YESTERDAY was the warmest day of the year so far with temperatures in Bournemouth reaching a balmy 25C. 

Local weather enthusiast Jim Smith said he recorded 25.4C from his weather station in Springbourne.

Temperatures are set to drop as we enter the bank holiday, but they will rise again to the low 20s by early next week.

Local forecaster Bournemouth & Poole Weather said Saturday will be cooler and cloudier than recent days, before things turn sunnier and warmer through Sunday and Monday.

Temperatures on Saturday will be around 17C, but they will return to the low 20s by Monday.

According to the Met Office, Bournemouth is expected to see temperatures reach 24C next Tuesday and Wednesday.

People have flocked to the beach this week to make the most of the sunny weather.

As reported yesterday, BCP Council has urged local residents to go home if they get to the beach and it's "too busy"