UK Heatwave: July 1 hottest day in 160 years
Urgent health warnings were issued and paramedics dealt with a surge in calls amid fears the hot weather could result in deaths.
The UK Met Office said temperatures hit record high in Heathrow on July 1 - breaking the previous record of 36.5C (98F) set on July 19 2006 in Wisley, Surrey.
The Met Office recorded a temperature of 36.7C (98F) in Heathrow, making Britain hotter than Barcelona, Ibiza and Athens.
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