At least four people have died due to bad weather conditions in the UK in recent days. The deaths occurred as the Met Office issued severe weather warnings for winds on Saturday, 20 August.

A 37-year-old woman and her seven-year-old son died after getting into difficulty in the sea in Aberdeen, Scotland, on 20 August.

The two were spotted by a mother and her two children, who were playing Pokemon Go near the Aberdeen beach, the Mirror reported.

The woman immediately alerted the police, but the mother and son died at the hospital following a failed rescued operation.

It is believed a 13-year-old boy, a 25-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man were also rescued and are still being treated in hospital.

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon paid tribute to the woman and her child. "Tragic, heartbreaking news. My thoughts are with all those involved," she said.

Chief Inspector Stewart Mackie said: "This is a very tragic incident which has resulted in a woman and young boy sadly losing their lives – it will undoubtedly bring shock and sadness to the entire city of Aberdeen and further afield.

"Given the recent weather conditions we'd urge members of the public to take care, especially when near coastal or beach areas."

Earlier this week, a windsurfer in his 60s also died off the coast of Essex and another man drowned in Newquay, Cornwall.

Although thunderstorms and flooding have battered parts of England, the adverse weather conditions are expected to end as the Met Office has predicted that temperatures will rise again on 23 August with highs of 26C.

The Met Office said: "Temperatures will probably become very warm in the south, but will be closer to average in the north-west. Through Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, the fine weather will most likely spread north, but to a certain extent, as north-western parts may continue to see rain or showers."