Britain records warmest September day since 1911
Updated: 2016-09-14 09:59
|A woman cools down near a fountain in Battersea Park during a hot day in London, Britain, Sept 13, 2016. [Photo/Agencies]
LONDON - Britain recorded its warmest Sept day in more than 100 years on Tuesday with temperatures rising to over 34 degrees Celsius in the southerncounty of Kent.
The Met Office said on its Twitter page the town of Gravesend recorded a temperature of 34.4 degrees Celsius (93.92°Fahrenheit), making it the hottest day of the year. "This makes it the warmest Sept day since 1911," it said.
London's Heathrow airport and Kew Gardens recorded temperatures of 32.8 Celsius, The Met said earlier.
Londoners took to the city's numerous parks to make the most of the sunshine while in the southern city of Brighton, swimmers headed to the beach.
At London Zoo, keepers sought to cool animals down from the heat, such as giving ice cubes packed with tasty morsels to the meerkats.