4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Vox Pop (Cardiff office worker)
"Well I think it's nice this weather, really beautiful, nice to get out in the sun for a while. It's not nice working indoors though, that's the only thing. (Muted Q: I expect you don't want to go back to work at all this afternoon.) "Well it's tempting. I might go and jump."
On Monday the U-K was enjoying a rare heatwave as temperatures in some places soared as high as 30 degrees Centigrade (86 degrees Fahrenheit).
The best of the sunshine was in Wales and England, although Scotland and Ireland were also warm.
In the Welsh capital Cardiff people spilled into parks like this one in the city centre, as the temperature rose to 27 (81 degrees Fahrenheit) degrees Centigrade, making it the hottest day there for 25 years.
But office workers were finding it hard having to spend the day inside and were happy to escape outside at lunchtime to enjoy the sunshine.
And on the Sussex coast, in south eastern England, sunworshippers flocked to Brighton's famous pebbly beaches.
The local council had to bring out hundreds of extra deck chairs to cope with the increased demand.
But it was in London that temperatures were the highest, hitting 30 (86 degrees Fahrenheit) degrees Centigrade.
Ice cream vans were doing a roaring trade and the capital's parks were teeming.
Temperatures were on a par with the hottest parts of Europe and managed to top Greece's 27 degrees Centigrade (81 degrees Fahrenheit).
But, unlike Greece, sunshine like this never lasts for long in Britain and rain is never far away.