26th May 2020

In_pictures In pictures: UK bank holiday sunshine

In_pictures In pictures: UK bank holiday sunshine

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The bank holiday weekend has seen some mixed weather, but as the sun emerged, many in the UK took the opportunity to make the most of lockdown easing and take a day trip.

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Crowds flocked to the beach at Bournemouth, to enjoy the soaring temperatures on bank holiday Monday

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The RAC had suggested ahead of the weekend that nearly two-thirds of UK drivers did not intend to get into their car for leisure purposes over the bank holiday, with predictions it “could turn out to be the quietest on the motorways and major roads ever”

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With temperatures expected to reach 25C in London and the south east, many headed to the coast, such as Southend-on-Sea – and took a dip

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After Prime Minister Boris Johnson defended his chief aide, Dominic Cummings’, decision to travel to County Durham during lockdown, there were fears members of the public would take the government’s coronavirus message less seriously

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With the promise of lots of bank holiday sunshine, police across England continued to advise the public to adhere to guidelines and to #StayAlert

in_pictures Social distancing on Weymouth's Preston beach on 24 MayImage copyright
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Many people – like these in Weymouth – have enjoyed being outdoors over the long weekend but continue to abide by the government’s social distancing measures

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Beauty spots such as The Long Walk in Windsor were busy on Monday, but in many places fears that the public would flout government advice in the wake of the Cummings row did not appear to materialise

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Normally busy coastal hotspots in Wales, such as Porthcawl, have been quiet with the country still in full lockdown

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After nine weeks of lockdown, many have thrown themselves into all the fresh air and fun that a bank holiday has to offer

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