In Pictures: Here comes the sun – Brits get a head start on summer holidays

Sun-seekers took advantage of the quieter conditions on the coast before the summer holidays get into full swing this week across much of the country.

Surfers and sunbathers brushed off the Monday morning blues with a visit to the beach.

Summer weather July 16th 2019
Summer weather July 16th 2019
Summer weather July 16th 2019
Summer weather July 16th 2019
Summer weather July 16th 2019
Summer weather July 16th 2019
Summer weather July 16th 2019
Summer weather July 16th 2019
Summer weather July 16th 2019
Summer weather July 16th 2019
Summer weather July 16th 2019
Summer weather July 16th 2019

There were also sunny scenes in Herne Bay, Kent.

Summer weather July 16th 2019
Summer weather July 16th 2019
Summer weather July 16th 2019
Summer weather July 16th 2019
Summer weather July 16th 2019
Summer weather July 16th 2019