WEATHER: Monday the hottest day in North Herts for three years

Letchworth outdoor swimming pool

Letchworth outdoor swimming pool - Credit: Archant

NORTH Herts sizzled today with temperatures topping 33 degrees Celcius, the hottest for three years.

After an overcast, cooler, weekend, the high temperatures returned with a vengeance today, coinciding with the start of the summer holidays for many youngsters.

Richard Dajda, who runs a weather station at his home in Sun Hill, Royston, said: “I recorded a temperature of 33.2 degrees celcius today, which is the warmest it’s been since I started recording in 2010.”

Hertfordshire’s top fire officer has warned people to be careful in the hot weather due to the increased risk of fires starting.

Roy Wilsher said: “We want people to have a great summer. However, I’d like to remind people to take care and think about fire safety while enjoying the warm weather.


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“The ground is currently very dry and, in conditions like this, it doesn’t take much to start a fire.

“Every year acres of countryside and wildlife habitats are destroyed by fire and the risk increases considerably during dry weather.

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“Although outdoor fires are rarely life-threatening, they can cause long-lasting damage to our surroundings.”

Temperatures are set to remain high tomorrow, but rain is expected with showers throughout the day.

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