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In Pictures: More fun in the sun as Britain basks in bank holiday heatwave

Experts have warned the public to stay hydrated.

People on Bournemouth Beach enjoy the sunshine (Adam Davy/PA)
People on Bournemouth Beach enjoy the sunshine (Adam Davy/PA)

By PA Reporters

Sunseekers are enjoying Britain’s hottest August bank holiday weekend.

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(Adam Davy/PA)

The previous best late August bank holiday temperature before this weekend was 31.5C (88.7F) at Heathrow in 2001.

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Temperatures were tipped to reach as high as 33C (91.4F) (Adam Davy/PA)

Temperatures were still climbing when the previous record high was broken as 31.6C (88.9F) was recorded at Heathrow at about 1pm, the Met Office said.

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(Adam Davy/PA)
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A woman shelters under a coat during a punt ride along the River Cam in Cambridge (Joe Giddens/PA)
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(Joe Giddens/PA)
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People on Bournemouth Beach enjoy the sunshine which is set to continue throughout the long weekend, with even hotter temperatures expected, possibly reaching a record high of 33C, most likely in the south-east of England, on Monday.
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People on Bournemouth Beach enjoy the sunshine which is set to continue throughout the long weekend, with even hotter temperatures expected, possibly reaching a record high of 33C, most likely in the south-east of England, on Monday.
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People punt along the River Cam in Cambridge, as the heatwave continues throughout the long weekend, with even hotter temperatures expected, possibly reaching a record high of 33C, most likely in the south-east of England, on Monday.
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A canal boat in Pershore, Worcestershire, as the heatwave continues throughout the long weekend, with even hotter temperatures expected, possibly reaching a record high of 33C, most likely in the south-east of England, on Monday.
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Two kayakers make their way down the River Avon in Pershore, Worcestershire, as a new record temperature has been set for the late August bank holiday weekend, with 31.6C (88.9F) recorded at Heathrow, the Met Office said.

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