In pictures: North East sunseekers flock to coast and parks for Bank Holiday

Temperatures are predicted to reach 25C in parts of the UK later on Monday as people enjoy the long weekend and newly restored freedoms

Bank Holiday Monday is the warmest day of the year so far, with temperatures expected to continue to climb in parts of the UK.

People flocked to parks and beaches to enjoy the balmy conditions as 24.6C was recorded in Kinloss in Scotland on Monday, according to the Met Office.

Temperatures are predicted to reach 25C in parts of the UK later on Monday as people enjoy the long weekend and newly restored freedoms following the lifting of many lockdown restrictions.

The North East saw warm weather for the third day of the Bank Holiday weekend, with temperatures in Newcastle reaching 18°C.

Chronicle Live – Sunderland