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UK records hottest day of the year so far at 28.6C

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The UK has recorded its hottest day of the year so far, with Heathrow Airport in west London hitting 28.6C (83.48F).

The previous high was 28.3C (83F) in Northolt in west London on 2 June.

It is forecast to stay hot for the next few days before thunderstorms move in across England from Wednesday and temperatures become cooler.