UK heatwave - in pictures

 

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The Independent Online

The UK is experiencing something of a heat wave with the capital hotter than Mumbai, Johannesburg and parts of the Bahamas.

Temperatures on the first day of July climbed to 36.7C at Heathrow in London – the hottest day in almost a decade – as throughout the UK Britons try and enjoy the sun.

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UK Temprature Reaches New 2003 High

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Lifeguards Chris Payne (L) and Nina Bassam keep watch on a hot Summer day at Brighton beach

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Sunbathers enjoy the hot weather on the beach in Brighton

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More revellers taking in the sun on Brighton beach

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A couple sunbathe on the promenade on a hot Summer day in Blackpool

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Londoner's take an early morning dip in the Serpentine

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The crowds at Wimbledon seek shelter from the heat under umbrellas

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A man relaxes in St. James Park in London

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The fan is a more necessary accessory at this year's Wimbledon than most

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It all got a bit too much for a few of those attending Wimbledon

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