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Weather picture. Helens Bay in Co.Down where temperatures soared at the weekend attracting hundreds of people to the beach. From Lisburn are 18 year olds Bronagh Walsh and Victoria Sanders.
Picture Mark McCormick. 06/07/13

Weather picture. Helens Bay in Co.Down where temperatures soared at the weekend attracting hundreds of people to the beach. From Lisburn are 18 year olds Bronagh Walsh and Victoria Sanders. Picture Mark McCormick. 06/07/13

Weather picture. Helens Bay in Co.Down where temperatures soared at the weekend attracting hundreds of people to the beach. From Lisburn are 18 year olds Bronagh Walsh and Victoria Sanders.
Picture Mark McCormick. 06/07/13

Weather picture. Helens Bay in Co.Down where temperatures soared at the weekend attracting hundreds of people to the beach. From Lisburn are 18 year olds Bronagh Walsh and Victoria Sanders. Picture Mark McCormick. 06/07/13

© Presseye Press Eye Ltd 7th July 2013. Mandatory Credit : Photo by Presseye
Hot summer Sunday at Helen's Bay Beach.
having fun in the sun at Helen's Bay Beach yesterday are Bethany McBride, back, and Tori Paul, from Ballysillan.

© Presseye Press Eye Ltd 7th July 2013. Mandatory Credit : Photo by Presseye Hot summer Sunday at Helen's Bay Beach. having fun in the sun at Helen's Bay Beach yesterday are Bethany McBride, back, and Tori Paul, from Ballysillan.

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Image by Kelvin Boyes 9 Jun 2013

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Chris Kirk and Jamie Lynn ejoying the weather in Drumglass park on the Lisburn Road yesterday

Botanic Gardens - Weather Picture - Presseye - 9th June 2013 Chris Kirk and Jamie Lynn ejoying the weather in Drumglass park on the Lisburn Road yesterday

Botanic Gardens - Weather Picture - Presseye - 9th June 2013
Sisters (nearest) Sophie and Anna Lioe in Drumglass Park on the Lisburn Road in Belfast  enjoying the weather yesterday

Botanic Gardens - Weather Picture - Presseye - 9th June 2013 Sisters (nearest) Sophie and Anna Lioe in Drumglass Park on the Lisburn Road in Belfast enjoying the weather yesterday

© Presseye Press Eye Ltd 7th July 2013. Mandatory Credit : Photo by Presseye
Hot summer Sunday at Helen's Bay Beach.
from left Jenna McCart, Linzi Thompson and Clare Tait enjoying the great weather yesterday at Helen's Bay Beach.

© Presseye Press Eye Ltd 7th July 2013. Mandatory Credit : Photo by Presseye Hot summer Sunday at Helen's Bay Beach. from left Jenna McCart, Linzi Thompson and Clare Tait enjoying the great weather yesterday at Helen's Bay Beach.

© Presseye Press Eye Ltd 7th July 2013. Mandatory Credit : Photo by Presseye
Hot summer Sunday at Helen's Bay Beach.
from left, Conor Hughes, Caoimhe Duggan, Cathy Schofield and brother Andrew.

© Presseye Press Eye Ltd 7th July 2013. Mandatory Credit : Photo by Presseye Hot summer Sunday at Helen's Bay Beach. from left, Conor Hughes, Caoimhe Duggan, Cathy Schofield and brother Andrew.

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The weather yesterday finally got better as the sun shone in Belfast. Eimear Nelis a Student at Queen's University enjoying the sunshine in Botanic Gardens, Belfast

07.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The weather yesterday finally got better as the sun shone in Belfast. Eimear Nelis a Student at Queen's University enjoying the sunshine in Botanic Gardens, Belfast

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Hot summer Sunday at Helen's Bay Beach.
Splashing around at Helen's Bay Beach yesterday are from left, Otas Maraska, samantha Jarauskaite and Kamike Ganagaite, all from Portadown

© Presseye Press Eye Ltd 7th July 2013. Mandatory Credit : Photo by Presseye Hot summer Sunday at Helen's Bay Beach. Splashing around at Helen's Bay Beach yesterday are from left, Otas Maraska, samantha Jarauskaite and Kamike Ganagaite, all from Portadown

© Presseye Press Eye Ltd 7th July 2013. Mandatory Credit : Photo by Presseye
Hot summer Sunday at Helen's Bay Beach.
Beach Babes...Dana keenan and son Patrick (6 months).

© Presseye Press Eye Ltd 7th July 2013. Mandatory Credit : Photo by Presseye Hot summer Sunday at Helen's Bay Beach. Beach Babes...Dana keenan and son Patrick (6 months).

© Presseye Press Eye Ltd 7th July 2013. Mandatory Credit : Photo by Presseye
Hot summer Sunday at Helen's Bay Beach.
Bogdan Jarocinski and daughter Isabella Jarocinska (1)

© Presseye Press Eye Ltd 7th July 2013. Mandatory Credit : Photo by Presseye Hot summer Sunday at Helen's Bay Beach. Bogdan Jarocinski and daughter Isabella Jarocinska (1)

© Presseye Press Eye Ltd 7th July 2013. Mandatory Credit : Photo by Presseye
Hot summer Sunday at Helen's Bay Beach.
James Adams and Zoe Brown from Belfast, soaking up the sun at Helen's Bay.

© Presseye Press Eye Ltd 7th July 2013. Mandatory Credit : Photo by Presseye Hot summer Sunday at Helen's Bay Beach. James Adams and Zoe Brown from Belfast, soaking up the sun at Helen's Bay.

© Presseye Press Eye Ltd 7th July 2013. Mandatory Credit : Photo by Presseye
Hot summer Sunday at Helen's Bay Beach.
Beach Barbie...Marta Kukie and daughter Nadia (5) with dad Timucin Bayrak.

© Presseye Press Eye Ltd 7th July 2013. Mandatory Credit : Photo by Presseye Hot summer Sunday at Helen's Bay Beach. Beach Barbie...Marta Kukie and daughter Nadia (5) with dad Timucin Bayrak.

© Presseye Press Eye Ltd 7th July 2013. Mandatory Credit : Photo by Presseye
Hot summer Sunday at Helen's Bay Beach.
From left, Stacey Maxwell, son Jack Braniff (6 months) and dad James Braniff

© Presseye Press Eye Ltd 7th July 2013. Mandatory Credit : Photo by Presseye Hot summer Sunday at Helen's Bay Beach. From left, Stacey Maxwell, son Jack Braniff (6 months) and dad James Braniff

© Presseye Press Eye Ltd 7th July 2013. Mandatory Credit : Photo by Presseye
Hot summer Sunday at Helen's Bay Beach.
Topping up theit tans at Helen's Bay yesterday are from left, Annie Jelley, Chelcie Owens and Violet Black.

© Presseye Press Eye Ltd 7th July 2013. Mandatory Credit : Photo by Presseye Hot summer Sunday at Helen's Bay Beach. Topping up theit tans at Helen's Bay yesterday are from left, Annie Jelley, Chelcie Owens and Violet Black.

Weather picture. Helens Bay in Co.Down where temperatures soared at the weekend attracting hundreds of people to the beach.
Picture Mark McCormick. 06/07/13

Weather picture. Helens Bay in Co.Down where temperatures soared at the weekend attracting hundreds of people to the beach. Picture Mark McCormick. 06/07/13

Gay Pride parade Belfast. 06/07/13
Picture Mark McCormick

Gay Pride parade Belfast. 06/07/13 Picture Mark McCormick

Gay Pride parade Belfast. 06/07/13
Picture Mark McCormick

Gay Pride parade Belfast. 06/07/13 Picture Mark McCormick

Gay Pride parade Belfast. 06/07/13
Picture Mark McCormick

Gay Pride parade Belfast. 06/07/13 Picture Mark McCormick

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The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade

Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community.

Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - 

The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade

Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community.

Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

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The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade



Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community.



Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Friends Ben Scott, and Patrick White, from Coleraine enjoy a shower during the great spell of weather at the White Rocks in Portrush on Sunday.PICTURE MARK JAMIESON.

Friends Ben Scott, and Patrick White, from Coleraine enjoy a shower during the great spell of weather at the White Rocks in Portrush on Sunday.PICTURE MARK JAMIESON.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-07-02013: Fantastic weather for Northern Ireland for the next few days. Amy Hanna and dog Pip pictured in the grounds in Belfast City Hall.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-07-02013: Fantastic weather for Northern Ireland for the next few days. Amy Hanna and dog Pip pictured in the grounds in Belfast City Hall. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-07-02013: Fantastic weather for Northern Ireland for the next few days. 
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-07-02013: Fantastic weather for Northern Ireland for the next few days. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Botanic Gardens - Weather Picture - Presseye - 9th June 2013
Rachel Anderson aged 7 and her sister Ella aged 5 enjoy the weather in Botanic Gardens yesterday.

Botanic Gardens - Weather Picture - Presseye - 9th June 2013 Rachel Anderson aged 7 and her sister Ella aged 5 enjoy the weather in Botanic Gardens yesterday.

Most of Britain has enjoyed high temperatures over the past few days, and the heatwave looks set to continue

Most of Britain has enjoyed high temperatures over the past few days, and the heatwave looks set to continue

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Weather picture. Helens Bay in Co.Down where temperatures soared at the weekend attracting hundreds of people to the beach. From Lisburn are 18 year olds Bronagh Walsh and Victoria Sanders. Picture Mark McCormick. 06/07/13

The hot weather which the UK has been enjoying is expected to last into the weekend.

Temperatures will temporarily dip mid-week to the low 20s before soaring again on Friday, possibly lasting through until Sunday.

London is expected to see the best of the sweltering temperatures on Tuesday, while the north of England will also climb to around 28C - finally enjoying the same highs as the south after averaging around 24C over the last few days.

The weekend of glorious weather continued as people returned to work on Monday, with a high of 29.6C recorded in Lee-On-Solent in Hampshire, just shy of the 29.7C reached in Bournemouth on Sunday which marked the hottest day of the year so far.

However, it was markedly cooler across the North Sea coast of Scotland and England, where Donna Nook in Lincolnshire peaked at only 16C.

While the sunshine is not unusual for July it is above average, said Andy Ratcliffe, meteorologist for MeteoGroup, the weather division of the Press Association.

"In the middle part of the week the weather will get cooler but still warm, to around the low 20s," he added. "But it will pick up again in time for the weekend and should last through to Sunday.

"Past that it is hard to be certain, but we don't have much rain at all forecast for the next seven-to-10 days."

But police have warned of the dangers of cooling off in open water after a 17-year-old boy died while swimming in a lake at an old quarry.

Russell O'Neill, from Worcester, had been swimming at Gullet Quarry near Malvern in Worcestershire when he failed to resurface on Saturday afternoon. The teenager's body was recovered by a dive team from South Wales Police at around 4.50pm.


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