Fun in the sun: Poolies headed for the coast to escape the heat./Photo: Stu Norton

13 pictures of people trying to stay cool at Seaton Carew amid record breaking temperatures

Poolies headed to the coast to try to keep the heat at bay.

Tuesday, 19th July 2022, 4:30 pm

People opted for ice lollies, ice cream and, of course, a dip in the sea – as temperatures reached the mid 30s in Hartlepool on Tuesday afternoon.

It has been a day of record breaking heat, as the Mercury topped 40°C for the first time in the UK, according to provisional figures from the Met Office.

Our photographer Stu Norton braved the scorching weather to capture how Poolies coped with the heat. See his photos in our gallery below.

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