Britain revels in hot weather

This was the scene on Brighton beach at the weekend as an Azores high brought a welcome break in the drab weather that has beset the country for so long.

Brighton beach July 2013

Brighton was a sea of bodies as the world and its pals made the most of high temperatures and strong sunshine.

Brighton beach July 2013

The sea was flat calm and bars and cafĂ©’s were packed out.

Brighton beach and Palace Pier July 2013