Record UK temperature for October set at 29.9C
The record has been broken for the highest temperature recorded in October - now at 29.9C (85.8F).
It was set at 14:42 BST in Gravesend, Kent, beating the previous record of 29.4C (84.9F) recorded on 1 October 1985, in March, Cambridgeshire.
In Wales, a new October record was set at 28.2C (82.7F) in Hawarden, Flintshire, at 14:12 BST, the Met Office confirmed.
Temperatures in England topped those in Athens, Los Angeles and Barcelona. Catherine Downes reports.
01 Oct 2011
- From the section UK