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A woman runs through a fountain at the Southbank in London, Thursday, July 18, 2013. Britain continues to bask in hot weather Thursday with temperatures in London peaking at 26 Celcius/79 Fahrenheit. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

This past winter felt particularly long in some parts of the U.S. The warm weather has finally arrived, and soon enough it will seem brutally hot. For those of you who think Britain is immune to the high temperatures that accompany the summer months, take a look at the below snapshot of Britons determined to beat the heat:

A woman runs through a fountain at the Southbank in London, Thursday, July 18, 2013. Britain continues to bask in hot weather Thursday with temperatures in London peaking at 26 Celcius/79 Fahrenheit. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
A woman cools off by running through a fountain at the Southbank in London. (AP/Sang Tan)
People enjoy the beach in Hastings, England, Thursday, July 2, 2009. Parts of England continued to maintain hot and humid conditions until Friday as the Met Office raised its heatwave alert level in parts of England. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
People run and play at a beach in Hastings, England. (AP/Sang Tan)
People enjoy the weather during lunch time at a park in central London, Thursday, May 24, 2012. The UK basked in the hottest day of the year as temperatures reached almost 28C Thursday.  (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Hat? Check. Ice cream? Check. This guy knows what he’s doing, spotted at a park in central London. (AP/Lefteris Pitarakis)
A man reads a book as a bus passes over Westminster Bridge with the former County Hall in the background in London, Wednesday, May 23, 2012.  Britain's met office has forecast temperatures of 27 degrees Celsius (80 Fahrenheit) in London Wednesday, making it the hottest day the capital has experienced so far this year.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
A businessman takes a leisurely break in the shade, across from Westminster Bridge in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
A man shades his head in bushes as he relaxes by Trafalgar Square, during a hot weather spell in London, Wednesday June 24, 2009. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
This lunch-goer hasn’t quite mastered the use of shade, as seen in Trafalgar Square in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Autumnal fallen leaves lie on the ground as Wagner Pereira from Brazil relaxes on a hammock during unseasonal hot weather on Hampstead Heath in London, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011.  Britain's Met Office said Tuesday many places in the country can expect unbroken sunshine for the rest of the week with maximum temperatures around ten degrees above normal for late September.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
A not-so-shy man relaxes on a hammock in Hampstead Heath in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Summer weather May 19th. An artist does some painting in the hot weather in Durham on the banks of the River Wear. Picture date: Monday May 19, 2014. See PA story WEATHER Hot. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire URN:19868492
An artist, clad in black, isn’t fazed by the weather in Durham, England, painting the banks of the River Wear. (Owen Humphreys/PA/AP)
Summer weather May 19th. People enjoy the hot weather in Durham on the River Wear. Picture date: Monday May 19, 2014. See PA story WEATHER Hot. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire URN:19868490
These folks were inspired to grab a boat and get on the River Wear. (Owen Humphreys/PA/AP)
Spring weather May 18th. A woman carrying a paddle board across Hove beach, East Sussex is silhouetted in the spring sunshine. Picture date: Sunday May 18, 2014. See PA story WEATHER Hot. Photo credit should read: James Boardman/PA Wire URN:19852788
A woman carrying a paddleboard across Hove beach in East Sussex, England, enjoys the coastal breeze. (James Boardman/PA/AP)
Summer weather July 19th. People enjoying the urban beach 'Nottingham Riviera' at Nottingham's city centre Market Square. Picture date: Friday July 19, 2013. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire URN:17094582
Umbrellas are a must at the pop-up urban beach, the Nottingham Riviera, which runs for five weeks in Nottingham, England. (Rui Vieira/PA/AP)

How do you plan to beat the heat this summer?

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By Brigid Brown