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Britain's hottest day since 2006

Temperatures have reached 33.5 celsius at Heathrow - not only making today the hottest of the year, but also the hottest day since 2006.

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Met Office confirms hottest day of the year

The Met Office has confirmed that today is the hottest day of the year with temperatures exceeding 30C.

A packed Brighton beach in East Sussex as sunbathers enjoy the sunshine. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Andrew Smith leaps off the sea wall in Brighton, East Sussex. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

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