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UK heat: Coastguard gets 'five times usual calls'

South-east and east England experienced the hottest day of the year so far on Saturday when temperatures peaked at 32.4C (90.3F) in Suffolk.

The BBC weather centre said the highest temperature recorded so far on Sunday was 30.9 (87.6F) in Cambridge.

The heat sent thousands heading for the sea, putting the coastguard under pressure.

Nicola Fox reports.

  • 19 Aug 2012
  • From the section UK