New record set for a top temperature in the UK


Charlwood in Surrey has reached 39.1C (102.4F) which is the hottest ever recorded in the UK.

Much of England remains under the Met Office’s first ever red warning as the heatwave continues.

Charlwood is a village in the Mole Valley, 4 miles from Gatwick Airport.

The previous record was 38.7C (101.7F), set in 2019 at Cambridge Botanic Garden.

Yesterday RAF Fylingdales, the highest weather station in North Yorkshire, recorded a maximum of 31.6°C, making it the hottest temperature ever recorded here.