In pictures: Hot weather sweeps across UK

Photographs from the day when high temperatures are forecast across the UK, with London set to be one of the hottest places in the world.

The sun rises in Mevagissey Harbour in Cornwall
The Sun rises in Mevagissey Harbour, in Cornwall, on the day UK temperatures could hit 41C.
Fishermen in the early morning light
Nearby, fishermen are out to land an early catch.
People preparing to enter the water in Penzance, Cornwall
In Penzance, Cornwall, swimmers took to the water just after sunrise.
A home in Berkshire with it's front window covered
A homeowner covers the front windows to try to keep out the sunshine.
Cracked footpath
A country path in Dunsden, Oxfordshire, is dry and cracked because of the lack of rain in the recent hot spell.
Bolivian squirrel monkey
A newborn Bolivian squirrel monkey keeps cool at Chessington Zoo, in Surrey.
Horticulture student Muhammed Ismail Moosa waters the plants in the Palm House at the Royal Botanical Gardens Kew
At the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in south-west London, horticulture student Muhammed Ismail Moosa waters the plants in the Palm House.
Paddle boarders in Bristol
Paddleboarders make the most of the cooler morning, in Bristol.
A police horse is given water from a bucket
Police horse Zorro drinks water from a bucket on Whitehall, in central London.
Mother and daughter beside a pond
Joanne Dunwell and her eight-month-old daughter stay cool in the ponds in Holyrood Park, Edinburgh.
A member of the Queen's Guard receives water to drink
A soldier of the Queen’s Guard is given drinking water outside Buckingham Palace, in central London.
Woman's feet in a river
A woman keeps cool by dipping her feet in the River Thames near Chertsey, in Surrey.
Women on a punt on the River Cam
Visitors to Cambridge take to the River Cam.
Mother and daughter outside their front door
Jasmine Bowers with her daughter, who is eating a lollipop outside their home in north Belfast.
Assistant horticulturist Katie Martyr at a weather station
Assistant horticulturist Katie Martyr checks the readings for the previous 24 hours on Monday morning at the Cambridge University Botanic Garden, which previously recorded the UK’s highest temperature of 38.7C (101F ) in July 2019.
Beekeepers at work
Elsewhere at the Cambridge University Botanic Garden, beekeepers check on the beehives. They add extra water pots and place cardboard on top of the hives to help mitigate the impact of extreme heat.
People swim in the tidal pool during hot weather at Perranporth Beach in Cornwall
People swim in the tidal pool at Perranporth Beach in Cornwall.
A person standing under a water sprinkler outside Queen Elizabeth II Centre in central London
A woman keeps cool beside a water sprinkler outside Queen Elizabeth II Centre in central London.
People in a paddling pool in a park
People sit in a children’s paddling pool which was filled by a council parks vehicle in central London.
People walk in the sun in Greenwich Park
A man walks in the sun in Greenwich Park on what is already the hottest day of the year across the UK.

BBC

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