HOTTEST DAY: Will tomorrow match the soaring temperatures of July 1 2015?

Tomorrow will mark one year since the UK experienced its hottest day ever on record in the month of July.

Thursday, 30th June 2016, 3:37 pm
Updated Thursday, 30th June 2016, 4:42 pm
A sunny day at The Canch, Worksop

On July 1 2015, temperatures soared to 36.7C (98F).

The reading was recorded at Heathrow, according to the Met Office.

The M1 in Derbyshire was brought to a standstill as a lorry burst into flames, causing two southbound lanes between junctions 28 and 29, for South Normanton and Chesterfield to close.

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However the outlook for the region tomorrow looks slightly different compared to last year, with the Met Office predicting a maximum of 18C.

A chief forecaster said: “Mostly dry at first then sunny spells through the day, with blustery showers developing and turning heavy and thundery at times in the north. Rather cool in a westerly breeze.”