Gravesend sizzles

PUBLISHED: 08:44 02 August 2011

Sun blazes above north Kent

Sun blazes above north Kent


The mercury topped 29 degrees yesterday as Gravesend once again recorded the highest temperatures in the country.

Holidays makers in spots across the Mediterranean would have been casting envious glances back towards North Kent as the sun blazed across the South East.

Gravesend has already topped the charts this year, hitting 33.1 degrees in June, and while not quite reaching those heights, the thermometer read 29.1 degrees at its peak yesterday.

During the summer of 2003 the town hit 38.1 degrees, a record high, but this was beaten just a day later when a temperature of 38.5 was recorded near Faversham.

Forecasts are for the heat to continue, but with a series of showers also throughout the rest of the week

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