People make their way past beach huts on the sea front on Boscombe beach in Dorset
People make their way past beach huts on the sea front on Boscombe beach in Dorset
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It’s officially British Summer Time – and the weather has shifted up a gear to mark the occasion.

In true English fashion, the shorts are out and people across the country are doing all they can to make the most of the quick blast of sunshine.

On Tuesday, the UK recorded its second warmest March day on record and the hottest in 53 years as the mercury peaked at 24.5C (75.2F) in London – and we’re set for the same on Wednesday in some areas, the Met Office said.

The warm weather has coincided with the relaxation of coronavirus lockdown measures in England, which prompted Prime MinisterBoris Johnson to urge those heading out to “proceed with caution”.

But there was no denying the palpable excitement as the nation was greeted with blue skies and sunshine – for the first time in what seems like forever.

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As #heatwave trended on Twitter, people didn’t miss a beat in making fun of how Brits’ reaction to it all – namely how quickly they flock to their summer wardrobe.

Or, maybe we’ve all just become so well accustomed to the cold weather that it’s taken us aback…

Regardless of how you’re enjoying the sun, a warmer temperature and the sight of blue skies is definitely an uplifting change to the rain, especially now you’re allowed to spend time with your friends and family outside (in a distanced fashion, obviously).

And, as you can see, it really is lovely out there.

Spring weather Mar 30th 2021

Spring weather Mar 30th 2021

Spring weather Mar 30th 2021

Boxing training next to Boscombe Pier near Bournemouth

Children (names not given) play around a herd of life-size elephant figures created by international conservation charity Elephant Family on display at Sudeley Castle in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire

Sudeley Castle carved elephants

Spring weather Mar 30th 2021

Spring weather Mar 30th 2021

Spring weather Mar 30th 2021

Spring weather Mar 30th 2021

Enjoy it while it lasts...

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