UK weather: Northern Ireland 'breaks temperature record' for third time in a week
Northern Ireland has provisionally broken its temperature record for the second day in a row - and the third time in a week.
Armagh reached 31.4C (88.52F) at 3.20pm this afternoon, according to the Met Office, beating the 31.3C (88.34F) in Castlederg in County Tyrone on Wednesday.
The record was first broken on Saturday when 31.2C (88.16F) was recorded in Ballywatticock.
Northern Ireland has once again provisionally broken its highest #temperature on record 📈 — Met Office (@metoffice) July 22, 2021
Armagh reached 31.4 °C at 1520 this afternoon🌡️
This beats the 31.2 °C that Ballywatticock recorded on Saturday and the 31.3 °C that Castlederg recorded yesterday #UKHeatwave #heatwave pic.twitter.com/lItf4fwt8Z
An amber warning for extreme heat remains in force today and tomorrow in Northern Ireland, but the same warning in parts of southern England, the Midlands, and most of Wales ends later.
The top temperature on Thursday in England was 30.7C (87.26F) in Derbyshire, while Scotland recorded 28.8C (83.84F) in Dumfries and Galloway.
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