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Hottest day of the year so far - today's top temperature!

Sun looks set to stay with us. Credit: Dawn Parry, Ilkeston

Today's top temperature of 29.7c was reached in Pershore, making it the hottest day of the year so far. This technically rounds up to 30c 86f, beating our previous July 7th record of 28c 82f.

Warmer temperatures may have been recorded in some parts of the region, but this is the highest recorded at one of the Met Office weather stations across the ITV Central patch.

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