Temperatures break Jersey's all time record

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Jersey has recorded its highest recorded temperature of all time.

The provisional highest recorded temperature by Jersey Met was 37.9 degrees Celsius.

The highest temperature ever recorded in Jersey was 36 degrees exactly in 2003.

Regions typically see temperature records broken by 0.1 or 0.2 degrees during a hot spell, but Jersey saw its record smashed today by 1.9 degrees Celsius.

Jersey looks as if it could potentially have record breaking warm night ahead with a forecast minimum of 23 degrees Celsius.

Temperatures are expected to be noticeably lower tomorrow, but remaining hot and in the high 20’s.

An extreme heat warning was issued last week and prompted some Jersey schools to end term earlier than planned.

Today six schools opened to students, with the option to not attend.

Nine schools were closed entirely and 17 had a half day before closing at lunch time.

With the rising temperatures continuing to climb into the afternoon, Jersey Met are warning islanders to keep themselves protected in this climate.

Paul Aked, from Jersey Met said: "This is extreme heat and we shouldn't be out and about in it.

"It's very difficult to get cool in some places, but we should make every attempt to do that.

"So when a lot of people come out of work or you're thinking the heats done, that is actually when it's going to be at its hottest."

How to stay safe in the sun:

  • Stay out of the sun for long periods and during the hottest part of the day

  • Wear sunscreen and hats when outdoors

  • Have cool baths or showers

  • Drink plenty of water

  • Avoid tea, coffee and alcohol

  • Wear loose, cool clothing

  • Ensure babies, young children and pets are not locked in vehicles

You can keep up to date on the latest forecast for the Channel Islands here.