UK weather: Heatwave broke record for highest ever temperature, Met Office says

UK weather: Heatwave broke record for highest ever temperature, Met Office says


Britain joins Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands in breaking national records

The record for the highest temperature officially recorded in the UK was set last Thursday as a heatwave gripped the country, the Met Office has confirmed.

A temperature of 38.7C was recorded at Cambridge Botanic Garden, exceeding the previous record of 38.5C set in Faversham, Kent, in August 2003.

The figure was first announced as a provisional temperature on Friday and has now been validated by the Met Office observations team.

It means the UK joins Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands in breaking national records as exceptionally high temperatures gripped large parts of central and western Europe last week.

The searing temperatures caused chaos on the UK’s rail network.

Source: independent.co.uk

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