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In Pictures: Soaking up the sunshine as summer returns

The weather makes a welcome change to the start of the month.

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People enjoy a boat trip on a warm day in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire (Jacob King/PA)

People enjoy a boat trip on a warm day in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire (Jacob King/PA)

People enjoy a boat trip on a warm day in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire (Jacob King/PA)

Sun-seekers took full advantage as warm weather returned this weekend, following the washout that ushered in July for much of the country.

People enjoyed the sunny scenes in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, with crowds flocking to the town centre and taking boat trips.

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Meanwhile, crowds took to the beach at Whitmore Bay in Barry Island, South Wales.

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Temperatures rose to 22C in Co Antrim and paddleboarding proved popular along the river Itchen in Hampshire.

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