London news Fears beaches near London becoming 'unmanageable' due to huge crowds Uk news
MetiNews.Com - Concerns about how sunseekers will keep to social-distancing measures.
Breaking News ! There are concerns the huge numbers of people heading to beaches near London is becoming "unmanageable" to control with growing fears about the safety of people who go into the sea. The Coastguard dealt with more than 300 incidents of people getting into trouble in the water on Friday, July 31 alone - its busiest day in more than four years. As daytrippers flocked to beaches within easy reach of London on Friday it sparked concern about how sunseekers would keep to social-distancing measures. And this concern is continuing into the weekend. The Met Office said temperatures will be closer to average on Saturday, but it will still be pretty warm in the South East. Met Office forecaster Simon Partridge said "the weekend is going to be pretty good", and added: "Both days are going to be mostly dry across the UK with sunny spells and some showers at times that may be out to the north and the west of the country." Temperatures in the South East on Saturday could reach 26C or 27C and it could feel a little bit fresher with highs of 23C or 24C on Sunday.
. Leader of the council Rick Everitt said: "Early on, it became clear that they were going to reach levels of which we were concerned about." Authorities expressed concern about keeping tourists safe in the water, as well as the potential spread of Covid-19 and maintaining social distancing. "The RNLI only have a certain capacity," Mr Everitt said. "They're on seven Thanet beaches this summer, which is slightly fewer than usual, and they're doing a great job where they are but they don't have unlimited resources to deal with people in the water. "If you have too many people on the beach, it just becomes unmanageable from that point of view."
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