35.4c was recorded in Ryde today making the town the hottest place on the Isle of Wight – with Saturday 8th August 2020 possibly the hottest day on the Island ever.
A weather station near Westridge recorded the scorching temperature of 35.4c at around 15:15, with another station in Cowes almost matching that with a reading of 35.2c.
The village of Newchurch saw 34.3c, whilst Binstead saw 33.8c. It wasn’t just the north coast of the Island that recorded mediterranean-like temperatures though with 33.6c seen in Newport.
IW Met Service say they believe today was the hottest day on record for the Isle of Wight, beating the previous local record of 34.8c in 2018.
The hot weather is here to stay until at least next Thursday, but forecasters say the true summer sunshine could be here to stay until late August and potentially into September.