Las playas de Gran Bretaña se pueden cerrar para revivir coronavirus, advirtió hoy la secretaria de salud.

Se produjo después de que la ola de calor provocó una locura en la costa, lo que provocó escenas ‘irresponsables y egoístas’ y un incidente importante en la costa sur.

Un ejército de 500,000 visitantes abrumaron a Dorset y obligaron a las autoridades de Bournemouth a «proporcionar ayuda de emergencia» después de que bloquearon las carreteras y arrojaron toneladas de basura en las playas. Las bellezas costeras de todo el país vieron combates borrachos en medio de violaciones flagrantes de las reglas de distancia social por parte de multitudes de jóvenes juerguistas.

También hubo escenas de violencia impactante contra oficiales que intentaban terminar una fiesta callejera en Brixton, South Londresel miércoles por la tarde La policía teme que pueda haber un desorden de borracho generalizado, llamado ‘Súper Sábado’, el 4 de julio cuando los pubs y restaurantes puedan reabrir.

Esto provocó que Matt Hancock y el Director Médico Chris Whitty advirtieran al público que no revierta su éxito en la lucha contra la pandemia. Hancock dijo que estaba dispuesto a ordenar el cierre de la playa si hay repeticiones de las ajetreadas escenas de ayer en Bournemouth y otros puntos críticos.

«Tenemos ese poder. Soy reacio a usarlo porque la gente ha tenido un bloqueo bastante fuerte y quiero que todos puedan disfrutar del sol «, dijo a Talk Radio.

La policía entabló una batalla en Brighton mientras cientos de personas acuden a la playa hoy en medio de altas temperaturas de 92F (33.3C)

La policía entabló una batalla en Brighton mientras cientos de personas acuden a la playa hoy en medio de altas temperaturas de 92F (33.3C)

Oficiales de policía en la playa de Bournemouth esta tarde cuando se declaró un incidente importante en la costa de Dorset

Oficiales de policía en la playa de Bournemouth esta tarde cuando se declaró un incidente importante en la costa de Dorset

«Pero la clave es hacerlo respetando las reglas: permanecer con su hogar, mantener una buena distancia de otros hogares.

«Pero tenemos esos poderes y si vemos un aumento en el número de casos, tomaremos medidas».

El secretario de salud agregó: «El número de casos es el mismo, pero todos debemos permanecer alertas. El sol está brillando y, por supuesto, todos quieren disfrutar del maravilloso clima, pero el Daily Mail tiene razón en que no debemos tirarlo a la basura. Cumplir con las reglas o correremos el riesgo de deteriorarse. ‘

Las cifras oficiales publicadas ayer sugirieron que la retirada de la pandemia de coronavirus se ha estancado y que la cantidad de personas infectadas en el Reino Unido incluso puede haber aumentado.

El profesor Whitty enfatizó: «Si no seguimos la orientación remota, las cosas volverán a aumentar». Por supuesto, la gente quiere disfrutar del sol, pero tenemos que hacerlo de manera segura para todos. ‘

Fue una semana crucial para el gobierno, que anunció que las medidas de cierre se reducirán significativamente el 4 de julio para impulsar la crisis económica. Boris Johnson dijo el martes que los ministros están «seguros del sentido común» del público británico si las reglas se relajan.

Hoy, el día más caluroso del año hasta la fecha con una temperatura de 33.3C (92F) se registró en Heathrow. Las familias que visitaron algunas playas intentaron seguir las reglas de distancia social, pero eso resultó imposible en Bournemouth, donde el área se inundó por segundo día consecutivo.

La policía arrestó a un hombre en Brighton hoy cuando cientos de adoradores del sol acudieron al popular lugar de belleza para disfrutar del clima.

La policía arrestó a un hombre en Brighton hoy cuando cientos de adoradores del sol acudieron al popular lugar de belleza para disfrutar del clima.

Las bellezas costeras de todo el país vieron combates borrachos en medio de violaciones flagrantes de las reglas de distancia social por multitudes de jóvenes juerguistas

Las bellezas costeras de todo el país vieron combates borrachos en medio de violaciones flagrantes de las reglas de distancia social por multitudes de jóvenes juerguistas

Los estacionamientos estaban llenos a las 9 am y cientos estaban estacionados ilegalmente en las aceras y en las líneas amarillas dobles. Los controladores de tráfico emitieron 558 multas de estacionamiento. Ayer se eliminaron de la costa de Dorset unas increíbles 33 toneladas de desechos, incluidos desechos humanos. Algunos acamparon ilegalmente en la playa, incluidos los Sandbanks más caros, y lo usaron como baño.

Los detectives revelaron el caos causado por ‘un número significativo de personas que van a un área’, donde algunas personas estaban tan ansiosas por conseguir un buen lugar que acampaban en la playa por la noche. Bournemouth, Christchurch y el Ayuntamiento de Poole dijeron que los servicios estaban «completamente congestionados», ya que grandes multitudes de visitantes desafiaron el consejo de mantenerse alejados.

Los incidentes de comportamiento antisocial incluyeron peleas de borrachos y el personal que interfirió con los bloqueos de carreteras que alejaban a los conductores de los estacionamientos en toda la costa en Lulworth Cove fueron juramentados y escupieron.

La situación de esta tarde fue tan grave que el líder del Consejo, Vikki Slade, declaró un «incidente importante».

Ella dijo que estaba «absolutamente horrorizada» en las escenas de la playa, y agregó: «El comportamiento irresponsable y las acciones de tantas personas son simplemente impactantes y nuestros servicios han hecho todo lo posible para mantener a todos a salvo».

La policía le dijo a Tobias Ellwood, diputado tory de Bournemouth East, que ayer había 500,000 visitantes en Dorset. Dijo: «Estas son personas egoístas que corren el peligro de prolongar la pandemia y también ensuciar nuestras hermosas playas».

La playa también estaba ocupada a lo largo de la costa cerca de Brighton, donde cientos de jóvenes se reunieron en una zona verde el miércoles por la noche, cantando a la policía y tratando de llevarlos más lejos. Otros puntos focales junto al mar incluyeron la llamada de la policía esa noche para un «gran grupo de personas peleando» en la playa en Exmouth, Devon.

En Plymouth, la policía costera estuvo en vigencia luego de un «comportamiento inaceptable» relacionado con las olas de calor por grandes grupos de personas.

Y en Southend-on-Sea en Essex, una disputa por la costa y otros incidentes violentos causaron que el líder adjunto del Consejo Ron Woodley pidiera a los militares que fortalecieran a la policía para recuperar el control de las calles.

Las temperaturas más altas en lo que va del año han provocado una advertencia de United Utilities a los hogares para reducir el consumo de agua o la prohibición de las mangueras. Con los niños que se refrescan en las piscinas infantiles y las flores secas que necesitan agua, los niveles en los embalses en algunas partes del país están disminuyendo.

Mientras tanto, los trabajadores británicos recurrieron a las redes sociales para reclamar que el acuerdo de licencia, con el gobierno acordando pagar el 80 por ciento del salario de un empleado durante la crisis de Covid-19, se recortara debido a que demasiados trabajadores no tenían trabajo va la costa

Al inicio de la crisis, el canciller Rishi Sunak dio a conocer el programa de licencia para proteger los empleos, y el Tesoro ahora paga a 7,5 millones de trabajadores para quedarse en casa, lo que costará £ 100 mil millones, según el Instituto de Estudios Fiscales.

La multitud se reúne en la playa de Bournemouth en Dorset hoy en otro día abrasador para gran parte de Gran Bretaña.

La multitud se reúne en la playa de Bournemouth en Dorset hoy en otro día abrasador para gran parte de Gran Bretaña.

Los visitantes de hoy disfrutan del clima cálido en la playa de Bournemouth a medida que las temperaturas aumentan nuevamente en todo el país

Los visitantes de hoy disfrutan del clima cálido en la playa de Bournemouth a medida que las temperaturas aumentan nuevamente en todo el país

La multitud se reúne en la playa de Bournemouth esta tarde mientras la gente vuelve a disfrutar del clima muy cálido.

La multitud se reúne en la playa de Bournemouth esta tarde mientras la gente vuelve a disfrutar del clima muy cálido.

Los visitantes de hoy disfrutan del clima cálido en la playa de Bournemouth mientras las familias se aventuran en el agua

Los visitantes de hoy disfrutan del clima cálido en la playa de Bournemouth mientras las familias se aventuran en el agua

Los amantes de la playa toman el sol mientras toman el sol y juegan en el mar esta tarde en la playa de Bournemouth en Dorset

Los amantes de la playa toman el sol mientras toman el sol y juegan en el mar esta tarde en la playa de Bournemouth en Dorset

Los visitantes disfrutan del clima cálido en la playa de Bournemouth esta tarde mientras las temperaturas en Gran Bretaña continúan aumentando

Los visitantes disfrutan del clima cálido en la playa de Bournemouth esta tarde mientras las temperaturas en Gran Bretaña continúan aumentando

Los amantes de la playa toman el sol mientras toman el sol y juegan en el mar esta tarde en la playa de Bournemouth en Dorset

Los amantes de la playa toman el sol mientras toman el sol y juegan en el mar esta tarde en la playa de Bournemouth en Dorset

Los visitantes se reúnen mientras disfrutan del clima cálido esta tarde en la playa de Bournemouth en Dorset

Los visitantes se reúnen mientras disfrutan del clima cálido esta tarde en la playa de Bournemouth en Dorset

La policía patrulla cerca de la playa en Bournemouth mientras cientos de personas acudían a la costa esta tarde

La policía patrulla cerca de la playa en Bournemouth mientras cientos de personas acudían a la costa esta tarde

Esta tarde, la gente baja por el sendero que conduce a la playa llena de Bournemouth en Dorset.

Esta tarde, la gente baja por el sendero que conduce a la playa llena de Bournemouth en Dorset.

Un miembro del servicio de ambulancia mira desde el muelle de Bournemouth en Dorset hoy mientras las multitudes se reúnen en la playa.

Un miembro del servicio de ambulancia mira desde el muelle de Bournemouth en Dorset hoy mientras las multitudes se reúnen en la playa.

Hubo una gran advertencia de un alto riesgo de quemaduras solares, especialmente en el suroeste hoy, ya que no había aviones en el aire que le dieran al Reino Unido el mayor nivel de radiación ultravioleta debido a una reducción en las estelas de los aviones.

La Oficina Meteorológica dijo que los rayos UV, que pueden aumentar el riesgo de cáncer de piel, pueden llegar a nueve hoy en Devon y Cornwall, que es «casi tan alto como en realidad en el Reino Unido» y más comúnmente visto en el Mediterráneo.

Las temperaturas alcanzaron los 91.9F (33.3C) en el aeropuerto de Heathrow en Londres alrededor de las 3pm, por lo que es el día más caluroso de 2020 por segundo día consecutivo después de que el mercurio alcanzara los 90.7F (32.6C) en el mismo lugar ayer.

El comisionado de policía de Dorset, Sam de Reya, agregó: «Estos son tiempos sin precedentes e instamos a las personas a mantenerse alejadas del área de la playa de Bournemouth y otras playas de Dorset.

No hay vacaciones en el extranjero y el sol da esperanza a las empresas costeras.

La combinación de sol de esta semana, sin vacaciones en el extranjero y el cierre de escuelas ha traído un número récord de visitantes a las empresas costeras con la esperanza de que la segunda mitad de la temporada sea un buen momento.

Reece Holland, presidente de la Asociación de Ocio de Bridlington, dijo que algunas de las empresas autorizadas a abrir en el complejo de East Yorkshire vieron grandes ganancias ayer cuando los visitantes acudieron a la costa.

Sin embargo, Holland dijo que varios negocios de Bridlington, incluidos dos bares, no han sobrevivido al cierre, y que aún no sabe si la reapertura de la sala de juegos, pub y heladería de su familia alcanzará el 4 de julio. dirigir.

La gente disfruta del calor en Bridlington, East Yorkshire hoy

La gente disfruta del calor en Bridlington, East Yorkshire hoy

Él dijo: «Hablé con algunas personas diferentes en el puerto que tienen compañías diferentes y ayer fue uno de sus días más ocupados. Se debe al hecho de que las personas cooperan.

«Tienen dinero en sus bolsillos y el clima es fantástico, no tienes a dónde ir, no hay vacaciones. Si 10.000 personas salen del Reino Unido todos los días para irse de vacaciones, no lo están ahora. ¿Y a dónde van? Vienen a la costa, ¿no? Con razón ‘

Holland dijo que se está preparando para abrir su negocio por completo el 4 de julio con una serie de medidas especiales. Estos incluyen sistemas unidireccionales en la sala de juegos con desinfectantes para manos en las máquinas y personal adicional para la limpieza continua.

Pero dijo que todavía está considerando las pautas del gobierno de 40 páginas y que no puede confiar en que ganará dinero.

El Sr. Holland dijo: «Todos piensan que una vez que recibes la luz verde, es genial y el dinero vuelve a entrar». Pero en realidad estoy preocupado ahora que tan pronto como abramos habrá tantos procedimientos que tenemos que implementar para evitar perder dinero.

La gente hace cola en una tienda de pescado y papas fritas en Bridlington hoy

La gente hace cola en una tienda de pescado y papas fritas en Bridlington hoy

«En este momento, aunque no estoy ganando dinero, no estoy perdiendo dinero».

«El día que se abran esas puertas, podría perder dinero porque tengo que despedir a mi personal y recuperar todas las facturas».

Pero dijo que hay potencial para que la segunda mitad de la temporada de verano sea buena para los resorts de playa.

El Sr. Holland dijo: «Creo que tendremos un buen back-end.

«Septiembre, octubre está mejorando de lo habitual. Realmente creo que muchos ingleses y británicos que normalmente van a Tenerife, Lanzarote, España van a ver lo que Bridlington y lo que la Gran Costa Británica tiene para ofrecer.

«Creo que volverán mientras tengamos buen clima». Tenemos algunas de las mejores playas aquí y no queremos nada más. ‘

«Continuaremos trabajando estrechamente con la Junta de BCP y otros socios para garantizar la seguridad pública. También estamos movilizando recursos adicionales para proporcionar más patrullas en el área para abordar posibles problemas con el comportamiento antisocial y otros delitos cometidos. «Al explicar un incidente importante, podemos reunir a las agencias para que podamos tomar medidas disponibles para nosotros. para proteger al público tanto como sea posible.

“También dependemos de personas que asumen responsabilidad personal y recomendamos enfáticamente que los ciudadanos lo piensen dos veces antes de ir al área. Está claro que todavía estamos en una crisis de salud pública y una cantidad tan grande de personas que se mudan a un área determinada ejercen aún más presión sobre los servicios de emergencia.

“Esta afluencia de visitantes a nuestra área está impulsando un aumento significativo en la demanda de nuestro servicio y nos gustaría pedirle a las personas que sean pacientes con nosotros. Por lo tanto, queremos enfatizar una vez más que pedimos a las personas que se mantengan alejadas. ‘

Ellwood dijo que la policía de Dorset y el ayuntamiento no pueden lidiar con informes de 500,000 visitantes y atascos de tráfico de dos horas, con autos haciendo cola a 15 kilómetros a lo largo de la A338 y A31.

Muchos automovilistas han estacionado ilegalmente en dobles líneas amarillas, en ciclovías y en las aceras, aparentemente felices de tomar un boleto de estacionamiento de £ 35 en lugar de esperar en la fila y esperar en un estacionamiento.

Otros visitantes, que han viajado desde Birmingham, acamparon ilegalmente en la arena por la noche. Los residentes de Sandbanks dijeron que la gente salió de sus tiendas en pijama esta mañana y fue al baño en las dunas de arena.

Ellwood instó al gobierno a intervenir y mantener la situación bajo control, de lo contrario corre el riesgo de una segunda ola de coronavirus en Dorset. Él dijo: «Bournemouth está inundado de visitantes y el gobierno local no puede manejarlo.

«Tenemos la tormenta perfecta de clima increíble y un lanzamiento de algunas de las pautas de Covid-19, y dadas las implicaciones más amplias de un segundo pico, el gobierno debe brindar asistencia y responder a este peligroso evento que está ocurriendo en una emergencia de salud nacional».

‘Está más allá de las posibilidades locales controlar las carreteras y controlar la situación. Los voluntarios y la policía de tránsito solo pueden hacer mucho para que las personas trabajen juntas y sigan adelante.

«Es importante que Westminster vea lo que sucede en la primera línea y responda con recursos para brindar apoyo.

«Si tiene manifestaciones masivas en Londres, la Policía Metropolitana puede llamar a otras tropas para ayudar y creo que esto debería hacerse aquí. La policía está abrumada localmente, no puede estar en todas partes. El número de policías se basa en el número de habitantes de la provincia, no en visitantes. ‘

Un residente de Sandbanks, Stephen Allen dijo: «Es el campamento ilegal que nos está atrayendo. Ves a personas que salen de sus tiendas en pijama y tiran de las canciones de arena con un papel higiénico. Es muy molesto.

«Hay estacionamiento ilegal en todas partes. Los automóviles se han estacionado en los carriles para bicicletas, en las líneas amarillas dobles y en las aceras.

«Estarían encantados de pagar una multa de estacionamiento de £ 35 en lugar de hacer cola durante horas por un estacionamiento que probablemente les costará la mejor parte de £ 10».

Más adelante, en la costa de Dorset, en Lulworth, un concejal de la ciudad le contó el abuso que recibió cuando trataba de rechazar a la gente porque el área estaba llena.

Las autoridades locales acordaron establecer bloqueos de carreteras cuando se llenen los principales estacionamientos en Lulworth Cove y Durdle Door.

Laura Miller ha manejado una de las barreras. Ella dijo: «Me gritaron y juraron y un hombre me escupió. Estas son personas que han viajado en su automóvil durante tres o cuatro horas, están calientes y de mal humor y luego son rechazadas.

«Algunos conductores ignoraron nuestras barreras y las derribaron y las atravesaron».

Ella dijo que la playa de Durdle Door anoche parecía las secuelas de un festival de música. Ella dijo: «El comportamiento de algunos visitantes es falso. Hay grandes grupos de personas que ignoran por completo las reglas de la distancia social.

«Llenamos 30 bolsas de basura y la playa huele a hierba. Fue como las secuelas de un festival. La mayoría de los visitantes provienen de Londres, otros de Birmingham, Bristol y Peterborough. ‘

Algunos británicos trabajadores argumentaron que el esquema de licencia, donde el gobierno acuerda pagar el 80 por ciento del salario de un empleado durante la crisis de Covid-19, debería ser abandonado porque demasiadas personas que no son trabajadores van a la costa y la distancia social se vuelve imposible, lo que aumenta la perspectiva escalofriante de una segunda ola del virus.

Una enfermera le dijo a MailOnline: «Esto es ridículo, la licencia de vacaciones debería terminar. Es muy injusto para muchas enfermeras que trabajan por cuenta propia en el frente.

«No solo me pongo a mí y a mi esposo en peligro y no puedo ver a mis hijos y nietos, sino que me parece tan injusto que nos graven a pesar de que todas estas personas disfruten del sol y se les pague [while] Estoy trabajando con EPP completo para mantener los servicios de atención de emergencia. ‘

Paul Dulson, de Bournemouth, Dorset, tuiteó: “Vivo a pocos kilómetros de la playa de Bournemouth y no visito por esta locura. Una gran razón para terminar con el ridículo permiso y llevar a los niños a la escuela. ‘

Otro dijo: «¿Por qué la gente no está trabajando? Oh, es cierto, todos se van y reciben el 80 por ciento de su salario pagado por mí para ir a la playa. Mientras tanto me gusta trabajar en este calor. ‘

Y un tercero dijo: «Termine el programa de licencia ahora. Está allí para proteger los trabajos mientras nos protegemos a nosotros mismos. Claramente, ya no queremos protegernos, así que dejemos de pagarle a la gente para que se siente en la playa. ‘

Un grupo de mujeres juega a las cartas en el césped en St James Park, Londres, después de tomar el sol en medio de las altas temperaturas actuales.

Un grupo de mujeres juega a las cartas en el césped en St James Park, Londres, después de tomar el sol en medio de las altas temperaturas actuales.

Docenas de británicos habían acudido al parque lleno de gente para tomar el sol en un día sofocante en medio de la crisis del virus Corona.

Docenas de británicos habían acudido al parque lleno de gente para tomar el sol en un día sofocante en medio de la crisis del virus Corona.

Otros buscaron sombra bajo los árboles cuando el Reino Unido enfrentó temperaturas abrasadoras esta tarde

Otros buscaron sombra bajo los árboles cuando el Reino Unido enfrentó temperaturas abrasadoras esta tarde

Los británicos se relajan en sillones en St James Park, Londres, en lo que podría ser el día más caluroso del año a medida que aumentan las temperaturas

Los británicos se relajan en las tumbonas de St James Park, Londres, en lo que podría ser el día más caluroso del año a medida que aumenta la temperatura

Los británicos hacen cola para tomar una copa fuera del pub Globe en Borough Market, Londres, mientras las temperaturas se disparan esta tarde

Los británicos hacen cola para tomar una copa fuera del pub Globe en Borough Market, Londres, mientras las temperaturas se disparan esta tarde

Las colas se extendían a lo largo del pub mientras los londinenses esperaban su turno para pedir bebidas en el concurrido establecimiento.

Las colas se extendían a lo largo del pub mientras los londinenses esperaban su turno para pedir bebidas en el concurrido establecimiento.

Los británicos nadan en el canal cerca de Hackney Wick, East London, ya que la distancia social se vuelve difícil en lugares abarrotados

Los británicos nadan en el canal cerca de Hackney Wick, East London, ya que la distancia social se vuelve difícil en lugares abarrotados

En Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, los británicos se relajaron a orillas del río Támesis cuando unos pocos adoradores del sol se lanzaron al agua.

En Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, los británicos se relajaron a orillas del río Támesis cuando unos pocos adoradores del sol se lanzaron al agua.

La gente está jugando en el River Cam en Grantchester, cerca de Cambridge, en lo que podría ser el día más caluroso del año en el Reino Unido, y se espera que las temperaturas abrasadoras aumenten aún más

La gente está jugando en el River Cam en Grantchester, cerca de Cambridge, en lo que podría ser el día más caluroso del año en el Reino Unido, y se espera que las temperaturas abrasadoras aumenten aún más

Un grupo de adoradores del sol disfruta de las frías aguas del río Cam, Grantchester esta tarde en medio del calor sofocante

Un grupo de adoradores del sol disfruta de las frías aguas del río Cam, Grantchester esta tarde en medio del calor sofocante

La gente está pedaleando en el río Cam en Grantchester cerca de Cambridge mientras las temperaturas continúan subiendo esta tarde

La gente está pedaleando en el río Cam en Grantchester cerca de Cambridge mientras las temperaturas continúan subiendo esta tarde

Una pareja se relaja en un bote inflable en el río Támesis como Bourne End, Buckinghamshire en medio de temperaturas abrasadoras

Una pareja se relaja en un bote inflable en el río Támesis como Bourne End, Buckinghamshire en medio de temperaturas abrasadoras

La gente toma el sol en un parque en el centro de Manchester esta mañana mientras la mini ola de calor se extiende por toda Gran Bretaña

La gente toma el sol en un parque en el centro de Manchester esta mañana mientras la mini ola de calor se extiende por toda Gran Bretaña

Los pasajeros caminan a lo largo de la plataforma después de bajarse de un tren ocupado mientras las personas se dirigen a la playa de Brighton esta tarde

Los pasajeros caminan a lo largo de la plataforma después de bajarse de un tren ocupado mientras las personas se dirigen a la playa de Brighton esta tarde

Las niñas saltan de un embarcadero al mar, mientras que esta tarde las multitudes se reúnen en la playa en Southend-on-Sea

Las niñas saltan de un embarcadero al mar, mientras que esta tarde las multitudes se reúnen en la playa en Southend-on-Sea

Una vista de la playa en Brighton hoy mientras las personas acuden en masa a la costa de Sussex para aprovechar al máximo el clima cálido

Una vista de la playa en Brighton hoy mientras las personas acuden en masa a la costa de Sussex para aprovechar al máximo el clima cálido

Sunseekers en la playa de Weymouth en Dorset hoy mientras las temperaturas en Gran Bretaña continúan aumentando

Sunseekers en la playa de Weymouth en Dorset hoy mientras las temperaturas en Gran Bretaña continúan aumentando

Los visitantes disfrutan del clima cálido esta tarde en la playa de Bournemouth, Dorset

Los visitantes disfrutan del clima cálido esta tarde en la playa de Bournemouth, Dorset

Matilda Swian (izquierda), de 19 años, y Millie Skelhorn (derecha), de 19 años, disfrutan del clima cálido en Bridlington, East Yorkshire, mientras la rosa de mercurio

Matilda Swian (izquierda), de 19 años, y Millie Skelhorn (derecha), de 19, disfrutando del clima cálido en Bridlington, East Yorkshire, mientras el mercurio se elevaba.

Mensen zonnebaden bij de zee in de bakwarmte in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, terwijl tal van anderen hetzelfde doen in het heerlijke weer

Mensen zonnebaden bij de zee in de bakwarmte in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, terwijl tal van anderen hetzelfde doen in het heerlijke weer

Maia Benstead (links), 19, en Lauren Sharpe (rechts), 19, genieten van het warme weer in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, terwijl ze door de zee lopen

Maia Benstead (links), 19, en Lauren Sharpe (rechts), 19, genieten van het warme weer in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, terwijl ze door de zee lopen

Een zonnebader fotografeert de herten in Richmond Park, West-Londen, terwijl ze door een beek slenteren om koel te blijven tijdens de hittegolf

Een zonnebader fotografeert de herten in Richmond Park, West-Londen, terwijl ze door een beek slenteren om koel te blijven tijdens de hittegolf

Groepen mensen genieten vanmiddag van het heerlijke weer in Potters Fields, naast de iconische Tower Bridge, in het centrum van Londen

Groepen mensen genieten vanmiddag van het heerlijke weer in Potters Fields, naast de iconische Tower Bridge, in het centrum van Londen

Mensen zien vanmiddag zonnebaden in St James's Park in Londen terwijl ze het meeste uit het warme weer halen

Mensen zien vanmiddag zonnebaden in St James’s Park in Londen terwijl ze het meeste uit het warme weer halen

Een vrouw dompelt vanmiddag haar teen in de fonteinen op Trafalgar Square in Londen tijdens de mini-hittegolf

Een vrouw dompelt vanmiddag haar teen in de fonteinen op Trafalgar Square in Londen tijdens de mini-hittegolf

Een vrouw zonnebaadt op een boot op de rivier de Theems in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, terwijl een man het langzaam door het water stuurt

Een vrouw zonnebaadt op een boot op de rivier de Theems in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, terwijl een man het langzaam door het water stuurt

Aan het begin van de crisis onthulde bondskanselier Rishi Sunak het verlofprogramma om banen te beschermen, en de Schatkist betaalt nu 7,5 miljoen arbeiders om thuis te blijven, wat volgens het Instituut voor Fiscale Studies £ 100 miljard zal kosten.

Er was een tragedie in Worthing, West Sussex, toen een vrouw van in de vijftig stierf na een ‘medische episode’ op het strand. Toeristen werden geëvacueerd om plaats te maken voor de ambulance, maar ze kon niet worden gered.

Ondertussen gaan er nu meer openbare toiletten open, met tot 3.000 beschikbaar voor gebruik volgens de Lockdown Loo-website, waaronder 15 in Brighton and Hove, zeven in Bournemouth, zes in Eastbourne en zes in Blackpool.

The good weather is due to change tonight as thunderstorms form across the west of the UK, with up to 1.6 inches of rain set to fall in two hours from 4pm along with lightning, hail, strong winds and possible power cuts.

There was also a high alert for dangerous UV radiation levels today. Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkill said: ‘The sun is as strong as it gets at the moment because we’re so close to the solstice. We’ve got peak sun strength, clear skies, plenty of sunshine – it’s the perfect ingredients for high UV.’

People head to the beach at Southend-on-Sea as coronavirus lockdown measures are relaxed and temperatures soar

People head to the beach at Southend-on-Sea as coronavirus lockdown measures are relaxed and temperatures soar

Brighton beach was packed with sun seekers, making social distancing impossible in the beauty spot this afternoon

Brighton beach was packed with sun seekers, making social distancing impossible in the beauty spot this afternoon

There was a tragedy in Worthing, West Sussex, as a woman in her 50s died after suffering a ‘medical episode’ on the beach today, police said. Tourists were evacuated off the sand to make way for the air ambulance but she could not be saved

There was a tragedy in Worthing, West Sussex, as a woman in her 50s died after suffering a ‘medical episode’ on the beach today, police said. Tourists were evacuated off the sand to make way for the air ambulance but she could not be saved

A group of friends enjoy a drink while sitting in deckchairs on the beach at Brighton in East Sussex this afternoon

A group of friends enjoy a drink while sitting in deckchairs on the beach at Brighton in East Sussex this afternoon

Beachgoers enjoy the hot weather on Barry Island today as Wales starts to ease its way out of the Covid-19 lockdown

Beachgoers enjoy the hot weather on Barry Island today as Wales starts to ease its way out of the Covid-19 lockdown

Beach goers enjoy the hot weather on Barry Island in Wales today as much of Britain makes the most of the conditions

Beach goers enjoy the hot weather on Barry Island in Wales today as much of Britain makes the most of the conditions

Thousands of people flock to Brighton beach in East Sussex this afternoon despite the coronavirus pandemic continuing

Thousands of people flock to Brighton beach in East Sussex this afternoon despite the coronavirus pandemic continuing

People walk along the seafront at Bridlington in East Yorkshire today on another very hot day for the country

People walk along the seafront at Bridlington in East Yorkshire today on another very hot day for the country

A boy jumps into the water today  at the Three Shires Head, the point where Cheshire, Staffordshire and Derbyshire meet

A boy jumps into the water today  at the Three Shires Head, the point where Cheshire, Staffordshire and Derbyshire meet

A woman sunbathing on Brighton beach in East Sussex this morning as the hot weather continues for Brighton

A woman sunbathing on Brighton beach in East Sussex this morning as the hot weather continues for Brighton

People walk through Green Park in London today as the capital experiences temperatures above 90F

People walk through Green Park in London today as the capital experiences temperatures above 90F

People enjoy the sunny weather at Windsor in Berkshire today as the mini-heatwave continues

People enjoy the sunny weather at Windsor in Berkshire today as the mini-heatwave continues

Among the main reasons for high UV levels given by experts are a hole in the ozone layer that opened earlier this year, and the time of year so near the solstice combined with limited cloud cover and water vapour.

But Michaela Hegglin, a professor in atmospheric chemistry at the University of Reading, added it was also down to a lack of plane contrails, which normally create clouds reflecting UV rays away from the ground.

The expert told the Telegraph the negative impacts of UV levels were massively outweighed by the positive impacts of lower levels of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions during the coronavirus crisis.

She said today could see some of the ‘highest UV levels ever recorded’ in Britain, adding: ‘This is because of a combination of factors. We are at the summer solstice, when the sun is almost directly overhead at 1pm.

‘UV levels this high are rare in the UK, so people with light skin should be very careful to avoid getting burnt. While UV is important for getting vitamin D and keeping us healthy, too much of it can cause skin cancer or cataracts.’

Ozone holes are an annual thinning of the ozone layer over Antarctica, caused by stratospheric chlorine. Every year ozone layers fall drastically during the Southern Hemisphere’s spring and the Arctic can be affected too.

People enjoy the warm weather on Brighton beach this afternoon on what is another very hot day for much of Britain

People enjoy the warm weather on Brighton beach this afternoon on what is another very hot day for much of Britain

A woman enjoys the sunshine as she relaxes at Battersea Park in South West London this morning

A woman enjoys the sunshine as she relaxes at Battersea Park in South West London this morning

People jump into the water during the sunny weather in Windsor in Berkshire today

People jump into the water during the sunny weather in Windsor in Berkshire today

Two women laugh as they are photographed at Clapham Common in South West London this afternoon

Two women laugh as they are photographed at Clapham Common in South West London this afternoon

A view of the beach in Brighton today on another day that has seen temperatures soar above 90F in some areas

A view of the beach in Brighton today on another day that has seen temperatures soar above 90F in some areas

Families enjoy the warm weather at the beach in North Berwick, Scotland, today as the UK makes the most of the heatwave

Families enjoy the warm weather at the beach in North Berwick, Scotland, today as the UK makes the most of the heatwave

Thousands of people soak up the sun on Brighton beach today with temperatures soaring once again in Britain

Thousands of people soak up the sun on Brighton beach today with temperatures soaring once again in Britain

Two women go paddle boarding in the sea at Southsea in Hampshire this morning as temperatures soar across the UK again

Two women go paddle boarding in the sea at Southsea in Hampshire this morning as temperatures soar across the UK again

People soak up the sun on Brighton beach in East Sussex this afternoon as the hot weather continues

People soak up the sun on Brighton beach in East Sussex this afternoon as the hot weather continues

People stand on board a packed train as they make their way to Brighton beach in East Sussex this afternoon

People stand on board a packed train as they make their way to Brighton beach in East Sussex this afternoon

Experts think this started happening in the 1970s as a result of the use of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), which were popularly found in aerosols. The hole forms in the Antarctic when cold air is trapped by strong circulating winds.

This leads to the formation of ice clouds, which break down chlorine-containing compounds. It makes the area especially susceptible to ozone depletion, but ozone from other areas returns over the affected poles every year.

Temperatures reached a peak yesterday at Heathrow Airport at 2.46pm, making it comfortably the hottest day of the year, beating the previous record on May 29 when Dawyck in the Scottish Borders hit 84F (28.9C).

Met Office meteorologist John Griffiths said there was a ‘low chance’ the Welsh Marches – the area along the Welsh border – could see temperatures of 34C (93.2F) ‘very locally’.

Should that happen, it would be the hottest June on record in Wales, surpassing the previous peak of 92.7F (33.7C) on June 18, 2000. The UK June record was set on June 28, 1976, when Southampton hit 96.1F (35.6C).

Four-year-old boys Sai Robson and Sunny Louden enjoy the water in the hot weather at Edinburgh's Holyrood Park today

Four-year-old boys Sai Robson and Sunny Louden enjoy the water in the hot weather at Edinburgh’s Holyrood Park today

Passengers disembark a packed train as people make their way to Brighton beach in East Sussex this afternoon

Passengers disembark a packed train as people make their way to Brighton beach in East Sussex this afternoon

People relax on the grass on the southern bank of the River Thames in the shadow of Tower Bridge in London today

People relax on the grass on the southern bank of the River Thames in the shadow of Tower Bridge in London today

Cows use the River Thames to cool off in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, today as the hot weather continues

Cows use the River Thames to cool off in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, today as the hot weather continues

Families enjoy the warm weather at the beach in North Berwick, Scotland, today as children play in a lake

Families enjoy the warm weather at the beach in North Berwick, Scotland, today as children play in a lake

A woman holds a book on Clapham Common in South West London today as the hot weather continues

A woman holds a book on Clapham Common in South West London today as the hot weather continues

A woman looks out to sea as she enjoys the warm weather at the beach in North Berwick, Scotland, this afternoon

A woman looks out to sea as she enjoys the warm weather at the beach in North Berwick, Scotland, this afternoon

People soak up the sun on Brighton beach in Dorset today as sunseekers head for the coastal areas of Britain

People soak up the sun on Brighton beach in Dorset today as sunseekers head for the coastal areas of Britain

Zed the black Labrador makes a splash in the pond at Clapham Common in South West London this afternoon

Zed the black Labrador makes a splash in the pond at Clapham Common in South West London this afternoon

Thousands of people flock to Brighton beach in East Sussex today despite the coronavirus pandemic continuing

Thousands of people flock to Brighton beach in East Sussex today despite the coronavirus pandemic continuing

Police break up huge party on Brighton seafront with hundreds of youngsters sent home from the beach after scuffles broke out

Police broke up a huge Brighton seafront party last night and sent hundreds of youngsters home after scuffles broke out.

Ten police vehicles were called to Hove Lawns, West Sussex at 8.40pm yesterday amid reports of ‘pockets’ of violence in the gathering.

The youths chanted at the officers, with one eyewitness calling it ‘like a stand-off between hundreds of youths and police’.

Police break up an impromptu beach party where hundreds of predominantly young adults and teenagers on Hove Lawn this evening on the hottest day of the year so far

Police break up an impromptu beach party where hundreds of predominantly young adults and teenagers on Hove Lawn this evening on the hottest day of the year so far

Locals believe the youngsters ‘would have finished GCSEs and (had) their end-of-year prom’. One resident called the situation ‘pure mayhem’.  Officers issued a dispersal order for the green near Grand Avenue.

Councillor Chris Henry said: ‘Let’s not leave our young people behind in the Covid recovery plans.

Police break up an impromptu beach party where hundreds of predominantly young adults and teenagers on Hove Lawn this evening on the hottest day of the year so far

Police break up an impromptu beach party where hundreds of predominantly young adults and teenagers on Hove Lawn this evening on the hottest day of the year so far

‘It’s understandable that they’re bored and missing their friends, so we need to ensure their safety and develop activities for young adults so that police and the local community can focus on real crime and staying safe from Covid.

‘Hove Lawns tonight shows how badly solutions for young people are needed and how youth services are needed more than ever.’

The public has been reminded to take care around water throughout the summer, amid concerns people might be tempted to take a dip to cool down.

It comes as Thames Valley Police said yesterday evening that they had found a body following a search for a missing man at Lulle Brooke in Cookham, Berkshire.

The man, who was in his 30s, was understood to have got into difficulty in the water on Tuesday evening.

A cousin said Syrian refugee Eyad Al Ryabi had gone into the water on Tuesday evening to try to help his friend. The friend survived and was taken to hospital, Thames Valley Police said.

Meanwhile a man in Middlesbrough was taken to hospital after jumping into shallow water at a popular beauty spot.

Volunteers from Cleveland Mountain Rescue team were finishing a ‘litter sweep’ when they came across the incident a Cod Beck reservoir, near Osmotherley, North Yorkshire, yesterday.

A 21-year-old man suffered a leg injury after he jumped into the water and was unable to walk.

A spokesman for the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team said ‘the water was a lot shallower than he expected’ and as a result, was in a lot of pain.

The man was being treated by ambulance crews at the scene when rescue team arrived. Volunteers transported the ambulance stretcher to the patient while a doctor helped to treat him.

Once loaded on to the stretcher, the team helped push the injured man to a waiting ambulance. He was then taken to hospital for further treatment. Eight mountain rescuers and two response co-ordinators involved in the incident for around 40 minutes.

Others were on standby from their training locations but were not required. Crews are now warning people of the dangers of jumping into water.

The spokesman added: ‘It is perhaps worth reminding people about some of the risks of jumping into water – it might be shallower than they think and ‘cold water shock’ is a very, real danger. Put simply – it’s very dangerous – don’t do it.’

Thunderstorms are forecast to form in the south west and south east of England, Wales, western Scotland and Northern Ireland from 4pm today.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather alert for those areas until 9am tomorrow, warning of disruption due to flooding, lightning strikes, hail and wind.

The storms are expected to continue from midday on Friday through to 6am on Saturday, with another yellow warning in place for the whole of the UK.

Areas hit by the storms could experience ‘torrential downpours’ with up to 2in (50mm) of rain falling in an hour.

Beachgoers enjoy the sunshine as they sunbathe and play in the sea on Boscombe beach in Bournemouth today

Beachgoers enjoy the sunshine as they sunbathe and play in the sea on Boscombe beach in Bournemouth today

A view of the beach in Brighton today as temperatures soar above 90F in parts of the country for the second day in a row

A view of the beach in Brighton today as temperatures soar above 90F in parts of the country for the second day in a row

Paddle boarders at Bourne End in Buckinghamshire today as the country enjoys further hot weather

Paddle boarders at Bourne End in Buckinghamshire today as the country enjoys further hot weather

A woman sunbathes at Clapham Common in South West London today as the scorching temperatures continue

A woman sunbathes at Clapham Common in South West London today as the scorching temperatures continue

Sunseekers queue for portable toilets on Brighton seafront today as people flock to the Sussex coast this afternoon

Sunseekers queue for portable toilets on Brighton seafront today as people flock to the Sussex coast this afternoon

One-year-old Ella Jones enjoys sitting among the wild flowers at Holyrood Park in Edinburgh this morning

One-year-old Ella Jones enjoys sitting among the wild flowers at Holyrood Park in Edinburgh this morning

Thousands of people soak up the sun on Brighton beach in East Sussex today as the hot weather continues

Thousands of people soak up the sun on Brighton beach in East Sussex today as the hot weather continues

Denbi. the four-year-old Shepherd Staffie, enjoys the water in the hot weather at Holyrood Park in Edinburgh today

Denbi. the four-year-old Shepherd Staffie, enjoys the water in the hot weather at Holyrood Park in Edinburgh today

Two people go for a walk through Battersea Park in South West London this morning as they enjoy the sunshine

Two people go for a walk through Battersea Park in South West London this morning as they enjoy the sunshine

NW London warned they could run out of water TONIGHT

Britons in north west London and Middlesex have been warned their water supply could be disrupted this evening as suppliers struggle to keep up with demand.

Affinity Water said it experienced much ‘higher demand for water’ today due to the ‘exceptionally hot weather’, which could cause a reduction of water pressure or loss of supply.

Those in Edgware, Greenford, Harrow, Mill Hill, Northolt, Pinner, Ruislip, South Harrow, Wembley and South Ruislip have been told to expect interruption to the supply between 5.30pm and 11pm.

The supplier urged those in the affected areas to keep their water usage to a minimum to reduce demand on the network during these hours.

In a statement, it said: ‘If you are experiencing a reduction of your water pressure or loss of supply, this is due to much higher demand for water at present due to the exceptionally hot weather.

‘We expect your water supply to be restored to normal pressure later this evening.’

Affinity Water has put an additional 108 million litres of water a day into its network of pipes in an attempt to cope with the warmer weather.

Yesterday’s good weather saw people flock to beaches in huge numbers despite social distancing measures remaining in place.

The Met Office raised its heat alert level to three, as health authorities encouraged those most vulnerable – many of whom have been shielding during lockdown – to protect themselves amid the ‘exceptionally hot weather forecast this week’.

Public Health England (PHE) said older people, those with underlying health conditions, and very young children were all more at risk from the higher temperatures.

The amber level three, which remains in place for the West and East Midlands, requires social and healthcare services to target specific actions at high-risk groups, according to the Met Office website.

People have been advised to keep cool and stay hydrated where possible. The Met Office said UV levels were expected to remain at eight across many parts of the UK today.

Emer O’Connell, consultant in public health at PHE, said it was important that people kept checking on the vulnerable, as many continued to spend more time at home due to coronavirus.

‘You will need to do things differently this year, for example keeping in touch by phone,’ she said.

Shoppers have also been advised to be aware they could be forced to spend extra time in the sun as a result of social distancing measures.

And dog owners have been urged to avoid exercising their pets during the hottest part of the day.

Vets Now, a provider of emergency veterinary care, warned that the average survival rate of a dog diagnosed with heatstroke was 50 per cent.

A woman throws a frisbee as people enjoy the warm weather at Bridlington in East Yorkshire on another very hot day

A woman throws a frisbee as people enjoy the warm weather at Bridlington in East Yorkshire on another very hot day

A couple enjoy the hot weather on their canal boat on Bridgewater Canal in Walton Hall in Cheshire this morning

A couple enjoy the hot weather on their canal boat on Bridgewater Canal in Walton Hall in Cheshire this morning

Unicyclist Jason Auld practises in front of the Scottish Parliament whilst enjoying the hot weather at Holyrood Park today

Unicyclist Jason Auld practises in front of the Scottish Parliament whilst enjoying the hot weather at Holyrood Park today

People sunbathe at Battersea Park in South West London as temperatures soar once again in Britain

People sunbathe at Battersea Park in South West London as temperatures soar once again in Britain

Zachary Bower, four, and Isabelle Bower, eight, make sandcastles at Bridlington in East Yorkshire this morning

Zachary Bower, four, and Isabelle Bower, eight, make sandcastles at Bridlington in East Yorkshire this morning

Josh Atkins, 14, and Oliva Atkins, ten, play in the sea at Bridlington in East Yorkshire this morning

Josh Atkins, 14, and Oliva Atkins, ten, play in the sea at Bridlington in East Yorkshire this morning

Two women look at their phones while sunbathing at Battersea Park in South West London this morning

Two women look at their phones while sunbathing at Battersea Park in South West London this morning

A group of women enjoy the warm weather on Hastings beach in East Sussex today as the mini-heatwave continues

A group of women enjoy the warm weather on Hastings beach in East Sussex today as the mini-heatwave continues

Ten-year-old Noah plays in his paddling pool as he cools off in his garden during hot weather in Hertford today

Ten-year-old Noah plays in his paddling pool as he cools off in his garden during hot weather in Hertford today

A group of women enjoy sunbathing among the fishing boats at Hastings in East Sussex today

A group of women enjoy sunbathing among the fishing boats at Hastings in East Sussex today

Two men enjoy the warm weather in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, today as the UK enjoys another day of the mini-heatwave

Two men enjoy the warm weather in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, today as the UK enjoys another day of the mini-heatwave

Visitors to Hastings make the most of the hot weather today as the mini-heatwave continues for Britain

Visitors to Hastings make the most of the hot weather today as the mini-heatwave continues for Britain

A young man enjoys the hot weather in the sea off Brighton beach in East Sussex this afternoon

A young man enjoys the hot weather in the sea off Brighton beach in East Sussex this afternoon

People enjoy the warm weather in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, today as sunseekers flock to beaches around the UK

People enjoy the warm weather in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, today as sunseekers flock to beaches around the UK

A couple relax in the warm weather and sunshine on the southern bank of the River Thames in London this afternoon

A couple relax in the warm weather and sunshine on the southern bank of the River Thames in London this afternoon

Sarah Emberson (left) and John Kelly (right) pose with their children Eirnn, Eve, Elliot and Elise next to their homemade recreation of Glastonbury - which was due to have been taking place this weekend - at their home in Hertfordshire today

Sarah Emberson (left) and John Kelly (right) pose with their children Eirnn, Eve, Elliot and Elise next to their homemade recreation of Glastonbury – which was due to have been taking place this weekend – at their home in Hertfordshire today

Tents on Bournemouth beach this morning as people camped overnight on the Dorset coast for the best spot today

Tents on Bournemouth beach this morning as people camped overnight on the Dorset coast for the best spot today

Boy, 10, dies after getting into difficulty in Scottish loch amid frantic search by emergency services

A boy has died after getting into difficulty in a Scottish loch amid a frantic search by emergency services.

The ten-year-old passed away at Loch Lubnaig near Callander in Stirlingshire yesterday. The child was reported as having ‘difficulty in the water’ at 5.35pm after he reportedly fell into a river near the loch.

Loch Lubnaig near Callander in Stirlingshire (file picture)

Loch Lubnaig near Callander in Stirlingshire (file picture)

A four-hour rescue operation involving a helicopter was launched. Police said the incident was not suspicious.

A spokesman said: ‘A ten-year-old boy has died following an incident in Loch Lubnaig, near Callander, on June 24.

‘Emergency services were called around 5:35pm to reports of a child experiencing difficulty in the water. Sadly, the boy died. There are no suspicious circumstances and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.’

The RSPCA said it had received 330 calls in regard to animal welfare and the hot weather since March 23, adding it was expecting ‘hundreds more’ as temperatures increase this week.

Meanwhile, fire chiefs said they wanted to ‘debunk this myth’ that hand sanitiser left in hot cars could pose a fire risk.

Roy Wilsher, National Fire Chiefs Council chair said: ‘We want to reassure people that this product will not combust if left in a car – even on the hottest day. For hand sanitiser to cause a fire it would need to come into contact with a spark.

‘Hand sanitiser is very important in the fight against the spread of Covid-19, therefore it is is essential we debunk this myth.’

People are advised to keep their hand sanitisers containers closed and out of direct sunlight and ensure they keep it away from any naked flame.

London Fire Brigade has warned people not to have barbecues on dry grass, not to drop cigarettes or matches, and not to leave rubbish such as glass bottles lying around amid a risk they could start fires.

In Dorset, stunned officials in Bournemouth today slammed ‘vile idiots’ who left 20 tons of litter strewn across the resort’s beaches following the hottest day of the year.

They blamed a ‘breakdown in decent, civic behaviour’ for the appalling mass of rubbish left behind by over 100,000 visitors – and volunteer litter pickers found many of the public bins were still half empty.

Shocking pictures taken at 4.30am this morning before the local council’s beach cleaning team arrived to clear the mess have sparked fury on social media.

Temperatures are expected to hit 33C or 34C in Britain today

It comes after the hottest day of the year so far yesterday

Temperatures are expected to hit 33C or 34C in Britain today (left) after the hottest day of the year so far yesterday (right)

UV radiation

Pollen court

The Met Office has warned of very high UV levels today (left) as well as a very high pollen count for hayfever sufferers (right)

The Met Office has issued a thunderstorm warning for the West from 4pm today

Thunderstorm warning tomorrow

The Met Office has issued thunderstorm warnings for the West from 4pm today (left) and the whole country tomorrow (right)

Stunned officials in Bournemouth today slammed 'vile idiots' who left 12 tonnes of litter strewn across the resort's beaches

Stunned officials in Bournemouth today slammed ‘vile idiots’ who left 12 tonnes of litter strewn across the resort’s beaches

Officials in Bournemouth blamed a 'breakdown in decent, civic behaviour' for the appalling mass of rubbish left behind

Officials in Bournemouth blamed a ‘breakdown in decent, civic behaviour’ for the appalling mass of rubbish left behind

Shocking pictures were taken at 4.30am today before the council's cleaning team arrived to clear the mess in Bournemouth

Shocking pictures were taken at 4.30am today before the council’s cleaning team arrived to clear the mess in Bournemouth

Rubbish which was collected from the beach piled high at Durdle Door in Dorset this morning as the hot weather continues

Rubbish which was collected from the beach piled high at Durdle Door in Dorset this morning as the hot weather continues

The bins on Jesus Green in Cambridge overflowing with rubbish today as the hot weather continues

The bins on Jesus Green in Cambridge overflowing with rubbish today as the hot weather continues

Litter strewn across a park in Bournemouth in Dorset today as people continue to head to the beach to enjoy the heat

Litter strewn across a park in Bournemouth in Dorset today as people continue to head to the beach to enjoy the heat

A sheep sits next to an overflowing bin in the shade at Tredegar Comprehensive School in Wales this morning

A sheep sits next to an overflowing bin in the shade at Tredegar Comprehensive School in Wales this morning

Andy Meldrum skis on some of the remaining snow patches on the slopes of Meall a'Bhuiridh in Glencoe today

Andy Meldrum skis on some of the remaining snow patches on the slopes of Meall a’Bhuiridh in Glencoe today

The sun rises at Blyth in Northumberland as Britain sweats through a June heatwave with temperatures set to climb further

The sun rises at Blyth in Northumberland as Britain sweats through a June heatwave with temperatures set to climb further

A woman looks at the English lavender prior to it being harvested at Roskorwell Farm at St Keverne in Cornwall yesterday

A woman looks at the English lavender prior to it being harvested at Roskorwell Farm at St Keverne in Cornwall yesterday

Vikki Slade, the leader of Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole Council, said: ‘It doesn’t matter what we do, these vile idiots will ignore the rules. The disgusting mess left on our beaches makes me want to weep.

‘People urinating within sight of loos, parking illegally and just accepting the fine and ignoring the message of don’t come to Dorset is a breakdown of civic behaviour.’

One of the litter pickers on the beach was Peter Ryan, 61, who founded the community group Dorset Devils.

He said: ‘It is sad, disappointing and disgusting to see the beach in such a state. It is the jewel in the crown of the area and it does not deserve to be treated like this.

‘There were so many empty beer bottles, vodka bottles and cans of all varieties left on the sand, even though some of the bins on the pier were half empty. They’ve shown no care whatsoever for this beautiful environment.’

Hot weather memes

Hot weather memes

Twitter users posted a series of memes complaining that the high temperatures overnight had left them too hot to sleep

Claire Shouksmith told the Bournemouth Echo today that she saw ‘several piles of human faeces, toilet paper and nappies’, dog mess, urine stains down the pavements, cars still badly parked yesterday and a ‘disgusting’ stench.

At the beach, she said there was ‘masses of rubbish’, a ‘stench of urine and more faeces’, dog mess in the sand despite not being allowed on that part of the beach, campfire debris and broken beer bottles on the sand.

She said: »I’ve lived here for 14 years it’s usually lovely, clean and peaceful, busy when the weather hot but never have I seen the place left in this horrific state. Why the hell do people think they can use the streets as a toilet?

‘The actual toliets are open all day! When did just leaving your rubbish anywhere become acceptable behaviour and as for the campfires in the sandbleft for people to walk through and burn their feet, I’m lost for words.’

In the North West police foiled an illegal rave on the beach, seizing a generator, a DJ mixing deck and 20 speakers. Five arrests were made as well as 60 parking tickets issued and 15 dispersal notices at Formby beach, Merseyside.

A section 34 Dispersal Zone was put in place until 2.30pm on Friday as a direct response to the number of people flocking there in the hot weather.

It’s ‘Weston-super-Mud’! Tourists are spotted stuck in mud flats trying to reach the water in Somerset town

Tourists were spotted stuck in mud flats trying to reach the water in a seaside town – dubbed ‘Weston-super-Mud’.

One onlooker said more than 100 people had made their way to the water during low tide in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. With temperatures hitting the 90Fs, some people headed for a dip – but a large group got stuck in mud.

Pictures show members of the local coastguard trying to help as the revellers tried to go for a paddle. A Weston-Super-Mare Coastguard Rescue Team spokesman confirmed they were called to the scene.

One witness said: ‘There was over 100 people seen making their way across the mud to reach the sea. Some were carrying children and were observed struggling to get back to the shore.’

Tourists were spotted stuck in mud flats trying to reach the water in a seaside town - dubbed 'Weston-super-Mud'.

Tourists were spotted stuck in mud flats trying to reach the water in a seaside town – dubbed ‘Weston-super-Mud’.

One onlooker said more than 100 people had made their way to the water during low tide in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset

One onlooker said more than 100 people had made their way to the water during low tide in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset

With temperatures hitting 90F highs yesterday, some people in Somerset headed for a dip - but a large group got stuck in mud

With temperatures hitting 90F highs yesterday, some people in Somerset headed for a dip – but a large group got stuck in mud

Gardeners work to get picturesque walled gardens looking like a sea of colour before visitors are welcomed back

Gardeners have worked round the clock to get walled gardens designed by Sir Walter Scott looking like a sea of colour, before visitors are welcomed back.

Scott, who is considered to have popularised tartan and invented the historical novel, lived at Abbotsford House near Galashiels in the Scottish Borders, where he died in 1832.

He also designed the walled gardens, wanting them to be ‘intimate’ and connected to the house, which was built in Baronial style as a ‘castle in miniature’.

Tim Owen, head gardener of Abbotsford House, once home of Sir Walter Scott in the Scottish Borders, works in the garden

Tim Owen, head gardener of Abbotsford House, once home of Sir Walter Scott in the Scottish Borders, works in the garden

The walled gardens, which would have been used as kitchen gardens during Scott's lifetime, are now a sea of colour

The walled gardens, which would have been used as kitchen gardens during Scott’s lifetime, are now a sea of colour

The gardens will reopen to the public on July 1 – having had just two people looking after them, although locals have been able to wander around the estate including the banks of the River Tweed.

The walled gardens, which would have been used as kitchen gardens during Scott’s lifetime, are a sea of colour having been lovingly maintained during the lockdown.

And this week, 15 volunteers were thrilled to be allowed back to tend to rose beds and apple trees. Entry is usually ticketed but that is being waived and a donation is being asked for.

Head gardener Tim Owen said: ‘We have been keeping things going as well as possible. The intention was to keep the garden going for people, as it would be as if people were coming in. Our main focus was on the walled garden.

‘In other areas we would go round and check the estate. We have got three miles of woodland paths for all abilities, and where the lockdown has eased we have seen families out and about.

Mr Owen, 54, said: 'Everybody that's involved loves the place. It has given volunteers a boost being allowed to come back'

Mr Owen, 54, said: ‘Everybody that’s involved loves the place. It has given volunteers a boost being allowed to come back’

The gardens in the Scottish Borders will reopen to the public on July 1 - having had just two people looking after them

The gardens in the Scottish Borders will reopen to the public on July 1 – having had just two people looking after them

‘The walled gardens, in Scott’s time, were kitchen gardens. We have got vegetables, fruit, apple trees and pear trees. We try to plant it to keep it going until the end of November.’

The walled gardens already have a one-way system in place and will be open to visitors on a donations basis. Signs will be put up reminding people to keep a physical distance.

Mr Owen, 54, added: ‘Everybody that’s involved loves the place. It has given volunteers a boost being allowed to come back.’

Entry is usually ticketed but since the five-metre mile travel restriction has been in place, the estate has been open to visitors.

Losses have racked up to £350,000 with no visitors coming in – and the gardens had only been opened for a couple of weeks before it had to close.

But the National Lottery Heritage Fund awarded £224,200 to pay for day to day costs.

Is a hosepipe ban on the way? Water levels in reservoirs are dropping so much that BEACHES have appeared

A hosepipe ban has been threatened after temperatures in Britain soared causing water levels in reservoirs to drop so much that beaches have appeared.

As people flocked to beaches and beauty spots, utility bosses warned that the dry weather and extra use of water during lockdown mean a drought is likely.

Dramatic pictures show how dry reservoirs in the North West of England have become. Levels have dropped at the Wayoh, Yarrow and Rivington reservoirs in Lancashire so much that some families have even flocked there to sunbathe.

Yarrow Reservoir at Rivington in Lancashire is pictured today with very low levels during the mini-heatwave for Britain

Yarrow Reservoir at Rivington in Lancashire is pictured today with very low levels during the mini-heatwave for Britain

Levels have dropped at the Yarrow reservoir in Lancashire so much that some families have even flocked there to sunbathe

Levels have dropped at the Yarrow reservoir in Lancashire so much that some families have even flocked there to sunbathe

But water bosses are now warning they may have to take ‘additional measures’ – which could include a hose pipe ban – to keep taps flowing and prevent a crisis.

Water suppliers United Utilities has written to households to say it is doing everything it can ‘to avoid having to introduce any water restrictions’.

The firm urged people to take ‘simple measures that can make a massive difference’, including avoiding using hosepipes which can save a whopping 1,000 litres an hour.

The letter states: ‘Our reservoir levels across the North West are getting to the point when we may need to take additional steps to protect our remaining water supplies.

Jumbles Reservoir, near Bolton in Greater Manchester, is also looking dry today after levels continued to drop through June

Jumbles Reservoir, near Bolton in Greater Manchester, is also looking dry today after levels continued to drop through June

Jumbles Reservoir is pictured today as United Utilities issued a hosepipe warning after witnessing a big increase in the demand for water

Jumbles Reservoir is pictured today as United Utilities issued a hosepipe warning after witnessing a big increase in the demand for water

‘We know every drop counts so we’ve got extra teams spotting and repairing leaks across the region too.’

Demand for water increased with the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic as people stayed at home.

After with the driest May on record in England and the sunniest start to the spring since records began in 1929, water bosses are urging people to make simple changes.

A United Utilities spokesman said: ‘Our reservoirs are lower than normal for the time of year because of the unusually fine, dry spring we have had.

‘This coupled with more people are at home due to Covid-19, and some recent very warm weather has, at times, seen customers using much more water than you’d expect.

‘Even with some sudden heavy downpours over the last week in some parts of the North West, we’ve not had enough rain to make much of a difference as we’re still using water quicker than the reservoirs can fill up.

Low water levels at Yarrow Reservoir in Lancashire are pictured today with levels in the North West continuing to drop through June

Low water levels at Yarrow Reservoir in Lancashire are pictured today with levels in the North West continuing to drop through June

People visit the Jumbles Reservoir today amid concerns over low rainfall and warmer temperatures across the country

People visit the Jumbles Reservoir today amid concerns over low rainfall and warmer temperatures across the country

‘And with this week’s forecast promising some very hot days ahead, we expect demand for water to increase once again. As a responsible company, we’re keeping a close eye on things and have put well-tested contingency plans in place.

‘This includes using our huge regional interconnected system of pipes to move water around our region so that we take less from sensitive water sources wherever we can, stepping up our action on leaks and cutting our own water usage.

‘We are asking our customers to help because water is a precious resource that we share with the North West’s environment.

‘There will never be a better time to make those simple changes – such as turning off the tap while brushing your teeth – which have little impact on your daily life, but could add up to a big difference.’

Popular Sussex beach forced to close its car parks amid astonishing demand

One of Sussex’s most popular beaches has been forced to close its car parks after high demand paralysed the road network.

Police have also closed the A259 on the approach to the seaside destination of Camber Sands because of the sheer volume of traffic. Today is set to be the hottest day of the year so far.

A spokesman for Rother District Council said: ‘Camber Sands car parks are already full and closed and a police road closure is in place – do not travel to Camber.’

Police closed the A259 on the approach to Camber Sands (pictured this week) because of the sheer volume of traffic

Police closed the A259 on the approach to Camber Sands (pictured this week) because of the sheer volume of traffic

Camber Sands was also gridlocked yesterday after ‘thousands of cars’ descended on the area and overwhelmed the car parks.

Pictures taken from the scene yesterday showed cars stacked up along the narrow roads with nowhere to move.

The huge demand has left Rother District Council concerned that emergency services would be delayed to the area in the event of an accident.

Officers in Rother are in attendance at Camber Sands and have pleaded with people to not come to the area.

It is the second day running that huge crowds of people have flocked to Camber Sands in the hot weather, enforcing closures.

A council spokesman said yesterday: ‘On the hottest day of the year so far, we have again seen a huge number of people heading to the beach which led to all three car parks and the overflow field being closed at 1pm.

‘This resulted in gridlock with thousands of cars queuing for hours with nowhere to go – despite signs on the main roads advising people car parks are full.’

Thrill-seeker risks his life by jumping 200ft off the top of Durdle Door just three weeks after three men were seriously injured doing exactly the same

This is the moment a thrill-seeker today risked his life by jumping 200ft off the top of Durdle Door just three weeks after three men were seriously injured doing the same thing.

The young man dressed only in swimming shorts ignored warning signs and a safety fence to climb bare-foot to the top of the rocky arch on the Dorset coast.

He then flung himself off the top and plummeted with his arms outstretched before landing awkwardly in the water on his back. The impact caused a sickening smack and a huge splash.

The man jumps from the top of Durdle Door in to the sea below on the Dorset coast

The man jumps from the top of Durdle Door in to the sea below on the Dorset coast

Moments before, the man scrambles along the knife edge ridge to get on top of Durdle Door to make the jump

Moments before, the man scrambles along the knife edge ridge to get on top of Durdle Door to make the jump

Incredibly, the daredevil returned to the surface and swam back to the beach seemingly unscathed. The incident came three weeks after three tombstoners were hospitalised after carrying out the same stunt.

On that occasion one man who was recovered from the sea had stopped breathing and had to be resuscitated. He was rushed to hospital in a critical condition.

A second man suffered serious back injuries in the fall and spent three days in hospital while the third man suffered a suspected broken leg.

A man who witnessed today’s jump said: ‘I couldn’t believe somebody was foolish enough to do it again. It was early in the day and there weren’t that many people on the beach. I spotted him start to climb the rocks to get to the top.

The young man dressed only in swimming shorts ignored warning signs and a safety fence to climb bare-foot to the top of the rocky arch

The young man dressed only in swimming shorts ignored warning signs and a safety fence to climb bare-foot to the top of the rocky arch

‘He must have been very determined because he didn’t have any trainers on or anything. Then when he got to the top he jumped without any hesitation.

‘He landed really awkwardly on his back and it made a sickening sound when he hit the water. He was very lucky not to have been badly injured or even killed, but then you don’t know if he suffered any internal injuries.’

Although tombstoning off the iconic archway at the heart of the Jurassic Coast is not allowed. there is nothing to stop people from doing so.

Coastguards have issued numerous warnings against doing so, not least as there are submerged rocks beneath the door.



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