Spring weather May 7th 2018

London Burning: Record Temperatures Hit the UK

Londoners sought relief from record-breaking heat in city's famed Hyde Park.

Britons swarmed parks and beaches across the UK on May 7, as the country's early May bank holiday closed out with the highest temperatures on record. According to the BBC, a high of 28.7 Celsius (around 85 degrees Fahrenheit) was reported in west London on Monday, marking the highly specific "hottest day over the Early May Bank Holiday weekend since the holiday was introduced in 1978." In London's Hyde Park, meanwhile, people and critters sought relief from the torrid mid-spring temps.

Dog Days Yui Mok - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images Dog Days Mash Nas with her 2-year-old Pomeranian, Kookie, in Hyde Park, London, May 7, 2018. Burn Notice Yui Mok - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images Burn Notice A couple relaxes in a boat, Hyde Park, London, May 7, 2018. Paws That Refreshes Yui Mok - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images Paws That Refreshes Dogs play in the water on the banks of the Serpentine in Hyde Park, London, May 7, 2018. Floating on the Serpentine Yui Mok - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images Floating on the Serpentine Hot and Happy Yui Mok - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images Hot and Happy The heat was record-breaking, but clearly some Londoners -- like Grainne Gallanagh (left) and Ruth Chalke -- were perfectly happy to soak it in.