THE seafront was bathed in sunshine yesterday with clear blue skies and warm rays beating down on the beach.

Residents and visitors flocked to Brighton beach to enjoy the sunshine.

According to the Met Office, temperatures reached about 12C yesterday.

The good weather is expected to last until the end of today. Exactly a month ago yesterday, Sussex was basking in the heat as temperatures soared to nearly double the average for the time of year, reaching a staggering 18C, double February’s average of 9C.

Pictured are some giraffes enjoying the sun on Brighton beach made by Ocean Sole, a social enterprise that pays coastal communities to collect flip-flops in Kenya and other trash off the beaches. hey employ 90 artists full-time in Nairobi to turn them into sculptures. They are based in Lansdowne Place, Hove.