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Lawns help keep you cool

Grassclippings - Taking Things CoolBritain continued to bask in gloriously sunny temperatures today, as forecasters predicted that the long-overdue summery spell is set to continue throughout the weekend in the UK.

After yesterday's temperatures of almost 27C in parts of England set the standard for the hottest day of the year, the mercury rose again as thousands flocked to beaches, parks and gardens.

The record for the warmest day of 2012 was again smashed in, of all places, Scotland, as residents in Aviemore, Invernesshire enjoyed a tropical heat of 26.9C.

The hottest temperature in the UK posted north of the border made Aviemore hotter than Ibiza today, as temperatures held firm.  The balmy temperatures in Scotland beat yesterday's record in Solent, Hampshire by 0.2C, though forecaster anticipated that record could be eclipsed by sunny spells in other parts of England.

South of the border, Thorney Island, near Solent, Hampshire, experienced highs of 25.3C by mid-afternoon on Wednesday, while Spadeadam in Cumbria also enjoyed the same temperature.

So before you start sun bathing, first mow the lawn and forget about anything else apart from reaching for the fridge...

Read more: The Daily Mail


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