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Weekend Weather: Hottest Day Of The Year
The UK has basked in its hottest day of the year so far, with temperatures soaring to 32.4C - hotter than parts of Spain.
The mercury peaked on Saturday in the southern and eastern parts of England, with large parts of Britain basking in sunshine.
Cavendish in Suffolk recorded the highest temperatures of the day, with 32.4C (90F), four degrees hotter than Malaga in southern Spain.
Cambridge followed with 31.5C (88.7F), and a number of other parts of East Anglia and south east England measured close to 30C (80F).
Meanwhile, there were showers in parts of northern Scotland.
The Met Office said that while it would be mainly dry in the South East, there would be some cloud around and any sunshine would be quite hazy with fog lingering along some coasts.
But Sky weather presenter Jo Wheeler had said rain was also expected.
"By contrast, the south-eastern corner will enjoy another fine hot day on Sunday, whilst wetter conditions will spread through the west and north," she said.
It meant a warm start to the Premier League season - and for those sitting in the terraces at Lords on the third day of the third test match between England and South Africa.
Other events taking place over the weekend included the V Festival at Hylands Park in Chelmsford and Weston Park in Staffordshire, while Team GB's para-cycling team are due to take part in a 20km time trial at Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, as a warm-up for the Paralympic Games.
Sunday was expected to be more unsettled, with some heavy and thundery showers, but temperatures could still reach 30C (86F) in London and 26C (78.8F) in other parts of the country.