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Temperatures soared in the South today. Heathrow recorded one of the highest temperatures, at 36.7 degrees celsius (98.6 degrees fahrenheit).
But the warmth came with warnings for the most vulnerable people and calls for people to use sunscreen.
Emma Wilkinson reports:
Police in Kent have rescued a dog after its owner left it in a car during the heatwave.
The RSPCA said the dog was rescued in Canterbury.
Meanwhile officers were called to another address in Canterbury to rescue a dog locked in a conservatory.
The charity is warning that dogs can be killed if left cars and has issued the following advice.
Heathrow has reached 36.7C which has broken the all time July maximum record.
As temperatures look set to top 30 degrees in some parts of the South this week, animals are cooling off in all sorts of weird and wonderful ways.
Keepers at Drusilla's Park in East Sussex have created carrot shaped lollipops for the zoo’s resident rabbits.
Just like humans, animals can be affected by the heat so the team have been keeping a close eye on the group to ensure the hot snap doesn’t send them hopping mad.
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