UK weather today – Brits hit beach and crack open beers after morning race to bag 32C sun spot for third day of heatwave

EARLY-rising Brits have headed to the beach to bag a spot in the 32C weather, on the third day of the UK's heatwave.

Car parks are packed and beaches are already filling up as avid sun-seekers flock to Bournemouth and Camber Sands in East Sussex, to make the most of the scorching weather.

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Sun-seekers were also seen cracking open beers before midday in the British sun – as many are making the most of summer-at-home this year.

On Saturday afternoon, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council's beach check app showed 18 of its beaches on red alert, warning people to avoid the areas because safe social distancing was not possible.

And further west in Dorset, police turned furious drivers away from Durdle Door as roads in Lulworth shut because of the volume of visitors.

Councils and police are expecting another busy day today on the coastline.

On Saturday, Bournemouth council closed 20 of the resort's 24 beaches over fears visitors, who created 15-mile tailbacks on roads in the area as they rushed to the coast, couldn't safely socially distance.

Council officials said: “Our advice to visitors would be to avoid these areas, turn away and come back another day when it less busy.’’

Firefighters also fear blazes could break out during the hot dry weather, with officials asking visitors not to have fires in the open.

Weatherman John Hammond, of Weathertrending, told Sun Online: “Unlike last week’s 'one-day wonder', this heat is going to hit and hold for the best part of a week in some places.

“Some southern areas will be sitting near 30C for several days in a row, with some uncomfortably warm nights too."

Friday was the hottest August day for 17 years, with the highest temperature recorded at 38.5C at Faversham in Kent on August 10, 2003.

Meanwhile, people living in Devon and Cornwall were "furious" after thousands of tourists flocked to seaside towns.

Locals and business owners said Salcombe, known as "Chelsea-on-Sea", is heaving and busier than ever before.

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