In Pictures: Cooling down as temperatures rise

Early cloud made way for another scorching summer’s day for much of the UK.

The Met Office said a reading of 30.8C was taken in Charlwood, Surrey, on Saturday morning – making it the hottest day recorded so far in 2019.

With the mercury tipped to rise as high as 34C, beaches and swimming pools became busy with those looking for a way to cool down.

For those stuck inland – including the thousands at the Glastonbury Festival in Somerset – shade was at a premium as queues grew at free water stations.

Summer weather June 29th 2019
By mid-morning beaches around the UK were already packed (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Summer weather June 29th 2019
The chance to paddle in the sea was a welcome relief for many (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Summer weather June 29th 2019
Others opted to take to the calmer waters of an outdoor swimming pool (Jacob King/PA)
Summer weather June 29th 2019
The slide at the Chipping Norton lido was a big draw in Oxfordshire … (Jacob King/PA)
Summer weather June 29th 2019
… with swimmers taking the plunge to cool down (Jacob King/PA)
Glastonbury Festival 2019 – Day 4
A music fan at Glastonbury had plenty of umbrellas on hand to shelter when the sun got too much (Yui Mok/PA)
Summer weather June 29th 2019
The beach at Southend was also popular (Nick Ansell/PA)
Summer weather June 29th 2019
People took part in a beach netball tournament at Boscombe in Bournemouth (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Glastonbury Festival 2019 – Day 4
Queues at a water refill station at Glastonbury after single-use plastic bottles were banned from the festival site (Yui Mok/PA)
Pakistan v Afghanistan – ICC Cricket World Cup – Group Stage – Headingley
One Pakistan fan at the Cricket World Cup group stage match in Leeds wore some suitable sunglasses (Nigel French/PA)
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