Keeping cool in South Tyneside.

12 pictures as South Tyneside folk do their best to keep cool while temperatures soar

People in South Tyneside have been doing their best to keep cool while the UK saw its hottest temperatures on record.

Thermometers were above 30C for much of the day in the borough, with temperatures already in the high 20s before 9am – and it looks like we are in for a warm night too.

But while some hid in the shade, others were out to make the most of the sunshine.

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