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UK Set For The Hottest June Day On Record

UK Set For The Hottest June Day On Record

Today looks set to be the hottest June day ever on record in the UK.

Yep, it's nice out there today, and sunscreen, sunglasses, and a bottle of water are essentials if you're out enjoying it.

That, or a cool can of lager and an ice cream.

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Either way, it's gonna be bloody toasty out there. In fact, it is expected that the mercury will get above 35C today in parts of the UK.

The hottest June day on record is 35.6C, which was on 29 June 1957. It looks like that record is set to tumble today, though.

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The temperature has already been recorded at 30.8C today at Charlwood, near Gatwick Airport. That means we're already sitting through the warmest day of 2019 so far.

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Greg Dewhurst, a forecaster for the Met Office, said: "It'll be a cloudy start to the day but we'll soon see lots of sunshine across the South East and central parts of England."

If you're lucky enough to be at Glastonbury Festival today - first off, go and enjoy some music - it looks like you'll see temperatures of around 27C on Worthy Farm in Somerset today.

That's not bad at all. Of course, this all means that you should enjoy yourself, but also try to be safe whilst you're at it.

That means keeping in the shade a bit, remaining hydrated - with things that aren't cider - and wearing sunscreen so that you don't burn.

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Oh, and remember last year when there were gigantic fires on the moors of Northern England? Yeah, let's not have that again.

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Greater Manchester Police have already issued a warning to people not to start barbecues in the countryside where it's dry and susceptible to fires. You shouldn't be starting any fires out there, really.

That means you've got to take extra care when you're discarding any smoking materials too.

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You might as well soak up as much sun as you can whilst you can, by the way. It's likely to change quite a bit tomorrow.

While it is not going to be too bad after today, the temperature will fall off by the looks of things.

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There are also warnings in place for lightning and thunderstorms across some of the UK. That could start as early as this evening.

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Until then, stick on your shorts and sunnies, get yourself outside, and enjoy it.

Summer is finally here at last.

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