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UK weather: hottest day of the year, with temperatures reaching 30°C |  UK News

UK weather: hottest day of the year, with temperatures reaching 30°C | UK News

UK weather: hottest day of the year, with temperatures reaching 30°C |  UK News

Warmer weather is forecast for Wednesday, and music fans heading to the Glastonbury Festival are also in for a treat, according to forecasters.


Tuesday 25 June 2024 18:54, United Kingdom

Today was the hottest day of the year so far in the UK, the Met Office reported.

A high of 30 °C (86 °F) was recorded in Chertsey, Surrey.

It is the highest temperature in the UK since September 10 last year, the weather agency said.

Winterbourne in Gloucestershire recorded a high of 28.7C, while it was 28C in Pershore, Worcestershire, and 27C in Usk, Monmouthshire.

It could get even hotter on Wednesday – some areas could experience highs of 31C (87.8F), the Met Office added.

A yellow alert of the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) is in force in most of England until 5pm on Thursday.

It has warned there could be “significant impacts” on the health and social sector, and an increase in mortality among people over 65 and people with health problems.

Check the latest weather forecast wherever you are.

Conditions are expected to cool slightly just before the weekend, but will remain warm.

The Met Office said the heatwave could become a heatwave, which occurs when temperatures rise above a set threshold, which varies between regions, for three days in a row.

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Yellow alert covers most of England. Photo: UKHSA

Music fans head to Glastonbury They are also prepared for a treat.

The festival gates open on Wednesday, when temperatures at Worthy Farm are forecast to reach 27C, and the weekend is also shaping up to be good.

However, there is a chance for some rain on Saturday.

The heat wave marks a break with the rainy springwhich recorded 32% more rain than average in England and Wales, making it the fifth wettest in England and the eighth wettest in Wales, the Met Office said.