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Today Is Officially The Hottest July Day Ever In UK History

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Today Is Officially The Hottest July Day Ever In UK History

The Met Office has confirmed that today has broken the record for the hottest ever day in July, with a high of 36.9C being recorded at Heathrow in London.

The previous record of 36.7C has been smashed by .2C so far, with temperatures expected to rise even more today - making it comfortably (kind of), the hottest day of 2019.

The hottest day the country has ever seen on record went down as 38.5°C, at Faversham in Kent back in August 2003.

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Meanwhile people in France have sweltered through their hottest day ever, with the mercury hitting 42.6C in Paris.

Public Health England and the Met Office have issued a level three heatwave warning after temperatures soared over recent days.

Enjoying the hot weather is part of summer, it is important to stay safe in the sun.

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Doing the obvious, like seeking a bit of shade, drinking plenty of water and - of course - wearing sunscreen, will all help you to stay healthy while you're basking in the sun.

If you currently feel like you're melting in work then you could be in luck. The Trade Union Congress (TUC) is campaigning for workers to be able to go home when it gets too hot. Yasss.

It is demanding office workers be able to go home when it reaches 30°C - or 27°C for manual labour - and says employers should 'adopt cooling measures' when the workplace temperature hits 24°C.

This is something we completely condone.

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Guidelines set out by the Health and Safety Executive, however, state the temperature in all indoor workplaces must be 'reasonable'.

They've given a list of measures to help employers make sure their staff are safe and don't physically melt into their chairs. They include things like flexible working and giving staff the option to start later to avoid rush hour commutes, keeping buildings cool with fans and air-con.

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Topics: Weather, News, UK

Amelia Ward
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