In pictures: Britons enjoy the sun on first day of summer

Much of the country basked in balmy temperatures on the first meteorological day of summer.

In pictures: Britons enjoy the sun on first day of summer

People across the UK basked in warm temperatures again on Tuesday as the first meteorological day of summer brought bright sunshine.

Forecasters said temperatures could rise to as high as 27C as people enjoyed newly-restored freedoms following the lifting of many lockdown restrictions.

People enjoy the warm weather at Durdle Door
People enjoy the warm weather at Durdle Door in Dorset (Andrew Matthews/PA)
People walk by Centenary Square in Birmingham
People walk by Centenary Square in Birmingham (Jacob King/PA)
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Taking the plunge at Warleigh Weir, Bath (Ben Birchall/PA)
Swimmers enjoy the hot weather
Swimmers enjoy the hot weather (Ben Birchall/PA)
People row boats underneath the Knaresborough Viaduct
Rowing underneath the Knaresborough Viaduct on the River Nidd in North Yorkshire (Danny Lawson/PA)
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A busy beach at Margate in Kent (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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