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In pictures: Britons enjoy the sun on first day of summer

Much of the country basked in balmy temperatures on the first meteorological day of summer.

People across the UK basked in warm temperatures again on Tuesday as the first meteorological day of summer brought bright sunshine.

Forecasters said temperatures could rise to as high as 27C as people enjoyed newly-restored freedoms following the lifting of many lockdown restrictions.

People enjoy the warm weather at Durdle Door
People enjoy the warm weather at Durdle Door in Dorset (Andrew Matthews/PA)
A group of friends enjoy the hot weather with a game of volleyball
Friends play volleyball in the sea at Durdle Door (Andrew Matthews/PA)
People walk by Centenary Square in Birmingham
People walk by Centenary Square in Birmingham (Jacob King/PA)
Three-year-old German vizsla Willow joins swimmers
Three-year-old German vizsla Willow joined swimmers to cool off in the water during the hot weather at Warleigh Weir, Bath (Ben Birchall/PA)
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Taking the plunge at Warleigh Weir, Bath (Ben Birchall/PA)

The Met Office said the best of the weather may be yet to come, with temperatures expected to peak on Wednesday in many areas of the UK.

Swimmers enjoy the hot weather
Swimmers enjoy the hot weather (Ben Birchall/PA)
A person paddleboards with their dog in the sea near to Durdle Door
A man paddleboards with his dog (Andrew Matthews/PA)
People row boats underneath the Knaresborough Viaduct
Rowing underneath the Knaresborough Viaduct on the River Nidd in North Yorkshire (Danny Lawson/PA)
A boat on the River Nidd in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
A boat on the River Nidd in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire (Danny Lawson/PA)
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A busy beach at Margate in Kent (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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