Busy scenes on Southend beach
Busy scenes on Southend beach
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Summer is almost here – and temperatures have finally warmed up.

After forecasters noted May was the fourth wettest on record for the UK, sun-seekers flocked to beaches, parks and rivers to make the most of the improving conditions.

And it looks set to continue, with the Met Office predicting Monday will be the hottest day of the year so far – a welcome change from the traditional British bank holiday washout.

Spring weather May 30th 2021

Crowds flocked to Bournemouth beach on Sunday

Zip-lining across the sea from Bournemouth pier

A sunny stroll along Bournemouth pier

Although a fine bank holiday is a rarity, in themselves the temperatures are not unusual for the time of year, with the mercury usually sitting in the high teens and low 20s by late May.

Spring weather May 30th 2021

Londoners enjoy a performance by percussion group Beaten Track, during a free ticketed outdoor picnic concert in Portman Square Garden, organised by Wigmore Hall as part of its 120th anniversary celebrations

Hamish Lamont, aged five, meets 'The Undiscovered Creature' during a performance at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh for the 2021 Edinburgh International Children\u2019s Festival

Despite some bookies offering 2/1 odds on next month being the hottest June ever, the Met Office said there is nothing in the long-range forecast at the moment that would indicate that will be the case.

People enjoy the sunshine in Tatton Park

People sitting in the sunshine

Unfortunately, the bright sunshine did not appear everywhere, though it did not stop some from heading to the beach.

People on Edinburgh\u2019s Portobello Beach surrounded by mist

A misty Portobello Beach

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