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In Pictures: UK swelters for one day only

People headed to the beach as the mercury soared.

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A man found plenty to space to sunbathe on Barry Island beach (Ben Birchall/PA)

A man found plenty to space to sunbathe on Barry Island beach (Ben Birchall/PA)

A man found plenty to space to sunbathe on Barry Island beach (Ben Birchall/PA)

Temparatures have soared across the UK as the nation enjoyed a one-day heatwave. Many people headed to the seaside before a weather front brings in another spell of cooler weather.

Barry Island in Wales was a popular spot for sunbathing

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(Ben Birchall/PA)

(Ben Birchall/PA)

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(Ben Birchall/PA)

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(Ben Birchall/PA)

(Ben Birchall/PA)

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(Ben Birchall/PA)

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(Ben Birchall/PA)

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(Ben Birchall/PA)

Visitors to Cambridge loved messing about on the river

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(Joe Giddens/PA)

(Joe Giddens/PA)

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(Joe Giddens/PA)

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(Joe Giddens/PA)

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(Joe Giddens/PA)

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(Joe Giddens/PA)

There were lots of people enjoying the sunshine in Blackpool

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Peter Byrne (PA)

Peter Byrne (PA)

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Peter Byrne (PA)

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(Peter Byrne/PA)

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The sunlight made nature shine in some parts of the country

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Early morning light over a field of thistles in Orston, Nottinghamshire (Neil Squires/PA)

Early morning light over a field of thistles in Orston, Nottinghamshire (Neil Squires/PA)

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Early morning light over a field of thistles in Orston, Nottinghamshire (Neil Squires/PA)

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Sunrise over Kilvington Lakes in the Vale of Belvoir, Leicestershire (Neil Squires/PA)

Sunrise over Kilvington Lakes in the Vale of Belvoir, Leicestershire (Neil Squires/PA)

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Sunrise over Kilvington Lakes in the Vale of Belvoir, Leicestershire (Neil Squires/PA)

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A view over the West Reservoir Centre near Finsbury Park, London (Tom Leese/PA)

A view over the West Reservoir Centre near Finsbury Park, London (Tom Leese/PA)

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A view over the West Reservoir Centre near Finsbury Park, London (Tom Leese/PA)

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The centre attracts watersports enthusiasts and swimmers (Tom Leese/PA)

The centre attracts watersports enthusiasts and swimmers (Tom Leese/PA)

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The centre attracts watersports enthusiasts and swimmers (Tom Leese/PA)

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