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Britain Has Hottest October Day On Record

October 01, 2011

By The Associated Press

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LONDON - Britain has experienced the hottest October day on record.

The UK Met Office says Saturday`s temperature reached 85.8 F (29.9 C) at Gravesend in southeast England.

That is the highest October temperature since records began a century ago, beating the previous high of 84.9 F (29.4 C) reached on Oct. 4, 1985.

The average maximum temperature for early October is about 59 F (15 C).

After a cool and wet summer, much of Britain has been basking in several days of sun and unseasonably high temperatures. Forecasters say cooler temperatures should return by Tuesday.

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Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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Story image: People relax with their dog as they lie beside fallen autumnal leaves during unseasonal hot weather on Hampstead Heath in London, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011. AP Photo/Matt Dunham.

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