In Pictures: Soaking up the sunshine as summer returns

Sun-seekers took full advantage as warm weather returned this weekend, following the washout that ushered in July for much of the country.

People enjoyed the sunny scenes in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, with crowds flocking to the town centre and taking boat trips.

Summer weather July 12th 2020
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Summer weather July 12th 2020
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Summer weather July 12th 2020
(Jacob King/PA)
Summer weather July 12th 2020
(Jacob King/PA)
Summer weather July 12th 2020
(Jacob King/PA)
Summer weather July 12th 2020
(Jacob King/PA)

Meanwhile, crowds took to the beach at Whitmore Bay in Barry Island, South Wales.

Summer weather July 12th 2020
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Summer weather July 12th 2020
(Coran Jones/PA)

Temperatures rose to 22C in Co Antrim and paddleboarding proved popular along the river Itchen in Hampshire.

Summer weather July 12th 2020
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Summer weather July 12th 2020
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