sees its hottest day of the year so far as heatwave continues
hottest day of the year so far in Burnham-On-Sea saw beach goers
cooling off in the sea on Thursday (July 24th) - and the heatwave
is forecast to continue over the weekend.
hit 30.2C (86.3F) at 5.19pm on Thursday, exceeding the previous
record set earlier this month.
in Burnham, Brean and Berrow have been busy, with many visitors
paddling or swimming to cool off.
beach warden said there had been an estimated 600 people on the
town's beach mid-afternoon on Thursday, with the busy school holiday
period now well underway.
good weather is forecast by the Met Office over the next few days
as the hot spell continues in the region. Most holiday parks and
camp sites in the area are reporting bumper trade.
temperatures peaked at 30.2C and saw an average daytime (6am-6pm)
temperature of 24.2C, according to Brent Knoll weather station.
The scenes on Burnham beach on Thursday as the record temperature
for the year was reached