Lucky residents in Northumberland were out enjoying the sunny weather and soaring temperatures yesterday afternoon.
Gazette photographer Jane Coltman was out and about and captured these images at Alnmouth Beach and Carlisle Park in Morpeth.
The weather remains fine this morning, but thunderstorms are expected later today in the region.
A Met Office spokesman said: “Isolated, heavy and possibly severe thunderstorms are expected to develop late Wednesday afternoon across parts of Northern England and Southern Scotland.
“Some torrential downpours are possible leading to localised surface water flooding, with hail and frequent lightning also possible hazards. The public should be aware that there is a chance of some very localised significant disruption.
“By Wednesday, a hot and increasingly humid airmass is expected to be in situ across much of the UK. This airmass looks conducive to isolated thunderstorm development during the afternoon and into the evening.”