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Brits pack parks and beaches to soak up 32C sunshine for fourth day before thunderstorms wash away weekend heatwave

BRITS packed out parks and beaches for the fourth day running as the heatwave continues with temperatures hitting 32C.

The beach at Lyme Regis was swarming with people as sun-lovers headed to the Dorset resort.

Mudeford sandbank, also in Dorset, saw crowds trying to make the most of the hot, sunny weather.

Parks up and down the country, such as Wimbledon Common, were also heaving with people making the most of the glorious, sunny weather.

Most of the country looks set to swelter today with temperatures set to hit a high of 32C.

It’s the fourth day running the mercury has passed the 30C mark with beaches crammed full of holidaymakers.

Friday was the hottest August day for 17 years, with the highest temperature recorded at 38.5C at Faversham in Kent.

On Saturday, Bournemouth council closed 20 of the resort’s 24 beaches over fears visitors, who created 15-mile tailbacks on roads in the area as they rushed to the coast, couldn’t safely socially distance.

And further west in Dorset, police turned furious drivers away from Durdle Door as roads in Lulworth shut because of the volume of visitors.

Top temperatures of 34.5C were recorded in Frittenden, Kent, Wiggonholt, West Sussex, and Herstmonceux, East Sussex.

People living in Devon and Cornwall were “furious” after thousands of tourists flocked to seaside towns.

Locals and business owners said Salcombe, known as “Chelsea-on-Sea”, was heaving and busier than ever before.

Beaches were once again crammed on Sunday as the temperature hit 32C with beaches at Brighton and Bournemouth drawing huge crowds.

However, things could change later today as the Met Office has issued a “danger to life” yellow warning for thunderstorms across the entire country.

Homes and businesses could be damaged by flooding, lightning and hailstones, forecasters warned.

“Torrential” rain is expected to hit many parts of the country with the warning in place for four days.

“Power cuts” and “other services to some homes and businesses could be lost,” it warned, adding that there is a chance that fast flowing or deep floodwater could pose a “danger to life.”

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