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19th Jul 2022

Tuesday becomes hottest day on record as temperature hits 39.1C in Surrey

Steve Hopkins

The night-time record over broken overnight

The UK has experienced its hottest day on record, with the temperature reaching 39.1C in Surrey, according to provisional Met Office figures.

The record was reached before lunchtime, with the hottest part of the day still expected to come. The temperature is expected to reach 40C.

The previous record was 38.7C, seen in Cambridge in July 2019.

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