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Villages were joint-hottest places in UK on Monday

[Press center8] time:2023-05-28 21:08:00 source:ABC News author:Press center5 click:170order

As the heatwave continues Met Office data has shown a Northamptonshire village recorded the UK's joint-highest temperature on Monday and the highest ever in that county.

The statisticians confirmed that Pitsford, near Northampton, hit 38.2C (100.76F).

The same temperature was recorded at Santon Downham in Thetford Forest in Suffolk.

The previous high in Northamptonshire was 36.7C in Raunds on 9 August 1911.

The UK all-time record has been broken on Tuesday. The Met Office said London Heathrow Airport reported a temperature of 40.2C at 12:50 BST.

Until today, the previous UK record was 38.7C which was logged in Cambridge in 2019.

For the latest national top temperatures, visit the BBC's UK-wide heatwave live page.

The Met Office has issued a red extreme heat warning for Tuesday in much of England, with temperatures of up to 42C forecast.

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