The number of migrants crossing the Channel into the UK is believed to have topped 40,000 as dozens arrived on Saturday.
The provisional total of arrivals for 2022 was 39,913 before the weekend, with new crossings likely to take another step.
Border Force officials could be seen bringing groups of people ashore in Dover, Kent on Saturday, marking the first arrivals since October 31, following a spell of bad weather.
Dozens were pictured outside treatment centres, including a young child wrapped in a blanket.
The crossings started early in the morning and continued throughout the day.
Official figures are expected to be released by the Ministry of Defense on Sunday.
It comes after two councils lost bids for High Court injunctions to stop hotels from hosting asylum seekers.
East Riding of Yorkshire council asked the High Court to uphold an interim injunction preventing migrants from being accommodated at the Humber View Hotel in Hull, which was granted after being contacted by the Home Office with a proposal for using the site.
Ipswich Borough Council has also sought an extension to an interim injunction to stop new asylum seekers being placed at the four-star Novotel hotel in Ipswich town centre, where 72 people were already staying hosted.
In a ruling released Friday afternoon, Judge Holgate declined to extend the injunctions.
This followed a failed bid by Stoke-on-Trent City Council on November 2 to uphold an interim injunction preventing migrants from being accommodated in the 88-room North Stafford Hotel near the city’s train station.
The number of people reaching the UK in small boats from France after navigating busy shipping lanes has risen steadily in recent years.
August 22 saw the highest daily total on record, with 1,295 people crossing in 27 boats.
Some 299 were detected in 2018, followed by 1,843 in 2019 and 8,466 in 2020, according to official figures.
Despite their growing numbers, small boat arrivals represent only a fraction of the number of people traveling to mainland Europe.
Data from the UN refugee agency shows that at least 120,441 people arrived in Europe via the Mediterranean by land and sea last year.