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Today Has Been The Hottest Day Of The Year So Far

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Today Has Been The Hottest Day Of The Year So Far

Today has been the hottest day of the year so far.

It's been a scorching bank holiday for much of the country. And today (31 May) has been particularly toasty, with temperatures reaching 24.6C (76.3F) in Scotland.

According to the Met Office, residents in Kinloss, a village near Inverness, were bathed in sun today.

This saw it overtake the previous high set on 30 March at Kew Gardens in south-west London, which saw temperatures reach a whopping 24.5C.


But it's not all good news. Good weather comes at a price for many.

And if you're one of those who has been suffering with hay fever during the sudden bout of warmer weather, my thoughts are with you.

The Met Office tweeted at the weekend to warn that pollen season is now officially underway, saying: "The grass #pollen season is now beginning with the arrival of the warmer weather, with more species coming into flower. Weed pollen is an increasing risk too."

People have been enjoying the warm weather up and down the country today. Credit: PA
People have been enjoying the warm weather up and down the country today. Credit: PA

However, help is at hand, and for less than £2.

This is thanks to the boffins over at Nuage and their special wipes that help catch that pesky pollen and stop it from wreaking havoc.

According to Superdrug: "Hay fever relief wipes remove and trap pollen in the tissue to help catch and remove pollen and allergens that you may come into contact with such as dust and other irritants.

"Enriched with peppermint and tea tree oil, these natural oils remain on your skin helping to trap further pollen and irritants that are in the air for long term protection."


The handy little wipes went down a storm last summer, with shoppers branding them 'amazing'.

Heaping praise on the product, one previous customer said: "They are amazing, used them last year and worked well."

Hay fever season is upon us. Credit: PA
Hay fever season is upon us. Credit: PA

Echoing the joy brought about by the wipes, another commented: "These are absolutely amazing! I used these last year! Must get some more, hay fever full on atm."


While a third said: "Have used these and have been very effective. Would recommend."

But while it's been baking hot for many of us up and down the UK the past couple of days, things are set to cool down as we move further into the week.

Met Office meteorologist Becky Mitchell told the Guardian: "There will potentially be some thunderstorms by midweek, the first bout of showers will come into parts of the south-west and there will be a few thunderstorms in that.

"There's a chance of some thundery breakdown in the south-east and we could have some quite intense storms there.


"There's still a lot of uncertainty but with the warm and humid weather we are having we have the key ingredients for thunderstorms."

Good things and all that.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Met Office, Weather, Scotland, Health, London

Dominic Smithers
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