UK temperature tops 38.1C

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UK temperature tops 38.1C

The UK has had one of its hottest days on record, with a high of 38.1C (100.6F) – and forecasters are warning it will be warmer still on Tuesday.

According to The BBC, the high was recorded on Monday, with 37C exceeded in several places.

U.K’s Met Office has issued a red extreme heat warning for Monday and Tuesday in much of England, with temperatures of up to 41C forecast.

The current highest temperature in the UK is 38.7C, in Cambridge in July 2019.

A high of 38.5C was reached in Faversham, Kent, in August 2003, making Monday the third hottest day on record – and the hottest day of the year so far.