The British have come to take in the final summer sunshine this weekend as rain will be blowing across the country next week.
Temperatures hit a comfortable 25 ° C (77 ° F) in some parts of the UK today, and people headed for the UK to enjoy the final weekend of summer weather before it rains next week.
The warm and sunny weather comes on the first weekend since the government introduced its new six-rule rule amid the coronavirus pandemic.
But people still flocked outside to make the most of the last of the sun's rays before temperatures get cooler next week Tuesday and Wednesday bring rain from the north west of the UK.
The Met Office had forecast a weekend with "largely dry, bright and beautiful" weather, on which the temperatures rose to up to 25 ° C on the first day of the weekend.
The Met Office had forecast a weekend with "largely dry, bright and beautiful" weather, on which temperatures could rise up to 24 ° C. In the picture, picnickers enjoy the warm sunshine on the first weekend when the “rule of six” is in effect
The Metropolitan Police urged Londoners (above, the drinkers in a pub in south-west London) to continue acting responsibly amid the forecast of warm weather for the capital over the weekend
Ollie Claydon, a spokesman for the Met Office, said the warm weekend temperatures were ahead of a "choppier" weather week. Above, people enjoy the warm weather in central London on September 19th
Heathrow recorded highs of 25 ° C today as temperatures will reach similar highs tomorrow.
Kew Gardens and St. James Park in London both hit 77F, while Kinlochewe in the north-west of the Highlands of Scotland hit 75F (24C).
Ollie Claydon, a spokesman for the Met Office, said warm weekend temperatures would predate a "choppier" weather week.
"We have a dry and nice evening on Saturday with clear conditions for the central parts of Great Britain and Northern Ireland," he said.
“There is a risk of showers, but the temperatures remain high.
"But then a cold front from the northwest around noon on Monday will herald the arrival of cooler, choppier weather next week."
The warmth of September follows a heat wave in August that saw temperatures stay at 34 ° C for six days last month.
Groups of kite surfers and windsurfers took advantage of the sunny yet stormy weather in Portland, Weymouth today
The British sat outside in southwest London enjoying drinks today as temperatures at Heathrow peaked at 25 ° C and are set to continue well into the weekend
Temperatures hit a warm 25 ° C today and people were traveling across the UK (up on Boscombe Beach in Dorset) enjoying the final weekend of summer weather before rain falls on the nation next week
Surfers rode the waves off Boscombe Beach in Dorset while the Met Office predicts sunny temperatures will last up to 25C for the remainder of the weekend
People in south-west London made the most of the warm weather as concerns about a second wave of coronavirus increased after the new "rule of six" went into effect earlier this week
The highest temperature ever recorded in September was 35.6 ° C (96.08 ° F) on September 2, 1906, but they "don't look like they'll get anywhere near that close in this current hot spell" said the forecaster.
The warmest day in September in recent years was September 13, 2016 when it recorded 34.9 ° C (93.9 ° F) in Gravesend, Kent – the warmest day of the year.
It is because police forces across the UK were telling people to respect the government's new "rule of six" during the warm and sunny weather this weekend.
Further lockdown measures have also been introduced in northern parts of England, with curfews being introduced at 10 p.m. in some areas in the northeast.
Police officers in Manchester urged people to adhere to coronavirus restrictions after being called for reports of a wedding reception in a house.
Greater Manchester Police said officials visited a property in Wythenshawe Friday night after receiving news that a wedding reception was being held.
"The police were present and found that a pavilion had been set up in the garden of a property," tweeted the troop.
"Officials stopped the illegal gathering before restrictions were violated."
Police forces across the country have urged people to obey the "six point rule" over the sunny weekend as fears of another national lockdown mount
Any social gathering of more than six people in England is against the law. Those who fail to comply with the new measure will be fined up to £ 3,200. Upstairs, small groups sit outside pubs and cafes in south-west London
Any social gathering of more than six people in England is against the law. Individuals face fines up to £ 3,200 for failing to adhere to the new indoor and outdoor policy
Heathrow recorded highs of 25 ° C today as temperatures will reach similar highs tomorrow. In the picture, groups enjoy the warm sunshine in Hyde Park, London
Meanwhile, Kent Police Deputy Chief Claire Nix said the presence in "key areas" of the county will increase as Covid-19 remains a "real and deadly threat."
The Metropolitan Police previously urged Londoners to "continue to act responsibly" while warm weather was forecast for the capital over the weekend.
The force said they will continue to patrol public spaces and respond to incidents where groups of more than six people congregate and remind the public of fines for violating coronavirus guidelines.
Any social gathering of more than six people in England is against the law. Individuals face fines of up to £ 3,200 for failing to comply with the new measure, which applies to both indoor and outdoor areas.
And the armed forces in Dorset, where previously large crowds flocked to the beaches to soak up the heat, also warned that anyone who breaks the new "six point rule" over the weekend could be fined.
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