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Britain registers ‘hottest temperature in country’s recorded history

A temperature of 38.7C was recorded in Cambridge on Thursday, which – if confirmed – would be a new temperature record for the UK.
Experts have warned the UK will suffer such record temperatures more often in future – with 40C becoming the “new normal”.
The Met Office said the record 38.7C figure was received from Cambridge Botanic Garden yesterday.
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If validated, it will become the highest temperature officially recorded in the UK, outstripping the 38.5C seen in Faversham, Kent, in August 2003.