The solar arc: As Britain hisses again, this golden display envelops our glorious summer weather… but we’re ready for cooler temperatures as the mini heat wave subsides
- Visitors could enjoy the National Trust’s Bodnant Garden exhibit
- Hottest spot in the UK was Northolt which reached 82.8F (28.2C) by midday
- Bank Holiday Monday set the first record for the hottest day of the year
It was the hottest day of the year for the third day in a row.
And as temperatures climbed into the 80s yesterday, this golden bow added an extra golden touch to a beautiful summer’s day.
Visitors were able to enjoy the spectacular display at the National Trust’s Bodnant Garden, near Tal-y-Cafn, in Conwy, North Wales, after the garden reopened to visitors following the easing of lockdown restrictions.
The warm weather also seemed to have brought blooms to their peak at Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens in Lower Beeding, West Sussex.
The hottest spot in the UK was Northolt, in northwest London, which reached 28.2C (82.8F) early in the afternoon.
Visitors were able to enjoy the spectacular display at the National Trust’s Bodnant Garden (pictured), near Tal-y-Cafn, in Conwy, North Wales, after the garden reopened to visitors following the easing of lockdown restrictions. limitations
Bank Holiday Monday set the first record for the hottest day of the year, reaching 25.1C (77.2F) in Kinlochewe, in the Scottish Highlands. Then 25.8C (78.4F) was registered in both Cardiff and Middle Wallop, Hampshire on Tuesday.
Very warm weather followed a miserable May, the fourth wettest on record. The previous hottest day had been on March 30, when the temperature reached 24.5C (76F).
Elsewhere yesterday afternoon temperatures of over 27C (81F) were recorded around Greater London and Kent, while it was 26C (79F) as far as Hawarden in Flintshire, North Wales.
Malaga in Spain, on the other hand, reached a high of 27C (81F) yesterday, while Rome was 26C (79F) and Athens 25C (77F).
The warm weather also seemed to have brought flowers to their peak at Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens in Lower Beeding, West Sussex (pictured)
But very hot conditions in Britain, which have resulted in crowded beaches, parks and beer gardens, have caused severe thunderstorms in South Wales and South West England. The heaviest storms were in Pembrokeshire, where up to 11mm of rain fell in Mathry, near Fishguard.
Met Office spokesman Greg Dewhurst said: ‘Wednesday was probably the hottest day as a weather front moves north, bringing cooler air.
“It means we’ve probably seen the peak in temperatures.”
But he said it will still be warm today and the nice, sunny weather is expected to continue for the next few days, although temperatures along the coasts will be cooler.