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In pictures: Hottest day of 2018... so far

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image captionSwimmers cool off in the water at Warleigh Weir, near Claverton outside Bath. Temperatures reached 31.9C in Porthmadog, north-west Wales, making it the hottest day of the year so far.
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image captionThe Met Office warns temperatures are still rising, so the record could be broken within the next 24 hours.
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image captionThese black-capped squirrel monkeys at London Zoo enjoyed trying to stay cool.
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image captionThat's ice! The hot weather is forecast to continue into the weekend.
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image captionThis young lowland gorilla was also given an iced treat.
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image captionThe iced treats contain nuts and berries.
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image captionKayakers also enjoyed the hot weather at Portobello beach in Edinburgh.
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image captionNorman the puggle looks in a muddle as he takes a dip at Portobello beach.
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image captionBeachgoers sizzle in the sunshine at Porthmeor Beach in St Ives.
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image captionIt's definitely time for the suncream

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