NI hot but England hotter as UK has warmest reading of year

The mercury was riding high in Northern Ireland today, but in England it was hotter still '“ with a reading of 33.3C in Suffolk being the highest in the UK this year.

Monday, 23rd July 2018, 10:26 pm
Updated Monday, 23rd July 2018, 10:49 pm

That scorching temperature was recorded at Santon Downham in the county at 1.30pm.

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In Northern Ireland, today’s top temperature was 26.6C (at Helen’s Bay, circa 1pm); in Wales it was 26.4C (Hawarden, 2pm); and in Scotland it was 26.1C (Aberdeen, 3pm).

Met Office forecaster Filopas Paschos said the Suffolk temperature was “like the Med”, and surpassed a previous 2018 UK high of 33C on June 28 at Porthmadog, Wales.

He said tomorrow and Wednesday are to be sunny in NI, growing cloudier on Thursday.