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East Malling named sunniest place in UK on record-breaking Bank Holiday Monday

Kent enjoyed more sunshine than anywhere else in the country on a record-breaking Bank Holiday Monday.

Many day-trippers flocked to the coast to enjoy the high temperatures, but it was actually East Malling which was the sunniest place in the UK.

However, despite the area being exposed to 13.2 hours of sunlight, the most heat was recorded at Heathrow, where the mercury rose to 33.2 °C.

East Malling enjoyed more sunshine than anywhere else in the country on Monday.
East Malling enjoyed more sunshine than anywhere else in the country on Monday.

It is not the first time East Malling has enjoyed more sun than anywhere else this summer, as it also took that record on June 29.

The Met Office says similar conditions can be expected again today, with many parts of the county forecast to experience temperatures north of 30 °C once more.

However, health chiefs have been urging people to take care in the heat.

A Harley Street doctor is urging you to properly protect yourself in the sun as a heatwave sweeps Kent and the South East

Kent County Council director for public health, Andrew Scott-Clark, said over the weekend: “Weather like this is something many people look forward to every year and go out and enjoy.

"But it’s worth remembering that sunny spells can pose health risks for some people.

"It’s important to protect yourself from too much sun or heat, to carry water when travelling and to think of those, such as young children or older people, who may feel the heat more acutely than others.”

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