Britons in the UK have ignored lockout rules today to flock to parks, beaches and boardwalks as temperatures hit 75F (23C) on one of the hottest days of the year.
Despite calls from the government and warnings of heavy fines from police for breaking the lock rules, beaches were crowded across the country, with sunbathing and high temperatures.
Sunbathing is prohibited by police, who say people can only go out and visit the parks to practice while the coronavirus is shut down.
In directives issued earlier this month, police added that driving for an extended period of time with only short exercise is also prohibited, as is a short walk to a park bench, where the person remains seated for a period of time. much longer.
Recent sunny weekends have seen politicians, NHS staff and police begging the public to stay indoors if they are not exercising.
However, today’s hot weather seems to have sent the nation back to the beaches, with people happy to break the rules.
The hottest day of 2020 so far has been Good Friday when the mercury has reached a sizzling 78F (26C). The Met Office had thought the UK would hit similar highs today, but experts are now predicting that temperatures will just drop – although the sun is still strong enough to lure people out of their homes.
People flock to a lively promenade in Bournemouth one of the UK’s hottest days of the year as temperatures rise to 75F (23C)
The exercisers take a break and people sunbathe at Primrose Hill. People are allowed to take a break while exercising, but sunbathing is against UK lock restrictions
A couple sunbathe in St. James Park. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said if too many people broke the rules and sunbathed, the government could consider banning the exercise.
Londoners walking and resting on Primrose Hill
People relaxing on the beach in Dorset despite coronavirus lock restrictions only allowing people to go outside if they are exercising
The warm weather came from a bit of high level air that moved southward to the United Kingdom.
The Met Office has stated that although air can carry lifted dust, it is unlikely that there will be a major dust cloud as most of the air in the UK comes from a north-easterly direction. East.
Today is hot, dry and bright with mostly clear skies and a bit of wind and light clouds and tonight some clouds will develop north.
Tomorrow it will also feel warm and sunny with clouds over the eastern and central parts of the UK which are expected to recede north.
Although Saturday is also hot in many parts of the UK, temperatures will have cooled and winds will have risen Sunday for the showers expected on Monday.
Today is the beginning of warm, fine and dry weather with clear skies and light and warm sea breezes in the coastal areas.
The weather is due to high pressure around England and Ireland, currently warmed by light winds and clear skies.
The weather should decrease on Sunday and bring in cooler air and rain.
This summer’s summer will be spent in isolation due to the coronavirus that infected 134,639 people and killed 18,100 people.
The British are preparing for a summer at home, as it is not yet clear when people will be allowed out of isolation and social distance will no longer be necessary.
People keep a social distance from each other on the long walk in Windsor. Adhering to social distance means avoiding large crowds and keeping at least 2 meters between people
People sunbathe on Primrose Hill. Sunbathing is against coronavirus restrictions in the UK and people can be fined if they are found sunbathing instead of exercising outside
A woman sunbathes by the Thames in central London. Boris Johnson’s goal was to “turn the tide” on the virus in 12 weeks and the UK has been locked out since March 23, leaving the possibility of maintaining the social distancing restrictions until June
A woman sunbathing beside the RNLI lifeboat station next to the River Thames in central London
People walk their dogs and exercise in Weymouth, Dorset. If April temperatures continue this way, they will break the 2011 record 53F (11.8C) and become the warmest April since records started in 1659.
April’s highest average temperature is 53F (12C), making April the highest in the UK since 2011.
If April temperatures continue this way, they will break the 2011 record 53F (11.8C) and become the warmest April since records started in 1659.
The high pressure causing this weather has been reported from North Africa, which can affect air pollution levels.
Londoners do yoga and enjoy the warm weather at Battersea Park. Britons are allowed to go out once a day to exercise during the lockout
A runner enjoying his daily exercise in Poole in Dorset. The warm weather is due to the high pressure around England and Ireland, currently warmed by light winds and clear skies
The sun rises through the clouds of last night to shine on a clear, almost windless sky all day in the High Peak of Derbyshire
Warm sunset yesterday at Newhaven Harbor in Edinburgh. Yesterday’s temperatures have not quite reached today with the highest being 61F (21C)
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