The United Kingdom rarely makes world news for record heat, but this weekend has changed that philosophy.
An all-time October record high of 29.9 degrees Celsius (85.8 degrees Fahrenheit) was set Oct. 1 in Gravesend, Kent. The previous record was 29.4 degrees Celsius (84.9 degrees Fahrenheit) set on Oct. 1, 1985 in March, Cambridgeshire.
The record heat was sparked by a high pressure system over Europe which brought persistent warm air to the U.K. from the south. However, changes are on the way.
A cold front will sweep over the region Monday into Tuesday which will erase the heat from west to east. The warmth will hang on across Wales and southern England on Monday before cooling down on Tuesday. (AccuWeather)
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