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UK Weather: Hottest Temperature Of Year On Record As Brits Enjoy Holiday Sunshine | UK News

The UK has recorded its hottest temperature of the year so far, with Kinloss in the north of Scotland hitting 24.6 ° C (76.3 ° F) this afternoon.

The Met Office said it broke the previous record, set on March 30, when Kew Gardens in London hit 24.5 ° C.

The holiday heat comes after two glorious days weather in most of the country.

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Britain gets more sun

People enjoying the warm weather at Dovedale in the Peak District
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It was a glorious day in Dovedale in the Peak District

People flocked to parks, beaches, pubs and restaurants to soak up the sun after the recent easing of coronavirus restrictions.

This marks a welcome change from recent weeks – May was the fourth wettest on record for the UK and the wettest on record for Wales.

The Coast Guard previously urged people to stay safe as many people headed for the sea, lakes and rivers.

Met Office forecasters said low cloud and haze in areas of the east coast would make it cooler than the rest of the country, with temperatures ranging between 12 ° C (53.6 ° F) and 16 ° C (60.8 ° F).

Wednesday could be even hotter – with 27 ° C (80.6 ° F) possible, before cooler air enters.

There could also be thunderstorms on the way for some later in the week.

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The latest weather forecast

Met Office meteorologist Becky Mitchell said the southwest would likely be the first to experience storms, arriving perhaps as early as Wednesday before soaking the southeast on Friday.

She added: “There is still a lot of uncertainty but with the hot and humid weather that we have, we have the key ingredients for thunderstorms.”

While summer is just beginning, there is still plenty of time for the temperatures to rise further and perhaps approach the …

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This notice was published: 2021-05-31 10:52:00

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