In Pictures: UK swelters for one day only

Temparatures have soared across the UK as the nation enjoyed a one-day heatwave. Many people headed to the seaside before a weather front brings in another spell of cooler weather.

Barry Island in Wales was a popular spot for sunbathing

Coronavirus – Fri Jul 31, 2020
(Ben Birchall/PA)
Coronavirus – Fri Jul 31, 2020
(Ben Birchall/PA)
Coronavirus – Fri Jul 31, 2020
(Ben Birchall/PA)

Visitors to Cambridge loved messing about on the river

Summer weather July 31st 2020
(Joe Giddens/PA)
Summer weather July 31st 2020
(Joe Giddens/PA)
Summer weather July 31st 2020
(Joe Giddens/PA)

There were lots of people enjoying the sunshine in Blackpool

Summer weather July 31st 2020
Peter Byrne (PA)
Summer weather July 31st 2020
(Peter Byrne/PA)
Summer weather July 31st 2020
(Peter Byrne/PA)

The sunlight made nature shine in some parts of the country

Summer weather July 31st 2020
Early morning light over a field of thistles in Orston, Nottinghamshire (Neil Squires/PA)
Summer weather July 31st 2020
Sunrise over Kilvington Lakes in the Vale of Belvoir, Leicestershire (Neil Squires/PA)
Summer weather July 31st 2020
(Tom Leese)
Summer weather July 31st 2020
(Tom Leese/PA)
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