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UK sees hottest day of the year with high of 28.6C at Heathrow

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The south east of England was  predicted to reach 29C on Monday (PA Wire)
The south east of England was predicted to reach 29C on Monday (PA Wire)

The UK has recorded its hottest day of the year so far.

The temperature reached 28.6C (83.48F) at Heathrow airport in west London on Monday, the Met Office said.

The previous high for 2021 was 28.3C (82.94F) recorded in Northolt, north-west London, on June 2, it added.

Football fans north of the border in Scotland were in for a cooler day, with a high of 18C forecast for Monday afternoon.

Supporters gathered at Hampden Park in Glasgow as Scotland took on the Czech Republic in the Euros at 2pm.

Weather warning for thunderstorms June 16-18 (PA graphics)
Weather warning for thunderstorms June 16-18 (PA graphics)

Sunny spells and scattered showers are forecast for the north and west of Scotland, with strong winds meaning it will feel cooler.

The Met Office has warned people to be prepared when heading out and about due to high UV and pollen levels across much of England and Wales

On Sunday, Northern Ireland and Wales recorded their warmest day of the year so far, with 27.4C in Cardiff and 25.3C at the Giant’s Causeway in Co Antrim.

Monday’s predicted high for Wales is 24C and for Northern Ireland is 17C.

The hot, dry weather is set to break from Wednesday, with a thunderstorm warning in place for the eastern half of Wales and much of England.

The warning remains in place up to and including Friday, with the Met Office saying there is potential for travel disruption and flooding.

Meteorologist Dan Stroud said: “We’re likely to become increasingly changeable towards the weekend.

“There is still the potential for some more settled spells and some warm weather is possible later in the month, but it is generally turning more changeable from this weekend.”

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