40 glorious pictures of people and pets enjoying sunshine in Portsmouth as summer weather sets in

Summer has returned to Portsmouth and its residents have been making the most of it.

After weeks of patchy weather – outbreaks of sunshine with rain showers mixed in – spells of uninterrupted warmer weather are finally scheduled for the Portsmouth area.

Old Portsmouth and Southsea seafront has been packed with people in recent days having ice creams, lounging on the beach and splashing in the sea. Temperatures reached the high 20sC across several days, peaking at 27C.

One of the most noticeable sites was Horatio the Hungarian Vizsla, a paddle boarding pooch who joined owner Jason West out in the sea. The Met Office predicts temperatures to stay in the low 20sC on Saturday – peaking at 21C – with long interrupted periods of sunshine. The forecaster predicts cloudier skies on Sunday, with similar temperatures. Here are 40 pictures from the summer so far.

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