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In Pictures: Britain basks in September sizzler

Temperatures are set to reach 30C (86F) in places.

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People enjoying the warm weather on Bournemouth beach (Andrew Matthews/PA)

People enjoying the warm weather on Bournemouth beach (Andrew Matthews/PA)

People enjoying the warm weather on Bournemouth beach (Andrew Matthews/PA)

The UK looks set to bask in scorching temperatures this week.

The mercury will be highest in southern parts, reaching 30C (86F), but most of the country will see a spell of warmer weather over the next few days, the Met Office said.

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The sun rises through fog over Basing Wood in Basingstoke, Hampshire (Andrew Matthews/PA)

The sun rises through fog over Basing Wood in Basingstoke, Hampshire (Andrew Matthews/PA)

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The sun rises through fog over Basing Wood in Basingstoke, Hampshire (Andrew Matthews/PA)

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Early risers gathered to watch the sun come up over the City of London financial district (Aaron Chown/PA)

Early risers gathered to watch the sun come up over the City of London financial district (Aaron Chown/PA)

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Early risers gathered to watch the sun come up over the City of London financial district (Aaron Chown/PA)

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Temperatures looked set to pass 30C (86FG) on Monday (Aaron Chown/PA)

Temperatures looked set to pass 30C (86FG) on Monday (Aaron Chown/PA)

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Temperatures looked set to pass 30C (86FG) on Monday (Aaron Chown/PA)

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The sun rises behind the London Eye (Aaron Chown/PA)

The sun rises behind the London Eye (Aaron Chown/PA)

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The sun rises behind the London Eye (Aaron Chown/PA)

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A man sets out into the Channel on a paddleboard as the sun rises in St Margaret’s Bay near Dover (Gareth Fuller/PA)

A man sets out into the Channel on a paddleboard as the sun rises in St Margaret’s Bay near Dover (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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A man sets out into the Channel on a paddleboard as the sun rises in St Margaret’s Bay near Dover (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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An early-morning dip in St Margaret’s Bay (Gareth Fuller/PA)

An early-morning dip in St Margaret’s Bay (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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An early-morning dip in St Margaret’s Bay (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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A fishing boat sails in front of the rising sun near Blyth pier in Northumberland (Owen Humphreys/PA)

A fishing boat sails in front of the rising sun near Blyth pier in Northumberland (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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A fishing boat sails in front of the rising sun near Blyth pier in Northumberland (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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People enjoy the warm weather on the pier at Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire (Owen Humphreys/PA)

People enjoy the warm weather on the pier at Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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People enjoy the warm weather on the pier at Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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Enjoying the sunshine in Saltburn-by-the-Sea (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Enjoying the sunshine in Saltburn-by-the-Sea (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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Enjoying the sunshine in Saltburn-by-the-Sea (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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Swimming in Saltburn (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Swimming in Saltburn (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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Swimming in Saltburn (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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Two-year-old Luna Eddy plays in the water feature at Centenary Square, Birmingham (Jacob King/PA)

Two-year-old Luna Eddy plays in the water feature at Centenary Square, Birmingham (Jacob King/PA)

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Two-year-old Luna Eddy plays in the water feature at Centenary Square, Birmingham (Jacob King/PA)

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Lunch-time visitors observe social distancing rules as they enjoy the autumn sunshine in Potters Field Park, near London’s City Hall (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Lunch-time visitors observe social distancing rules as they enjoy the autumn sunshine in Potters Field Park, near London’s City Hall (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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Lunch-time visitors observe social distancing rules as they enjoy the autumn sunshine in Potters Field Park, near London’s City Hall (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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Soaking up the rays in St James’s Park, London (Aaron Chown/PA)

Soaking up the rays in St James’s Park, London (Aaron Chown/PA)

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Soaking up the rays in St James’s Park, London (Aaron Chown/PA)

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Fun in the sun on Bournemouth beach (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Fun in the sun on Bournemouth beach (Andrew Matthews/PA)

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Fun in the sun on Bournemouth beach (Andrew Matthews/PA)

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