Britain experiences its hottest day of the year

STORY: Aerial footage on Friday showed people cooling off in a "sky pool" suspended between two high-rise buildings in the capital London. Others took a dip in the sea in the popular coastal city of Brighton. People took to paddle boards off the coast of Dover in England's southeast.

Britain's meteorological office said the temperature would exceed the highest recorded in 2021 and in some south and southeastern areas were very likely to meet the threshold for a heatwave event.

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) issued "heat-health alerts" for London, the east and southeast of the country, warning people to follow public health advice for high temperatures.

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