Britain was hotter than Southern France today, but will it last ?

New Brighton on the hottestt day of the year. CREDIT: @Goldenorfephoto

Britain saw its hottest day of the year so far today as temperatures of 18.6 °C were recorded at Heathrow and 16.9 °C at Cardiff.

That meant UK temperatures beat those recorded in Nice in the south of France, were the mercury hit 17C.

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On Merseyside it was unofficially our hottest day of the year as we recorded temperatures of over 15C.

The warm temperatures will gradually give way to much cooler weather over the next few days as Arctic air will sweep the UK.

Winds from the north will mean temperatures on Merseyside will fall to around 8C, brining the risk of rain and chillier temperatures.

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