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Britain’s hottest June on record

Britain’s hottest June on record

Britain experienced its hottest month in June. The hottest day in June was 32.2 degrees Celsius, the National Weather Service reported Monday. The average temperature in June was 15.8 degrees, 0.9 degrees higher than the previous record of 14.9 degrees in June 1940 and 1976.

Due to the increased demand for potable water, partial water use restrictions were imposed in the south east of England.

Mark McCarthy of the Met Office in England said: “This is officially the warmest June in the UK.

“What’s surprising is the continued heat for most of the month,” McCarthy explained. Four parts of the United Kingdom – England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – also had their “warmest June on record”, the Met Office said.

Scotland has put some areas on water scarcity alert due to concerns about water levels in its rivers and lakes.

“Along with natural fluctuations”, “man-made climate change” is also driving the record temperatures, said Paul Davies of the British Meteorological Service. (AFP)