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In Pictures: Even the horses are hot as UK swelters in heatwave

Sales of fans are up as water levels in some reservoirs are down.

There was no break in the weather on Tuesday with another day of sweltering temperatures for the UK.

While sunbathers may have welcomed the warmth, shops are reporting an increase in the numbers of fans sold, and water levels in some reservoirs are drying up.

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There was little let up from the high temperatures as the UK’s heatwave continued (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
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Police officers patrolling on horse back made use of a fountain in Green Park in central London (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
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It proved a handy stop for hot humans too (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
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On the Isle of Wight, the Duchess of Cornwall picked an ice cream to help cool her down (Andrew Matthews/PA)
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And she found a famous face to share a 99 with thanks to Dame Judi Dench (Andrew Matthews/PA)
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But no cone for this pony … (Andrew Matthews/PA)
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The fountain at the Victoria Memorial outside Buckingham Palace completely dried up (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
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As did one reservoir on Dartmoor (Ben Birchall/PA)
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Burrator reservoir is at just under half capacity during the continuing dry spell (Ben Birchall/PA)
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Office workers took a break in the sun… (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
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…While others may not have made it into the office at all (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
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Shops are reporting increased sales of fans and air purifiers (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
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Some people made use of an umbrella to stay in the shade (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
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While others stayed under the trees Dominic Lipinski/PA)
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People queue for ice-cream at Tower Bridge in London (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
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The parched grass on Hampstead Heath looking towards the London skyline (Yui Mok/PA)
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Mums play with their children at Lake Meadows park in Billericay Essex (Nick Ansell/PA)
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While two ladies enjoy the view on the seafront at Southend (Nick Ansell/PA)

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