PHOTOS: Sun shines on revellers in ‘hottest ever’ Notting Hill Carnival

A reveller takes part in the Notting Hill Carnival in London, Britain August 26, 2019.(Photo: Toby Melville/Reuters)

Revellers are basking in the sunshine as Notting Hill Carnival continues on the hottest summer Bank Holiday ever.

Music filled the streets in west London for a second day, as people piled out to mark the long-standing celebration of Caribbean heritage in the capital.

Drummers paraded their way through the hottest August Bank Holiday Monday since records began, as temperatures climbed to 30C in London, and are expected to keep rising throughout the day.

Some performers were armed with spray bottles filled with water, and stewards accompanying the bands handed out bottles of water to dancers decked out in colourful feathers.

Despite the heat, paraders continued to enjoy the weekend.

Jordan Leigh, 29, led the drummers in the London School of Samba in the role of Rainha de Bateria, or Queen of the Drums.

A Brazilian dancing tradition, Ms Leigh called it an “honor” and “a dream come true” to be leading the band at her fifth Notting Hill Carnival.

Onlookers lined the streets as the floats passed through, and although some homes and businesses were boarded up, many had set-up stalls selling food and water on front steps.

Around one million people are expected in west London across the bank holiday weekend for the carnival, which has been running for more than 50 years.

Celebrations will continue long after the parade has finished, as after parties fill the roads around Notting Hill and Ladbroke Grove.

Costumed revellers perform in the parade during the Notting Hill Carnival in London, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. (Photo: Tim Ireland/AP)

Police have been granted extra search powers to stop and search people attending the street party.

A Section 60 order was put in place for the area of the carnival, the Metropolitan Police said.

Notting Hill Carnival gold commander Dave Musker said the order was granted because of “incidents of violence” across London in recent days.

He added: “I have not made this decision lightly but it is the police’s job to ensure the security of all those planning to attend this event.”

Almost 12,500 police officers and 1,000 stewards will be in place across the event to ensure a “safe and spectacular” festival.

Nearly 100 people had been arrested at the event as of 10pm on Sunday, Scotland Yard confirmed.

Of the 97 arrested, a dozen people were detained on suspicion of assaulting police, 41 on drugs offences, and nine for possession of an offensive weapon.

A 72 second silence will be held at 3pm on Monday in memory of those killed in the Grenfell Tower fire in June 2017.

The tower block is within half a mile of the parade route.

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Crowds on Ladbroke Grove take part in the parade during the Notting Hill Carnival in London, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. The carnival has been held every year since 1966 and one of the largest festival celebrations of its kind in Europe. (Photo: Tim Ireland/AP)
Revellers take part in the Notting Hill Carnival in London, Britain August 25, 2019. (Photo: Simon Dawson/Reuters)
Costumed revellers perform in the parade during the Notting Hill Carnival in London, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. The carnival has been held every year since 1966 and one of the largest festival celebrations of its kind in Europe. (Photo: Tim Ireland/AP)
A child reveller gestures at the Notting Hill Carnival in London, Britain August 25, 2019. (Photo: Simon Dawson/Reuters)
A paramedic joins dancers during the the Notting Hill Carnival in west London, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. (Photo: Aaron Chown/PA via AP)
Revellers take part in the Notting Hill Carnival in London, Britain August 25, 2019. (Photo: Simon Dawson/Reuters)
A reveller takes part in the Notting Hill Carnival in London, Britain August 25, 2019. (Photo: Simon Dawson/Reuters)
Costumed revellers perform in the parade during the Notting Hill Carnival in London, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. (Photo: Tim Ireland/AP)
A child reveller dances, holding the Jamaican flag at the Notting Hill Carnival in London, Britain August 25, 2019. (Photo: Simon Dawson/Reuters)
Revellers take part in the Notting Hill Carnival in London, Britain August 25, 2019. (Photo: Simon Dawson/Reuters)
Revellers take part in the Notting Hill Carnival in London, Britain August 26, 2019. (Photo: Toby Melville/Reuters)
A reveller takes part in the Notting Hill Carnival in London, Britain August 26, 2019. (Photo: Toby Melville/Reuters)
Revellers take part in the Notting Hill Carnival in London, Britain August 26, 2019. (Photo: Toby Melville/Reuters)
Revellers take part in the Notting Hill Carnival in London, Britain August 26, 2019. (Photo: Toby Melville/Reuters)
Revellers take part in the Notting Hill Carnival in London, Britain August 26, 2019. (Photo: Toby Melville/Reuters)
Revellers play drums as they take part in the Notting Hill Carnival in London, Britain August 26, 2019. (Photo: Toby Melville/Reuters)

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