Met Office: Solent sees 26.7 Celcius temperatures

The south coast's hot weather appears to have broken UK records for 2012:

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We can now confirm that the top temperature reached today was 26.7°C at Solent which is the hottest day so far this year ^SJ

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Hottest day of the year expected

The Met Office has predicted that today will top yesterday's scorcher and become the hottest day of the year with temperatures expected to reach 28C in some areas.