UK and Ireland bask in record-breaking temperatures as forecasters predict worse to come

The UK and Ireland have experienced one of their hottest days, putting pressure on transport and health services, with the Met Office warning of worse to come in the UK. The mercury hit 38.1C in Santon Downham, Suffolk, making it the hottest day of the year and the third hottest day on record, after 38.7C in Cambridge in 2019 and 38.5C in Faversham, Kent, in August 2003. The current UK temperature record looks almost certain to fall on Tuesday, when temperatures could reach a “crazy” 41C in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, and hit 40C in London. Ireland recorded its hottest day in more than a century, as Phoenix Park, Dublin, baked in 33C heat.

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