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In Pictures: Beaches and lakes busy as Britain basks in heatwave

The hottest areas on Sunday were expected to be around London and stretching north to the Midlands.

Sunbathing on the clifftop at Woolacombe Beach in North Devon (Ben Birchall/PA)
Sunbathing on the clifftop at Woolacombe Beach in North Devon (Ben Birchall/PA)

There was no let-up to the soaring temperatures on Sunday, with the mercury expected to top 30C in parts of the UK.

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Walking among sunflowers at Vine House Farm near Spalding, Lincolnshire (Joe Giddens/PA)
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A busy Woolacombe Beach in North Devon (Ben Birchall/PA)
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Sunbathers seek out a space on the beach (Ben Birchall/PA)
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The perfect day for a dip in the sea (Ben Birchall/PA)
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A paddleboarder heads away from the crowds (Ben Birchall/PA)
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People enjoyed the sun at Carsington Water in Derbyshire (Danny Lawson/PA)
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Fantastic weather for a family bike ride (Danny Lawson/PA)
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And also good for some leisurely sailing (Danny Lawson/PA)
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Or perhaps just a leisurely stroll (Danny Lawson/PA)
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These guys took a laid back approach to kayaking (Joe Giddens/PA)
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While others enjoyed a ride on pedalos at Nene Park in Peterborough (Joe Giddens/PA)

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