Britain basks in hot weather

Competitors are shielded from the sun during hot weather at the Paralympic World Cup in Manchester. Credit: AP Photo/Jon Super
Sunbathers enjoy the weather in St James's Park in London. Temperatures soared to 25 degrees Celsius in the capital. Credit: AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth
Ducklings walk amongst daises in St James's Park in London. Credit: AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth

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Hottest day of the year expected

The Met Office has predicted that today will top yesterday's scorcher and become the hottest day of the year with temperatures expected to reach 28C in some areas.