Sun-lovers have flocked to Southend seafront in a bid to make the most of the sizzling temperatures.
Hundreds of families are pitched up on Southend’s beaches as they soak in the sun.
Residents ahve been urged to keep a safe distance from others amid the coronavirus pandemic, and avoid crowded places.
Mixed reports on social media suggest that beach-goers are doing their best to social distance, but it is becoming increasingly difficult due to the number of people on the beaches.
The sunshine is likely to be replaced by heavy rain and thunderstorms in many places later this evening and tomorrow, leaving residents attempting to make the most of the sun while they can.
Busy – sunseekers have flocked to the beach
Blues skies – Southend seafront is very busy today