HEATWAVE: Hottest day of the year so far, but we’re not quite breaking records yet

Today is set to be the hottest day of the year so far.

Today is set to be the hottest day of the year so far.

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Temperatures are expected to hit 30C today, making it the hottest day of the year so far.

But there’s still a way to go before we reach the highest temperature recorded in the East Midlands.

Met Office statistics show that occurred on August 3, 1990 when the mercury hit 37.1C in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

The warm temperatures are expected to last throughout the week, though spells of rain are likely.

A yellow be aware alert of rain has been issed for Derbyshire between 4pm and 11.50pm today with thunderstorms expected.

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