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A deserted Bournemouth beach in Dorset (Andrew Matthews/PA)
A deserted Bournemouth beach in Dorset (Andrew Matthews/PA)

It was clear the Easter holidays were well and truly over, as packed beaches at the record-breaking weekend gave way to gloomier scenes.

The Met Office has warned thundery showers will spread northwards on Wednesday, with a weather warning in place.

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Scenes on Bournemouth beach in Dorset – with the Easter sunshine (left) a distant memory (Andrew Matthews/PA)
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Out with the umbrellas (Andrew Matthews/PA)
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It was never going to last (Andrew Matthews/PA)
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Bournemouth beach in Dorset (Andrew Matthews/PA)
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Contrasting conditions (Andrew Matthews/PA)
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It’s not just politicians who get empty-chaired (Andrew Matthews/PA)
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A deserted Bournemouth Pier (Andrew Matthews/PA)
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A hardy swimmer takes a dip (Andrew Matthews/PA)

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