A bin lorry sank into melted tarmac as Britain sweltered in some of the hottest temperatures of the year so far.
Thames Valley Police posted a photo of the HGV stuck in a road in Newbury, Berkshire, as the vehicle awaited recovery.
It has not been confirmed if hot weather caused the truck to sink into the ground, as temperatures sat around the 27C mark in Berkshire.
A crane was used to pull the vehicle out of the road and no binmen were reported to be injured.
Elsewhere, Tyne and Wear fire service was called out to Heaton, Newcastle, after a man got his leg stuck in soft melted tarmac in 24C temperatures on Thursday.
The fire brigade tweeted: “He stayed calm and called 999. Thankfully he was wearing his granddad’s @drmartens!”
The UK is enjoying a heatwave that forecasters predict will continue through most of July following a drier than usual June.
Temperatures could reach as high as 33C in parts of London and the South East on Friday, equalling the record for 2018 which was felt in Porthmadog, Wales, on 28 June.
The Met Office has recorded temperatures of 29C in London, while Manchester was slightly cooler at 25C.
Birmingham in the Midlands recorded a temperature of 26C, while parts of the North East were much cooler at 18C.
Sky News weather producer Joanna Robinson said: “There is only about a 30% chance of reaching 33C today.
“Then it cools off from the north next week, with highs in the south more like the mid-twenties by Wednesday.”
Met Office weather forecaster Emma Salter said: “There’s no let up in sight in terms of the dry weather and high temperatures through the week.
“It’s pretty much dry across the board and no sign of rain.”
She continued: “From Monday or Tuesday the really high temperatures will start to gradually come down, but it will still be in the high 20s so it will be ‘less hot’ rather than cooler.”
Ms Salter added that Scotland might see some rain in the coming days, but the rest of Britain is expected to stay dry until the middle of July.
She added: “There will be some rain perhaps, but then it looks quite settled again through the rest of the month.”
Storms had been predicted for Friday earlier in the week but Ms Salter said these were now looking “very unlikely” and had been removed from the forecast.
On Thursday, there were flash floods in Kent following a sudden downpour after a long stretch of scorching weather and uninterrupted sunshine.
The thunderstorm in Tunbridge Wells led to train and bus delays.