Britain will enjoy its hottest day of the year tomorrow – beating May 26’s 29.4C and it’s set to be close to the hottest 18th June since records began in 1850. The current record is 32.2C, set in 1893 in Ochtertyre, Perth and Kinross.

Tomorrow is set to be hotter than 29C Phuket, Thailand, and 25C Malta as the mercury pushes 30C. Today’s heat was so intense in London that at least five Guardsmen were stretchered off after fainting in their uniforms during the Trooping the Colour ceremony at the Queen’s birthday celebration.

But many people were lucky enough to escape the city heat, heading for the beach in droves. Brighton is expected to see 150,000 sunseekers today and the same numbers are expected again tomorrow as Brits make the most of the sunshine.

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