Hundreds enjoy the sunshine in town

Isaac Foster pictured at Seaton Carew
Isaac Foster pictured at Seaton Carew

FAMILIES flocked to the beach in their droves as Hartlepool enjoyed one of the hottest days of the year so far.

Scores of sun-seekers descended on Seaton Carew to soak up the rays as temperatures soared to 22 degrees Celsius.

The glorious weather saw temperatures in Hartlepool and east Durham rivalling those on the Costa del Sol, with Malaga peaking at 23.

Things were set to continue hotting up today with temperatures around the high teens, though cooling down to around the 11 degrees mark over the weekend.