The heatwave persuaded an extra number of Britons to holiday in their own country this summer, according to new figures.
The number of trips taken by Britons in the UK that included at least one overnight stay rose 9% in July 2013 compared with the same month last year, VisitEngland announced.
These holidaymakers spent £1.8 billion during the month of July 2013.
The VisitEngland survey showed 12% of those taking a staycation this July had changed their holiday plans as a result of the weather to spend more of their time in the UK.
Those aged 18-34 and families were more likely to have changed their plans because of the weather and over half of all holidaymakers (56%) in England enjoyed good weather this year.
Also, 17% said they were more likely to take a holiday in England next year because of the weather in 2013.
Minister for tourism Helen Grant said: "The domestic tourism sector has a big role to play in helping with the economic recovery so I am delighted that overnight holiday visits is up.
"England has such a diverse offer for holidays at home - from tranquil countryside and coastal towns to vibrant cities - and I will do all I can to help the industry continue to grow."
VisitEngland chief executive James Berresford said: "Clearly the 588 hours of sunshine this year has been a boost for domestic tourism.
"Operators have reported increased visitor numbers this year and are seeing positive forward bookings for autumn. With the 450th anniversary of the birth of Shakespeare, the Tour de France setting off from Yorkshire, as well as a whole host of exciting events, new attractions and hotel openings, I'm confident that the trend to holiday at home will go from strength to strength."
The VisitEngland figures were based on a survey of more than 1,000 Britons about their attitudes towards taking a break at home.