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26 Jun 2018

Britain on heatwave alert

Presenter

Slap on the sunscreen, it’s officially the hottest day of the year so far.

The Met Office has recorded a temperature of 30.6 Celsius in Porthmadog in Wales, while the heat has caused fires to spread across moorland in the north-west of England.

Britain has been put on heatwave alert, with health advisers issuing warnings about the dangers of the high temperatures.