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Temperatures soar for hottest day of the year

The Argus: Temperatures are predicted to soar to the hottest of the year so far. Temperatures are predicted to soar to the hottest of the year so far.

Sussex is set for a scorcher this week as temperatures are predicted to soar to the hottest of the year so far.

Parts of the county will feel as hot as Barbados as warm air sweeps north from Spain.

Temperatures will rise from 22C (71.6F) tomorrow up to 25C (77F) on Wednesday and a possible 27C (80.6F) on Thursday, according to the Met Office.

Sussex commuters travelling to London could enjoy temperatures as high as 30C (86F).

Dan Williams from the Met Office said: “Thirty degrees is really the top end of what we are expecting as a whole.

“It is possible that places in Sussex will get up towards 27C.”

Mr Williams said Sussex is likely to see thundery showers by Friday as a result of the humidity and it would stay humid into the start of next week.

The highest recorded temperature in Sussex this year so far was 25.5C (77.9) in Wiggonholt near Pulborough on July 13.

Bognor saw a high of 24.6C (76.28) on June 24.

Gatwick is set for a high of 26C (78.8F) on Thursday, eclipsing temperatures in some parts of southern France.

And according to the website Met Check, parts of Brighton could feel hotter than the 28C (82.4F) forecast for the Caribbean island of Barbados on Thursday.

A spokesman for Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust said: “We have a Heatwave Plan to ensure we are prepared for any extreme temperatures during summer.

“The plan includes an escalation policy, which has different actions depending on how hot the temperature becomes.”

It is down to local authorities to issue preventative public health advice.

Tom Scanlon, Brighton and Hove City Council’s director of public health, said: “There are visitors who are particularly at risk in hot weather: older people, children and those with particular health conditions.

“At this time of year we take particular care over vulnerable people.

“Similarly, we work with care homes where elderly residents are at risk.

“Every year we see children and babies who suffer from sunburn, so the main message is take care, and take particular care of those who need it most.”

The council is advising people to keep hydrated by drinking non-alcoholic drinks and staying in the shade.

*Wiggonholt temperature date changed to July 13 from January 13 - edited July 15 at 1.15pm

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6:42am Tue 15 Jul 14

Grumpy0ldman says...

25 degrees in January...... You sure argus ????
25 degrees in January...... You sure argus ???? Grumpy0ldman
  • Score: 17

7:33am Tue 15 Jul 14

chrismilo says...

It could be colder than the North Pole this week but it is not going to happen.
It could be colder than the North Pole this week but it is not going to happen. chrismilo
  • Score: 0

8:18am Tue 15 Jul 14

Nosfaratu says...

Any chance of a proof readers job ? OK, time to get out the 4X4 and the wellies.
Any chance of a proof readers job ? OK, time to get out the 4X4 and the wellies. Nosfaratu
  • Score: 6

8:55am Tue 15 Jul 14

Asleep in Dorset says...

know where I'd rather be !!
know where I'd rather be !! Asleep in Dorset
  • Score: 0

9:06am Tue 15 Jul 14

martyt says...

is that before or after the rainfall
is that before or after the rainfall martyt
  • Score: 1

9:14am Tue 15 Jul 14

applecore says...

Grumpy0ldman wrote:
25 degrees in January...... You sure argus ????
That jumped out at me too! I remember those heady days of January when I strolled along Hove beach, clad only in a bikini and sandals.
No wait, I was in 14 layers and carrying an umbrella.
Perhaps it was this warm in Southampton...
[quote][p][bold]Grumpy0ldman[/bold] wrote: 25 degrees in January...... You sure argus ????[/p][/quote]That jumped out at me too! I remember those heady days of January when I strolled along Hove beach, clad only in a bikini and sandals. No wait, I was in 14 layers and carrying an umbrella. Perhaps it was this warm in Southampton... applecore
  • Score: 4

9:16am Tue 15 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

Nosfaratu wrote:
Any chance of a proof readers job ? OK, time to get out the 4X4 and the wellies.
I think you'll find they managed to spell 'January' correctly ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Nosfaratu[/bold] wrote: Any chance of a proof readers job ? OK, time to get out the 4X4 and the wellies.[/p][/quote]I think you'll find they managed to spell 'January' correctly ;-) stevo!!
  • Score: -6

10:10am Tue 15 Jul 14

fratsomrover says...

The highest recorded temperature in Sussex this year so far was 25.5C (77.9) on January 13.
Are you sure about this ? I for one cant recall this.
Can we have verification please. It must have made headlines somewhere surely, if it were true.
The highest recorded temperature in Sussex this year so far was 25.5C (77.9) on January 13. Are you sure about this ? I for one cant recall this. Can we have verification please. It must have made headlines somewhere surely, if it were true. fratsomrover
  • Score: 3

10:36am Tue 15 Jul 14

ruberducker says...

As a tourist town"not just somwhere for londoners to live...and then work elsewhere."
For those who do rely on the tourism,why are the ouncil
As a tourist town"not just somwhere for londoners to live...and then work elsewhere." For those who do rely on the tourism,why are the ouncil ruberducker
  • Score: -1

10:39am Tue 15 Jul 14

ruberducker says...

Still not repairing the seafront road at west st....its bad enough now,it will be more like the m25 when the tourist all pile down here.
Still not repairing the seafront road at west st....its bad enough now,it will be more like the m25 when the tourist all pile down here. ruberducker
  • Score: -2

11:02am Tue 15 Jul 14

Fairfax Aches says...

"advising people to keep hydrated by drinking non-alcoholic drinks"
Ha!
"advising people to keep hydrated by drinking non-alcoholic drinks" Ha! Fairfax Aches
  • Score: 2

11:48am Tue 15 Jul 14

Asleep in Dorset says...

it was 25 degrees where I was in January.
it was 25 degrees where I was in January. Asleep in Dorset
  • Score: -3

1:05pm Tue 15 Jul 14

FatherTed11 says...

applecore wrote:
Grumpy0ldman wrote:
25 degrees in January...... You sure argus ????
That jumped out at me too! I remember those heady days of January when I strolled along Hove beach, clad only in a bikini and sandals.
No wait, I was in 14 layers and carrying an umbrella.
Perhaps it was this warm in Southampton...
When you're on as many drugs as the kids who write these articles, it probably does feel like 25 degrees.
[quote][p][bold]applecore[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Grumpy0ldman[/bold] wrote: 25 degrees in January...... You sure argus ????[/p][/quote]That jumped out at me too! I remember those heady days of January when I strolled along Hove beach, clad only in a bikini and sandals. No wait, I was in 14 layers and carrying an umbrella. Perhaps it was this warm in Southampton...[/p][/quote]When you're on as many drugs as the kids who write these articles, it probably does feel like 25 degrees. FatherTed11
  • Score: 5

5:58pm Tue 15 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

"The council is advising people to keep hydrated by drinking non-alcoholic drinks and staying in the shade. "

And The Argus chose to illustrate this report by showing people ignoring half of that advice.
"The council is advising people to keep hydrated by drinking non-alcoholic drinks and staying in the shade. " And The Argus chose to illustrate this report by showing people ignoring half of that advice. stevo!!
  • Score: -2

10:41pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Grumpy0ldman says...

20.0f. Lol. Since been corrected by the marvellous argus
20.0f. Lol. Since been corrected by the marvellous argus Grumpy0ldman
  • Score: 0
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