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Swimmers are returning to Hampstead Heath's outdoor pools today as Britain is set for a weekend with 74F summer sun


Sun-seekers flock to the south coast today, while swimmers take a dip in London's outdoor pools while Britain is on one sunny weekend with temperatures of around 23 ° C

The British, who woke up in the blue sky today, splashed around in Hampstead Heath while others dared to jump onto Parliament Hill, where a lido reopened after months of closure.

Others went to the coast to soak up the sun on Bournemouth's beaches. After a week of rain and cloudy skies, campers were parked and campsites set up in Polzeath, Cornwall.

Forecasters predict a "nice weekend" as the Met Office predicts that mercury will continue to rise and temperatures are expected to rise to 23 ° C in the coming week.

Bookies Coral also say it's likely that this month is the hottest July in Britain.

Sun-seekers went to the sea on the beaches of Bournemouth to enjoy the sunshine after days of rain and cloudy skies

Visitors parked their RVs this morning and set up campsites along the coast in Polzeath, Cornwall

Visitors parked their RVs this morning and set up campsites along the coast in Polzeath, Cornwall

A swimmer dives into Parliament Hill Lido on the first day of its reopening since the blockage was loosened following the onset of coronavirus disease

A swimmer dives into Parliament Hill Lido on the first day of its reopening since the blockage was loosened following the onset of coronavirus disease

Swimmers enter the Hampstead Heath mixed bathing pond in London, which is being reopened to the whole of England after the restrictions on coronavirus blocking have been relaxed

Swimmers enter the Hampstead Heath mixed bathing pond in London, which is being reopened to the whole of England after the restrictions on coronavirus blocking have been relaxed

Swimmers enter the Hampstead Heath mixed bathing pond in London, which is being reopened to the whole of England after the restrictions on coronavirus blocking have been relaxed

Swimmers enter the Hampstead Heath mixed bathing pond in London, which is being reopened to the whole of England after the restrictions on coronavirus blocking have been relaxed

Staycations could also be on the menu again, with temperatures being given today and tomorrow especially in Wales and the South West.

Aidan McGivern, Met Office forecaster, said: “A nice weekend for many of us, but for the rest of Friday there are still some heavy showers, mainly in the north and east, otherwise sunny sections, especially in the south and west.

& # 39; (Saturday) The best sunshine is Wales and the southwest, and the clouds are thinning again later in the afternoon. Temperatures up to 22 ° C, 23 ° C, slightly warmer than on Friday.

"You can see the cloud thinning again on Saturday evening and a beautiful evening again in many places."

"Sunday looks good for many, but there will be wet weather later in the day that will return to the northwest."

The Met Office revealed the forecast for today and added in a press release: “A dry and good start to the day with early sunshine. It will remain largely dry, with some sunny spells, though spotty clouds will form during the day and there can be some showers, especially for western Scotland, Northern Ireland and northwest England. Mostly gentle winds.

“For most people it will be a dry and beautiful evening with late sun rays. Northern Scotland will be cloudier, however, with rain for the northern islands. The night will remain dry, with long, clear periods for most, but with more rain for the northern islands. Mostly gentle winds, but moderate for Northern Scotland. & # 39;

Swimmers enter the Hampstead Heath mixed bathing pond in London, which is being reopened to the whole of England after the restrictions on coronavirus blocking have been relaxed

Swimmers enter the Hampstead Heath mixed bathing pond in London, which is being reopened to the whole of England after the restrictions on coronavirus blocking have been relaxed

Swimmers enter the Hampstead Heath mixed bathing pond in London, which is being reopened to the whole of England after the restrictions on coronavirus blocking have been relaxed

The British, who woke up in the blue sky today, went to the beauty spot in north London on the first day with decent summer weather after a week of rain and cloudy sky to swim

The British, who woke up in the blue sky today, went to the beauty spot in north London on the first day with decent summer weather after a week of rain and cloudy sky to swim

Swimmers enter the Hampstead Heath mixed bathing pond in London, which is being reopened to the whole of England after the restrictions on coronavirus blocking have been relaxed

Swimmers enter the Hampstead Heath mixed bathing pond in London, which is being reopened to the whole of England after the restrictions on coronavirus blocking have been relaxed

A swimmer in Parliament Hill Lido reacts on the first day of its reopening since the blockage was loosened after the onset of coronavirus disease

A swimmer in Parliament Hill Lido reacts on the first day of its reopening since the blockage was loosened after the onset of coronavirus disease

Looking ahead to tomorrow and Monday, the Met Office added that it will be “mostly beautiful and sunny”, although there could be some patches of cloud and rain.

Meanwhile, leading bookmaker Coral is 1-2: hottest July ever, this month as Britain prepares for a hot end of the month.

"The rain from early July seems to be a distant memory, and we are determined this month to break the record as the hottest ever," said Coral's Harry Aitkenhead.

Coral also has a 4: 5 chance this summer to be our hottest yet. "This summer can be a weather-remembered day that has a great chance of being our warmest ever," added Aitkenhead.

A swimmer dives into Parliament Hill Lido on the first day of its reopening since the blockage was loosened following the onset of coronavirus disease

A swimmer dives into Parliament Hill Lido on the first day of its reopening since the blockage was loosened following the onset of coronavirus disease

Others took the plunge onto Parliament Hill, where a lido was reopened to the public today after the swimmers had spent almost four months inside the coronavirus lock

Others took the plunge onto Parliament Hill, where a lido was reopened to the public today after the swimmers had spent almost four months inside the coronavirus lock

On the first day of its reopening since the blockage was loosened after the onset of coronavirus disease, signs of social distancing can be seen on Parliament Hill Lido

On the first day of its reopening since the blockage was loosened after the onset of coronavirus disease, signs of social distancing can be seen on Parliament Hill Lido

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