Northern Ireland has its hottest day ever

Northern Ireland has its hottest day ever

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# 17 July 2021 23:04 (UTC +04:00)

Temperatures in Northern Ireland reached record-breaking heights on Saturday as thermometers soared above 30C, APA reports citing BBC.

It is the hottest day on record with Ballywatticock, near Newtownards in County Down, recording a temperature of 31.2C.

The previous high was 30.8C set in the summers of 1976 and 1983.

Record-breaking temperatures require a series of factors to line up, one after another, and today they did just that.

The hottest day of the year so far has been provisionally recorded in the other three UK nations too, and it could be even warmer on Sunday.

In England, 30.7C was recorded at Linton-on-Ouse in North Yorkshire; in Wales, Usk in Monmouthshire reached 29C, and in Scotland, 28.2C was recorded in Threave, in the Dumfries and Galloway region.

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