A Skinny Dipper made the most of 24C sunshine this afternoon before widespread heavy rain, flooding and power outages.
Starkers swimmers made a splash before severe weather floods ravaged Britain yesterday, while fellow beach-goers packed the sand to soak up the final rays.
The man was one of many enjoying a Saturday on the coast during the last blast of summer.
Crowds flocked to Pebbles in Brighton, East Sussex, while others went for a dip in Bournemouth, Dorset.
Temperatures are set to reach a high of 24C in the Southeast today, making it even hotter than Porto, Portugal, where it will struggle to surpass 21C.
This rain will be even warmer than 22C in Bilbao, Spain, before feeling more autumn tomorrow during September’s torrent.
The Meteorological Department has warned that there is a possibility of rain on Sunday as two inches of rain is going to fall “in a short time”.
Yellow weather warnings continue for the eastern part of the country, with “heavy rain” approaching.
There is a risk of local flooding and travel disruptions, as well as power cuts and loss of other services for some homes and businesses.
A weather forecaster said: “A band of rain and heavy, thunderstorms will gradually move eastwards from Sunday and move slowly over the highlighted area later in the day.
“Where these showers are slow-moving, 30 to 40 mm of rain can fall in a relatively short period of time, flooding surface waters and disrupting transport.”
Weather warnings are in effect for much of eastern England, as far as Newcastle reaching the south coast.
Meteorological Office forecaster Alex Deakin said, “The main three elements of the weather will be fog conditions in the morning, some heavy rain around – in fact, some big rain is likely, but by no means all – and something warm around.” There will be sunshine too.
“Basically, we are expecting a higher chance of seeing some more clouds and some heavy rain on Sunday.
“Some big rain is possible. There could be a lot of rain in a relatively short period of time.”
However, there is a possibility that the glow may return next week.
Temperatures have been significantly warmer than normal for the first half of September, about three degrees above the month’s long-term average.
And it could continue with expected “fine” conditions and “sunny sunshine” from Monday.
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