TEMPERATURES TOP 31C ACROSS THE ISLAND ON HOTTEST DAY OF THE YEAR

The Isle of Wight has recorded blisteringly high temperatures of over 30C on what has officially been declared as the hottest day of 2021.

Islanders who were lucky enough to be off work mid-week joined those who are on their travels at beaches around the coast as the sun blared down.

Ryde recorded one of the highest temperatures with thermometers reaching 30.2C – while Havenstreet took the top of the leaderboard with an unheard of 31.8C.

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Whilst many of us will be applying after sun to our skin after yesterday, those in Binstead (31.7C), Westridge (31.6C), and Northwood (30.2C) could be feeling especially reddened!

Jamie Russell of the IW Met Service has confirmed that 7 weather stations within a few miles of each other all recorded between 29C and 31C, demonstrating that rather than being down to a technical fault, the temperatures really were scorching!

Today is set to be slightly cooler but the sun will still beam down – although the tail end of this week could see the tables turn somewhat, with the potential for rain.

 

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