In pictures: Britain bakes in high summer temperatures

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Britain has basked in warm temperatures as the heatwave continues.

Despite fine weather up and down the country, the Met Office issued a weather warning for thunderstorms - the first such advisory since the service was introduced.

Forecasters said storms may develop and bring torrential rain, hail and lightning to places in south-west England and Wales on Sunday. The yellow warning runs from 6am to 10pm, while the heatwave is set to continue for the rest of the week.

Summer boaters
Summer boaters
Sunbathers in London
Sunbathers in London
People on a zip line
People on a zip line
People sit beneath palm trees
People sit beneath palm trees
People on the beach at Bournemouth
People on the beach at Bournemouth
Competitors at the Oxenhope Straw Race
Competitors at the Oxenhope Straw Race
Two race competitors dressed as Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un
Two race competitors dressed as Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un
A man pours water on his head
A man pours water on his head
Paddleboarders
Paddleboarders