey Country Park.

The former sandworks have underwater hazards and steep sides, which means the depth suddenly changes.

At around 11.30 a.m., emergency services were called on site

At around 11.30 a.m., emergency services were called on site

Signs indicate that swimming is prohibited.

A 16-year-old boy from east London drowned in the pits in July 2013. A local, Ryan Pettegell, 41, drowned the same day after looking for the missing boy.

A spokesman for the Norfolk Police Department said today; “Colleagues from the Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service helped the officers find it and the incident is ongoing.

The emergency services had to look for the swimmer

The emergency services had to look for the swimmer

"No further details will be released at this time and an update will be released in due course."

It comes as early afternoon temperatures hit 95 ° F in Frittenden, Kent.

Saturday started with an "impressive" 68F difference between parts of Scotland and south east England, the Met Office said.

Forecaster Marco Petagna previously said a breeze along the North Sea coast would keep temperatures there in old age, while England and Wales in general would see the high 20 ° C or low 30 ° C – with cooler temperatures in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Ambulance services were called at around 11:30 a.m. when the man was reported missing.

Elsewhere, a hero-builder rushed to save the life of a six-year-old boy who was found hidden and unconscious in the water after being washed at sea with an inflatable swan at Black Rock Sands, North Wales.

The grandfather, who was on the beach with his family when he heard the child's mother call for help, patted the boy's back before vomiting and breathing again.

In Dorset, cliff divers jumped headlong into the sea from Durdle Door – where three men had to be hospitalized in May to jump into the water from a great height.

Some wore inflatable rings as they walked the dangerous rock face. The Dorset police previously described the danger of jumping off the cliff as "critical". Two men in their twenties were injured with life-changing injuries and another broke his leg after jumping off the cliff three months ago.

Record numbers hit the coast on Friday, despite government warnings and with little sign of social distancing, on the UK's hottest August day since 2003.

There were similar scenes yesterday when Staycationers emerged in Bournemouth from tents they had pitched overnight to secure the best spots, while Sussex police turned cars off a crowded beach in Camber Sands as early as 10am.

Similarly, drivers reported 40-minute queues for parking spaces in sandbanks that filled up throughout the day.

Kent's Thanet District Council warned that the tide on Broadstairs and Margate beaches made social distancing "difficult" and urged visitors "to consider all the places you could visit along the 30km coastline ", or to return when it's quieter & # 39 ;.

Crowds appeared similar to Friday undisturbed by the fears of the coronavirus as groups mingling without masks – despite increasing cases in the UK triggering fears of a second wave.

The chaos arises amid a plea for "brave" young people to continue to follow social distancing rules as fears grow that they will contract the virus without knowing it and passing it on to other members of their household.

Meanwhile, the Local Government Association is calling for councils to be given more authority to shut down anti-infraction pubs nationwide. The revelers are expected to return to venues across the country today.

Dylan Bullard, a councilor from Pwllheli, North Wales, told the Telegraph the town was a scene of "chaos".

He added, “If you are thinking of coming to town, leave it later. The parking lots are full and cars are parked illegally. Social distancing is impossible right now, and people are queuing to get into business. & # 39;

Saturday started with an "impressive" 68F difference between parts of Scotland and south east England, the Met Office said.

Forecaster Marco Petagna previously said a breeze along the North Sea coast would keep temperatures there in old age, while England and Wales in general would see the high 20 ° C or low 30 ° C – with cooler temperatures in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

London and the South East have had stifling heat in the last few days and no relief is expected by the middle of next week.

The record for the hottest August day is 101.3 ° F and was set on August 10, 2003 in Faversham.

The current record temperature for Great Britain is 101.6 ° F and was reached on July 25th last year at the Cambridge Botanic Garden.

Lots of people were on their way to the coast yesterday, with images of crowded beaches, traffic jams and full parking lots that were rife on social media.

In the afternoon, the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council beach check app showed 19 of the 24 beaches on alert and warned people to avoid the areas as safe social distancing was not possible.

The Met Office issued a level three heat warning for the South and Southeast, which means the public should pay attention to others, especially the elderly, children and people in poor health.

Ishani Kar-Purkayastha, public health advisor at Public Health England, said: “This summer, many of us are spending more time at home due to Covid-19.

"Many homes can overheat, so it is important that we continue to screen the elderly and those with underlying health conditions, especially if they live alone and may be socially isolated."

This came after Preston's director of public health warned that mixing in pubs was to blame for the area being closed again. Almost half of the newly reported cases in the region involved people under the age of 30.

City Council Director General Adrian Phillips asked the young people to continue to follow instructions and not risk infecting others.

He told BBC Radio 4's Today program, "I know our public health director told young people not to kill Grandma to try to get the message across."

“Young people are inevitably among the brave and brave, they want to be adventurous and on the go, but we know that they have the virus, at the moment they tend to have fewer symptoms, but they take it back. We believe it will in many cases it is young people who take it home and contract the virus.

“We have to repeat it, and if Radio 4 is the right channel for this, I don't know for sure, but we use several channels and work with community groups that do peer-to-peer communication.

A woman in pirate costume sits on an inflatable whale while drinking from a bottle on the River Cam in Cambridge

A woman in pirate costume sits on an inflatable whale while drinking from a bottle on the River Cam in Cambridge

A daring swimmer jumps off the cliff face into the sea at Durdle Door in Dorset on a scorching hot sunny day

A man dives into the sea at the Durdle door

Daredevil swimmers jump off the cliff into the sea at Durdle Door in Dorset on a scorching, hot, sunny day

Record numbers hit the coast on Friday, despite government warnings and with little sign of social distancing, on the UK's hottest August day since 2003. Brighton beach is pictured on Saturday

Record numbers hit the coast on Friday, despite government warnings and with little sign of social distancing, on the UK's hottest August day since 2003. Brighton beach is pictured on Saturday

The beach is full of sunbathers and vacationers at Durdle Door in Dorset on a scorching hot sunny day. Lines of visitors to the beach can be seen while paddling

The beach is full of sunbathers and vacationers at Durdle Door in Dorset on a scorching hot sunny day. Lines of visitors to the beach can be seen while paddling

Brighton Beach was full of sun-seekers again today as the heat wave that hit Britain continued

Brighton Beach was full of sun-seekers again today as the heat wave that hit Britain continued

Women put on bikinis before heading out into the sea to cool off for a day at Bournemouth Beach on Saturday

Women put on bikinis before heading out into the sea to cool off for a day at Bournemouth Beach on Saturday

A man sits on a narrow part of the cliff in Durdle Door, Dorset as temperatures rose. Beaches across the country were packed on Saturday as the British made the most of the blue skies

A man sits on a narrow part of the cliff in Durdle Door, Dorset as temperatures rose. Beaches across the country were packed on Saturday as the British made the most of the blue skies

One daredevil dives into the sea from a cliff while other swimmers wait in the water. The swimmers enjoyed the heat at Durdle Door in Dorset

One daredevil dives into the sea from a cliff while other swimmers wait in the water. The swimmers enjoyed the heat at Durdle Door in Dorset

The six-year-old boy is swept out to sea in an inflatable swan before being revived by the hero-builder as scorching temperatures bring hordes of British sun-seekers to the coast

A hero-builder rushed to save the life of a six-year-old boy yesterday after being washed at sea on an inflatable swan when the British flocked to the coast on one of the hottest days of the year.

Sam McKeeder (picture), 57, is a builder and grandfather

Sam McKeeder (picture), 57, is a builder and grandfather

Sam McKeeder, from Towyn, said the boy was about 200 meters offshore in Black Rock Sands in North Wales when he found him covered and passed out in the water.

The grandfather, who was on the beach with his family when he heard the child's mother call for help, patted the boy's back before vomiting and breathing again.

The dramatic rescue came on a day when Britain's beaches were full for the second straight year when people almost gave up social distancing to bask in the sunshine.

"He was completely unconscious, I turned him over and patted his back. Then there was a lot of water and disease and he started breathing again," the grandpa told North Wales Live.

The boy's father had been ordered by the Coast Guard to stay ashore while he called 999 and waited for his son. When the boy came ashore, paramedics were waiting for him.

The boy was given oxygen and was flown to Ysbyty Gwynedd by a Coast Guard rescue helicopter.

Another man had tried to get to the boy too, but the boy was too far from the bank, the man was too exhausted.

A spokesman for the Holyhead Coastguard said, "I wish people would leave the inflatables at home as they are designed for swimming pools, not the ocean."

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