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US News Sun-day sets record for England's hottest day of year so far

21:55  08 july  2018
21:55  08 july  2018 Source:   news.sky.com

Hot Scots! Why June was warmest ever

  Hot Scots! Why June was warmest ever Last month saw the hottest temperature ever recorded in Scotland and was the driest June on record in parts of England. Some areas received only 6% of expected rainfall, with Middlesex getting just 0.7mm, Essex 1.7mm and Dorset 2mm.A temperature of 33.2C was recorded in Motherwell, Scotland, on June 28 - comfortably breaking the 32.9C set in August 2003 at Greycook, on the borders.

Saturday saw England advance to the World Cup semi-finals, and Sunday hasn't disappointed either: it' s the hottest day of the year so far .

An ongoing heatwave brought record temperatures to parts of England over the weekend as thermometers recorded hottest day of the year so far .

Thousands of people have been enjoying the sunny weather in England © PA Thousands of people have been enjoying the sunny weather in England

Saturday saw England advance to the World Cup semi-finals, and Sunday hasn't disappointed either: it's the hottest day of the year so far.

The Met Office said the temperature in Gosport, Hampshire, reached 32.4C (90.3F) on Sunday - with most of Europe struggling to match this.

Thousands of people headed to beaches and parks across the UK to enjoy the delightful weekend weather, and the UK's longest heatwave in five years looks like it is here to stay.

Ron 'The Beach Captain' poses in his 'shower' sand sculpture on the banks of the River Thames in London © PA Ron 'The Beach Captain' poses in his 'shower' sand sculpture on the banks of the River Thames in London

Despite the sweltering heat England still has a while to go to beat a record 38.5C (101.3F) set in Faversham, Kent, in August 2003.

Dublin Weather: ANOTHER week of dry, sunny days - and maybe even more

  Dublin Weather: ANOTHER week of dry, sunny days - and maybe even more It just gets better and betterMet Eireann has confirmed that the forecast is for another week of warm, dry, sunny weather across the capital - with little chance of rain.

Temperatures may reach 25C in south-east, with warm weather spreading to other parts of UK.

Image: Sunday looks set to be the warmest day of the year so far for many of us. Most of England and Wales are set to continue basking in sunshine today, with the hottest day of the year expected in some parts of the country.

However, Monday is predicted to be the 16th consecutive day of temperatures over 28C.

Still basking in the glow of winning against Sweden in the World Cup on Saturday, England fans were a bit calmer on Sunday as they enjoyed the sun.

Beaches across the UK were jam-packed on Sunday © Getty Beaches across the UK were jam-packed on Sunday

There were scenes of excitement following the quarter-final - with crowds screaming, hugging and throwing their pints into the air.

Those who are struggling with the heat will be relieved to hear that it is expected to cool off a bit from Monday, with temperatures predicted to be in the mid-20s.

However, anyone hoping their garden will receive some much-needed rain may be disappointed. Most places are going to stay dry, although southern and eastern Britain may see an isolated shower or two.

Red-hot planet: All-time heat records have been set all over the world during the past week

  Red-hot planet: All-time heat records have been set all over the world during the past week From the normally mild summer climes of Ireland, Scotland and Canada to the scorching Middle East, numerous locations in the Northern Hemisphere have witnessed their hottest weather ever recorded over the past week.Large areas of heat pressure or heat domes scattered around the hemisphere led to the sweltering temperatures.

It' s only April but it' s going to feel like summer for the next couple of days , the National Weather Service said Monday. The current weather system has already broken records since moving in over the weekend. A daily temperature record was set at Santa Barbara Airport on Sunday when the

Today will be the hottest day of the year so far as the sweltering heatwave continues with temperatures soaring up to 33C. An amber level heatwave alert has been issued for western parts of England with temperatures soaring over the next few days .

People enjoy the beach in Margate, Kent © PA People enjoy the beach in Margate, Kent

Water companies are urging people to use water sparingly to avoid a potential hosepipe ban as they struggle to pump billions of extra litres to meet high demand.

Northern Ireland is into its second week of a hosepipe ban, with Ireland introducing one on Friday across the whole country.

Some parts of south-east England saw just 6% of expected rainfall in June, the Met Office's provisional figures reveal.

Sky's weather producer, Chris England, says temperatures are set to turn hotter again by the weekend.

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Heatwave leads to 134pc increase in sales of ice-cream, and 50pc increase in burger and hot dog buns .
Ice-cream sellers triumphed during the three-week heatwave, with more than one million 99s sold across the country.Instant barbecues and charcoal sales have also increased by 26pc compared to the same period last year, while fresh burgers and chicken have increased 65pc and 15pc respectively.

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