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The Met Office (UK’s National Weather Service) said a new record temperature was set for July after temperatures reached 38.7°C (101.6°F) at Cambridge Botanic Gardens on July 25, 2019, surpassing the previous record of 38.5°C (101.3°F) recorded on August 10, 2003 in Faversham, Kent.
The hottest days in the UK took place in August, making the July heat wave an anomaly.
Daily temperatures have been measured by the weather station in the south of the city since 1904.
Wales had a record of 35.2°C (95.3°F) at Hawarden Bridge in Flintshire on August 2, 1990, while Scotland recorded 32.9°C (91.2°F) at Greycrook in the Scottish Borders.
Northern Ireland recorded temperatures of 30.8°C (87.4°F) twice, on June 30, 1976 and July, 12 1983.
Heat waves will become more intense due to climate change.
If you want to find out what is the lowest temperature recorded, check out our article on this topic: What is the lowest temperature ever recorded in UK?
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