Feeling the heat

The Met Office has recorded Hampton as being the hottest place in the UK for two days running, as well as breaking the record for the hottest day in the UK so far this year on both days.

The hot weather we’ve been experiencing over the past few days has been caused by high pressure bringing warm, humid air from the tropical Atlantic, and is expected to last until the end of the week.

32.1C was recorded at Hampton Water Works on Sunday 18th June:

With the temperature rising slightly to 32.5C on Monday 19th:

We’ve still got a little way to go if we want to break the highest ever recorded June temperature, which was 35.6C at Southampton on 28 June 1976.

With the continued heatwave, an amber weather warning has been issued and it’s more important than ever to keep yourself cool and hydrated. Older people, babies and those who are ill are most vulnerable to the heat, so ensure friends, families and neighbours are looked after if they need it. See NHS guidelines for more information.

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