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Brit beaches packed out as we all rush to soak up sun on 32C Sunday scorcher

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Thousands of Brits have flocked to beaches to get their tans on as they enjoy the baking hot temperatures during the weekend's heatwave.

Beaches in Scarborough, Weymouth, Bournemouth, Cleethorpes and Brighton have been packed with sunseekers – with parks, promenades and seafronts across the country also busy, WalesOnline reports.

In England, 30.3C was recorded in Coton In The Elms, Derbyshire, on Saturday, surpassing the 29.7C recorded in south-west London on June 14.

The year’s highest temperatures so far were also recorded in Usk, Monmouthshire, Wales, at 29.6C, and in Threave, in the Dumfries and Galloway region of Scotland, at 28.2C.

In Manchester, Piccadilly Gardens was packed all day, with plenty of adults and kids cooling off in the fountains.

Elsewhere in Manchester city centre, outdoor seating areas in the Northern Quarter were heaving with people catching up over a refreshing beverage while sunbathers stripped off and enjoyed the glorious sunshine in Castlefield.

Sunseekers looking to enjoy the seaside set up camp on Troon beach as temperatures climbed to 25C marking one of the hottest days of the year so far.

The beachgoers could be seen packing the beach and promenade for the weekend heatwave.

The sweltering weather caused predicted car congestion close to Formby beach in the North East with an unofficial parking zone opened and tickets for illegally parked vehicles.

The official beach park was full, and closed for the day. An unofficial car park emerged on a patch of land at a cost of £10.

People raised concerns about dogs at the beach in the high temperatures.

A number of people have been rescued off the coast of North Wales.

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Holyhead Coastguard said that it had dealt with incidents in Rhyl and near South Stack, with further emergencies reported across the region.

A spokesperson said that RNLI in-shore lifeboat from Rhyl had been busy rescuing "multiple people" stranded on sandbanks off the coast of the town as the tide came in.

North Wales Live reports that there were also incidents near the coast in Llandudno, in Conwy, and Benllech, on Anglesey.

The RNLI was also kept busy with rescues off the busy beaches in Devon.

It was the hottest day on record in Northern Ireland with 31.2C recorded in Ballywatticock, in County Down, at 3.40pm, beating the previous highest temperature of 30.8C, reached on July 12 1983 and June 30 1976.

Tom Morgan, meteorologist at the Met Office, said: "Temperatures are expected to increase even further on Sunday, reaching highs of 33C in the south of the UK.”

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He said an extended hot spell of weather is expected to last for much of the week ahead, adding: “It’s going to mean that people are really going to feel the effects of the heat as we go through this week.”

Public Health England (PHE) and the Met Office have warned people to take care during the hot spell, advising people to stay hydrated, apply sunscreen and not to leave children or pets in cars.

PHE urged people to look out for others who may struggle in the heat, such as older people and those who live alone.

The RAC has also warned drivers to be careful during a busy weekend on the roads and to check their car is road-ready before setting off.

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