Beach-goers appear to be staying away from the seafront this weekend, as the cloudy weather keeps people at bay.

Earlier this week Southend seafront was rammed with thousands of visitors, sunbathers and families as temperatures scorched to highs of 27 degrees.

Today the borough’s shoreline is nowhere near as crowded, with less venturing out as temperatures plummet to 16 degrees.

Many expressed their outrage at the number of people visiting the seafront during the week with the hopes of making the most of the sun, with lockdown restrictions only being slightly eased.

Among them was medical expert Dr Hilary Jones, who slammed visitors for “making a mockery” of restrictions to stop the coronavirus spread in his Good Morning Britain interview on Thursday.

Tomorrow will see slightly higher temperatures in the area, reaching highs of 21 degrees.