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Britain Has Hottest October Day On Record

October 01, 2011

By The Associated Press


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.


Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.


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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