Belfast Telegraph

In Pictures: Swims and ice-cream in high demand as UK and Ireland enjoy heatwave

Plenty more hot sunshine is forecast for the coming days.

Two and four-legged sunshine lovers have been cooling off with icy treats and dips in the water as temperatures are expected to remain high into the weekend and early next week.

Oussari, a male amur tiger, took a dip in the water at Dublin Zoo (Brian Lawless/PA)
Sea lions enjoyed fish from an ice block at the zoo (Brian Lawless/PA)
A swimmer took a dip in the Serpentine next to The London Mastaba by artist Christo (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
Meanwhile, ice-creams were in high demand at the TRNSMT festival in Glasgow (Andrew Milligan/PA)
Some simply longed for rest in the shade (Yui Mok/PA)
Others chose to make the most of the good weather with a walk in the park… (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
…or even a jog, such as this pair beside the Serpentine in Hyde Park (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
In York, a woman enjoyed an ice lollipop while on a boat on the River Ouse (Danny Lawson/PA)
Another simply relaxed on board with a newspaper (Danny Lawson/PA)

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