In Pictures: Britain basks in sunshine as mercury set to hit 33C

A woman enjoys the sunshine in Green Park, central London (Victoria Jones/PA) Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

The summer sun shows no sign of slowing down as Britain braces for the hottest temperatures of the heatwave so far.

In London and the South East the mercury is expected to hit 33C as the country prepares for a weekend of Wimbledon, football fever and festivals.

Two women perform yoga exercises in a quiet shaded spot of the park Credit: Victoria Jones/PA
This couple decideded relaxing on the beach in Folkestone, Kent, was a better idea than yoga Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA
But Sheba Symonson was lucky enough to enjoy this beach hut all to herself Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA
Storms predicted earlier in the week were labelled ‘very unlikely’ and removed from the forecast Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA
Crowds also gathered at Whitby harbour ahead of this weekend’s Captain Cook Festival Credit: Danny Lawson/PA
Meanwhile at Wimbledon these spectators sported fruit patterned shirts for centre court Credit: Steve Paston/PA
The weather has been hitting the headlines for the past few weeks, but many Wimbledon spectators came prepared Credit: Steven Paston/PA
Even David Cameron sought his sunglasses for centre court’s royal box Credit: Steven Paston/PA
And those not in the good seats sat in the sunshine, watching the big screen on Murray Mound Credit: Philip Toscano/PA