A total of 972 people crossed the Channel in 22 boats on Saturday, according to MoD figures. This brings the total number of migrants crossing in 2022 to 40,885 dwarfing the 2021 number.
In all of 2021, 28,561 people made the dangerous crossing, in 2020 there were just over 8,000 arrivals by small boat.
Two weeks of bad weather in the Channel saw a dip in crossings, however as mild weather returned Saturday, crossings resumed.
The weather helped to allow the Home Office to reduce the number of migrants at the overcrowded processing centre in Manston, Kent.
It was estimated that at one point there were around 4,000 migrants housed at the centre meant for just 1,600.
Patrols off of the French coast have so far failed to prevent the surge in crossings.
The news comes as footage emerged yesterday which appeared to show lifejacket-clad migrants in France clashing with French police.
The footage appeared to show migrants throwing sticks and other debris at police who appeared to deploy pepper spray towards the crowd.
GB News home and security editor Mark White suggested that people smuggling gangs were preparing a “mass launch” of small boats to make up for time lost due to the rough weather.
More to follow.