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UK weather forecast: Wales and Northern Ireland bask in highest temperatures of the year | UK News

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Wales and Northern Ireland have had their highest temperature of the year so far as a scorching heatwave continues to sizzle parts of Europe.

A temperature of 25.5C (77.9F) has been recorded in the Welsh coastal town of Porthmadog, and 23.6C (74.48F) in Castlederg in Northern Ireland.

Glasgow reported 25.2C (77.36F) at 2pm, but needs to beat 25.8C (78.44F), to be the highest of the year so far for Scotland.

It comes after an “enormous reservoir” of hot air from the Sahara has engulfed Europe and is expected to bring temperatures surpassing 40C (104F) to some areas over the next three days.

Le Luc in the far south of France is now reporting 40C (104F), and the June record for the country is 41.5C (106.7F).

Other European countries have broken their June records, with parts of Germany, Poland and Czech Republic experiencing temperatures of over 38C (100.4F) on Wednesday.

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