Hottest October on record for UK

1st Oct 2011
Hottest October on record for UK

The record has been broken for the highest temperature in October in the UK.

Temperatures in Kent soared to 29.5C at 1.27pm, beating the previous record that was reportedly set in Cambridge in 1985 where temperatures reached 29.4C.

The UK has also been privy to its warmest end of September in more than 100 years. The Indian summer has lifted the spirits of the public who have been enjoying the sunshine in parks and beaches.

Brits who are going abroad are likely to find temperatures cooler abroad than in England. For example the Bahamas hit 27C on Friday.

The mini-heatwave is expected to last until Tuesday. It could deliver a £1billion spending boost to the economy, according to some forecasts.



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