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Day: May 20, 2020

Madness! Brits flock to beaches
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Madness! Brits flock to beaches

    Thousands of locked-down Britons are cramming onto packed beaches to bask in 82F (28C) sunshine on the hottest day of the year so far today, before rain and thunderstorms are set to hit the nation tomorrow. Sunbathers made the most of their new-found freedom following the easing of lockdown restrictions as London's St James's Park saw a high of 79.16F (26.2C) on Tuesday – beating 2020's previous top temperature of 78.8F (26C) set last month. The sunshine is set to continue for most of the UK on Wednesday, with the mercury expected to hit 82F (28C). Pictures of residents and tourists flocking to beaches in Southend, Bournemouth, Margate and Brighton sparked backlash, with one man saying: 'It's madness, it's like everyone's forgotten about coronavirus.' But despite ...