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Live Reporting

Beth Rose

All times stated are UK

  1. Highest temperature recorded for year so far

    BBC News England

    Our updates on what's been the hottest day of the year so far in England have now come to an end.

    You can get the latest weather forecast on BBC Weather.

  2. Hottest day of the year - but not quite hot enough to fry an egg

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    Martin Harness attempted to fry an egg on the lid of his wheelie bin in St Ives, Cambridgeshire, today, where he recorded 35C (95F).

    While it may have been the hottest day of the year so far, the egg was left a little on the... well... runny side...

    Martin confirms he didn't eat it, but we applaud the effort.

    Frying egg
  3. Your pictures: Even the trains are finding it hot

    This is the weather forecast from one of the trains on the Severn Valley Railway - be thankful you're not on the footplate shovelling coal into the firebox.

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  4. Rail services disrupted on hottest day

    Commuters are facing delays as soaring temperatures affected train services on the hottest day of the year so far.

    Temperatures have already exceeded 33.4C (92F) in southern England and are due to pass 35C (95F) in south-east England.

    Heat buckled a rail in North Yorkshire, and speed limits are in place on some lines due to "high rail temperatures".  

    Delayed notice board at Waterloo
  5. 'It just went off like a bomb' says woman whose patio table exploded in the sun

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    A woman whose patio table exploded in the sun says "it just went off like a bomb".

    Lynn (who's asked us not to use her second name) told BBC Suffolk her husband had been in a chair beside the table just minutes beforehand, but had gone to the garage to get something.

    Table debris 1

    She said: "As he was walking through the door there was an almighty bang and the glass-topped table had completely exploded into shards. 

    "It wasn't cracks, they were tiny, tiny pieces, and it's a six seater table so you can imagine if anybody had been sitting anywhere near it, it would have caused serious damage... it just went off like a bomb."

    Table debris 2
  6. Temperature soars in Walton-on-Thames

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Thanks to Weather Watcher mare for this snap of Walton-on-Thames on a sunny July day.

    Walton-on-Thames by BBC Weather Watcher mare
  7. Pershore pipped in heat stakes

    Brize Norton is hotter by 0.1C

  8. Patterns in the clouds in Cornwall

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Weather Watcher Marion captured these patterned clouds above Landewednack in Cornwall earlier.

    Landewednack by Weather Watcher Marion

    How's the weather where you are? Find out more about Weather Watchers.

  9. Picture: Tarmac melts in Cambridgeshire

    Mark Williamson

    BBC Local Live

    Reporter Jozef Hall recorded 34C (93F) in his car in Landbeach, just north of Cambridge, this afternoon, which was hot enough to melt the tarmac a bit.

    Temperature gage

    If you don't believe us, this article proves it's possible.

  10. 'Tis the season as snow arrives in London

    Today may be the hottest day of 2016 so far, but in Soho, London, they're focusing on the other extreme as a Christmas shop gets ready to open, complete with snow....

    Christmas shop
  11. Watch: City hot-spot reaches 69C (156F)

    Navigation Street outside Birmingham's Grand Central station has been clocking up temperatures of 69C (156F).

    It's due to the metal cladding wrapped around part of the building which is reflecting the sunlight.

    We sent our intrepid reporter out with a heat-gun to find out just how hot it's getting.

    Grand Central
  12. Watch: How Brits deal with the hot weather

    Today Programme

    BBC Radio 4

    How do British people behave when the temperature rises? It depends whether you are a lizard or a shade dweller. 

    Rob Read and Tanya Shadrick from Pells Pool in Lewes in East Sussex, the oldest outdoor public swimming pool in the UK, compare notes. 

    Video content

    Video caption: Rob Read and Tanya Shadrick from Pells Pool on how Brits behave in a heatwave
  13. Walking on the wild side as temperatures soar

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Some of our Weather Watchers have been snapping shots of England's wildlife as the temperatures soar across the country.

  14. Pershore the hottest place in the country

    Pershore is the hottest place in the country.

    The Met Office says the Worcestershire town has beaten Heathrow in terms of temperatures with 33.4C (92.12F).

    That means it's hotter there than in Algiers (26C/77F),  Athens (30C/86F) and almost hotter than Islamabad (34C/93F).

    And the pigs at Pershore College have been fed ice lollies to keep them cool.

    Pig at Pershore College
    Image caption: Pig at Pershore College
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    Pershore is a record-breaking town in terms of the weather.

    Nine years ago, in July 2007 Worcestershire got the highest rainfall for any calendar month, with the station at Pershore College recording 252mm of precipitation.

  15. 'London's unbearable heat is worth it - for views like this!'

    Social media is filling up with people's pictures of scorching hot London. Thanks to Kate Giles for sharing her photo with us. 

    She tweeted: 'This heat is almost unbearable but for views like this, I think it's worth it!'  

    London City
  16. Blue skies in Twickenham

    BBC Weather Watchers

    With temperatures peaking across England today, Weather Watcher ruthiebabes sent in this picture from Twickenham.

    Twickenham by Weather Watcher ruthiebabes
  17. 'Sunlight reflection' blamed for flat fire

    Emma Maclean

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Cambridgeshire fire investigators say "sunlight reflected onto combustible materials" is the most likely cause of a flat blaze in Wisbech this afternoon - where temperatures have reached 30C (86F).

    Crews from March, Long Sutton and West Walton were called to the fire in the roof space of a second floor flat in Orange Grove at about 13:25. Residents escaped unharmed.

    Station commander Mick Jackman, said: "The first crews in attendance worked very hard and did an excellent job to cut away the roof material, extinguish the fire and prevent it from spreading."

  18. Blue skies at Rutland Water

    Geeta Pendse

    Arts reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

    Hello sunshine...

    Rutland beach