These were the scenes in Preston this weekend as the heatwave is set to continue

It was the hottest day of the year so far, and Preston folk made the most of it.

Monday, 19th July 2021, 10:44 am
Melissa Littlechild and Ebony Gilmour have fun in the sun, pictured at Avenham Park, Preston.

We sent our photographer into the city to see how people were having fun in the sun.

Helen Tattersall with grandson Harrison Hughes, three, pictured at Avenham Park, Preston.
Olga Vigo and daughter Julie Vigo-Saunders find shade on a hot day

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Margarita and Liaqat Naqui with Rumyan, 14, centre, Qumarali, three, and Aliabbas, five, front right, pictured at Avenham Park, Preston.
Ashleigh Mills and Michelle Spence at The Continental, Preston.
Michael Dillon and Rebecca Yates enjoy the beer garden at The Continental
Nicola and Mark Humphrey enjoy the beer garden at The Continental
Brothers Greg and Matt Horsfall enjoy a beverage after cycling around Preston
The UK is expected to get even hotter with temperatures predicted to reach a sizzling 32C
Records were set in both England and Wales on Sunday, and the mercury is forecast to climb even higher on Monday.
Ezzy Renock with Lillie, eight, relaxing in the sun
John Osborne with Roman, eight, chill in the sun
Michelle Eccles, Jayden Eccles-Walton, four, Ehtan Killeen, six, and Julie Eccles, pictured at Avenham Park, Preston.
Wagner Silva with Sophia, three