Sunseekers flock to beach as scorching hot weather sweeps Essex

Six months ago, Southend-on-Sea’s seafronts were abandoned.

Coronavirus and nasty weather were keeping people indoors, and the seafront along the south of Essex was practically deserted.

But it’s amazing what half a year can do.

The brilliant weather seen across Essex in recent days and seen thousands flock to the beach to truly appreciate the sun.

As shown in photos taken by the Daily Star, plenty of Essex residents and those travelling to the town for the day have stripped off and soaked in the sun.

Deckchairs were full of sunseekers enjoying the rays, Covid-safely of course, and pub gardens and terraces were packed with people enjoying the bright, sunny weather.

On the beach and in the water, people made the most of the early summer, with Southend-on-Sea, Essex, expected to become a popular staycation spot whilst overseas travel remains limited.

And if you’ve been unable to get time spare to enjoy the sun, there’s good news.

According to BBC Weather, temperatures don’t look to be dropping below 22C for the foreseeable future.

Temperatures look to peak at 25C tomorrow, and it’s unlikely that there’ll be a cloud in the sky.

On top of that good news, rain doesn’t look to be gracing Essex until at least Saturday, June 19.

So grab some rays whilst you can!

Here’s what Southend-on-Sea looked like today (Tuesday, June 8).

Essex Live