BRITS hit beaches and parks early this morning as the mercury is set to sizzle to 26C today.

Joggers and dog walkers flocked to Branksome Chime beach to get a head start on today's Bank Holiday Monday scorcher.

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Many were seen relaxing in sand as others were headed to the water to surf and water ski.

Temperatures were already pushing 20C by 10am this morning as the mercury will only continue to rise.

Joggers were seen getting their morning exercise while on The Long Walk in Windsor.

In Dorset, families had started setting up their tents on the beach and others were seen going for their morning walks.

People could be seen paddleboarding in the calm water in Brighton this morning.

It is set to be hotter than Bermuda on today with temperatures hitting 26C.

A 400-mile wide “subtropical surge” is due to hit which could mean beaches up and down the country could be packed despite lockdown warnings to stay away.

A weather map showed subtropical heat arriving from the Azores as the Met Office forecast 26C temperatures and sunny weather.

Bank Holiday Monday will be warm and mostly fine for southern areas.

Brits though are still being warned to stay away from beaches and beauty spots and to continue to keep to social distancing rules even as the sunnier weather continues.

Bookies are predicting the May Spring Bank Holiday will be the hottest on record for 98 years with the mercury hitting 30C.

The soaring temperatures are set to continue through the week as well and things are expected to get hotter still.

25C-plus highs are due every day through the week, with nudging the 28.2C hottest day of the year expected by Wednesday and again at the weekend, The Weather Outlook said.






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