Heat's on as Britain tops 88F*.
BRITAIN put parts of the Mediterranean in the shade yesterday as we basked in the hottest day of the year.
Sunseekers were out in force from BLACKPOOL to BOURNEMOUTH, right. But the highest temperature, 30.6C (88F), was recorded in central LONDON The term Central London refers to the districts of London which are considered closest to the centre. There is no such conventional definition, nor any official one, for the entire area that can be called "central London". .
It was a scorcher scorch·er
1. One that scorches: an iron that was a scorcher.
2. Informal An extremely hot day. too for PM Gordon Brown on holiday in EAST ANGLIA East Anglia (ăng`glēə), kingdom of Anglo-Saxon England, comprising the modern counties of Norfolk and Suffolk. It was settled in the late 5th cent. by so-called Angles from northern Germany and Scandinavia. with temperatures hitting 28C (82.4F). On a beach near EASTBOURNE, East Sussex East Sussex, county (1991 pop. 670,600), 693 sq mi (1,795 sq km), extreme SE England. It comprises seven administrative districts: Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings, Hove, Lewes, Rother, and Wealden. The county, the seat of which is Lewes, borders the English Channel. , a group of 33 students were cut off by the tide and had to be ferried to safety by lifeboats.
Forecasters say there will be thundery downpours today.
*but rain is on the way!
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