In Pictures: Sun, sea and surfing as temperatures soar

Britons are basking in a spell of hot weather, mirroring the heatwave blasting much of Europe.

A woman enjoys the cool sea water in the sunshine on the beach in Bournemouth, Dorset
Beach-goers enjoyed the cool sea water in the sunshine in Bournemouth, Dorset (Steve Parsons/PA)
People enjoy the sunshine on the beach in Bournemouth, Dorset (
The deckchairs were out in force as people flocked to the seaside (Steve Parsons/PA)
People enjoy the sunshine on the beach in Bournemouth, Dorset
Beaches were a big draw for people looking to enjoy the warm weather (Steve Parsons/PA)
People enjoy the sunshine on the beach in Bournemouth, Dorset
Some dusted off their colourful inflatables for a dip in the sea (Steve Parsons/PA)
Festival goers in the hot weather on the third day of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset
Away from the beach, there was no sign of mud at Glastonbury Festival in Somerset for once (Yui Mok/PA)
Festival-going sisters Hanna (bottom) and Emma Ahlberg sunbathe in the hot weather on the third day of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset
Festival-goers enjoyed a spot of sunbathing at Worthy Farm (Yui Mok/PA)
A festival goer carrying a large umbrella in the hot weather on the third day of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset
But finding shade was the order of the day for others (Yui Mok/PA)
Lifeguards at the Glastonbury by the Sea attraction on the third day of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset
Lifeguards were on hand at the Glastonbury By The Sea attraction (Aaron Chown/PA)
People look over the edge of the pier at the Glastonbury by the Sea attraction on the third day of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset
These festival-goers went old school with their headwear (Aaron Chown/PA)
Festival goers in the hot weather on the third day of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset
Umbrellas at Glastonbury are usually for the rain – but not this time! (Yui Mok/PA)
The crowd watching The Other Stage on the third day of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset
The sun was beating down on the crowds gathered at The Other Stage (Aaron Chown/PA)
A boy jumps into the Mediterranean Sea in Marseille, southern France. France and other nations battle a record-setting heat wave baking much of Europe. The French national weather service activated its highest-level heat danger alert for the first time, putting four regions around Marseille and Montpellier in the south of the country under special watch Friday
A record-setting heatwave is baking much of Europe, including Marseille in France (Claude Paris/AP)
A dog jumps into the Canal de l’Ourcq in Paris, Friday, June 28, 2019. Schools are spraying kids with water and nursing homes are equipping the elderly with hydration sensors as France and other nations battle a record-setting heat wave baking much of Europe
People and animals – like this dog at the Canal de l’Ourcq in Paris – are trying to keep cool (Lewis Joly/AP)
Children dive into the Mediterranean Sea in Marseille, southern France
The French national weather service has activated its highest-level heat danger alert for the first time (Claude Paris/AP)
A grasshopper sits on a sunflower in Rheinau, Germany
In Germany, a grasshopper sits on a sunflower in Rheinau (Patrick Seeger/dpa via AP)
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