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With temperatures set to soar in the coming days, how can the UK keep cool and carry on?
Have you ever wondered why your home or car thermometer gives a different reading to the forecast temperature?
July temperature records could be broken across parts of the UK this week and the heat extends to France, Germany and the Low Countries too.
It's the time of year when we really start to notice the strength of the the sun. Helen Willetts explains the factors that affect UV radiation.
The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the average temperature was 61.6F (16.4C).
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