Britons bask in post-election sunshine

BRITAIN is set to enjoy a spell of hot weather this week, with temperatures close to the UK’s hottest day of the year, thanks to warm tropical air coming in from North Africa. Temperatures are expected to reach as high as 24C, forecasts show, nearing the 25.6C reached last month. But the hot spell, which sunbathers at the Serpentine (above) enjoyed, is set to be short-lived.