Today the UK had it’s hottest July day ever, with 36.7C being recorded at Heathrow in London.
That means today was hotter than places such as Miami, Indonesia, Beijing, Brazil, Barcelona, Ibiza and Athens.
Today’s temps in London beat the last hottest day record in the UK, which was on 19 July 2006 with 36.5C being recorded in Surrey.
There were train delays and cancellations today as Network Rail imposed speed restrictions as they feared metal tracks could buckle under the searing heat.
The AA also said it had been called out to reports of road surfaces melting in the heat, bringing disruption to drivers.
MeteoGroup forecaster John Griffiths said: “We have got hot air coming from Spain, which is particularly hot at the moment at 44C and that plummeted northwards to where we are.
He added: “temperatures will drop to 25C tomorrow with potentially thundery showers in the evening”.
Wirral’s hottest day of the year was yesterday, recording a temperature of 31.4C.
Today didn’t see as much sunshine due to cloud cover, however, there was still a hot and humid top temperature of 28C.
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