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Britain bakes on hottest day of the year

Friday, July 18, 2014 - 01:07

Tourists and workers in London sprawl in the sun as temperatures head up to 32 degrees Celsius -- or 90 degrees Fahrenheit -- across the UK. Vanessa Johnston reports.

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Britain's famously temperamental weather settled into a hot spell on Friday. This was London by night. But by day, people were sprawled under the sun, as temperatures reached up to 32 degrees Celsius -- or 90 degrees Fahrenheit. For these Londoners -- who were taking a break from the office -- the heat was a bit hard to handle. (SOUNDBITE) (English) OFFICE WORKER RICHARD MORRISON SAYING: "When you've been out here for a while and you're starting to sweat a little bit, it's nice to go back into the air con and cool out for five minutes. But no, definitely, I definitely wouldn't want to miss it." (SOUNDBITE) (English) OFFICE WORKER DEMETRI ZISSIMOS SAYING: "It's nice in the shade. Out in the sun exact, you know, not so much." But these tourists didn't mind the high temperatures at all. (SOUNDBITE) (English) TOURIST TAMMY BARBUR SAYING: "Oh my gosh, I'm enjoying London so much, it's beautiful and the weather's beautiful today, it's fantastic." (SOUNDBITE) (English) TOURIST RACHEL BOZICH SAYING: "People say it's been a little too hot, but I don't mind it. We were just in Ireland and it was really rainy, so this is exactly what we want." The hot spell is not likely to last and may be broken over the weekend.

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Britain bakes on hottest day of the year

Friday, July 18, 2014 - 01:07