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Ballywatticock in Co Down where a new high of 31.2 degrees was recorded. Credit: Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Ballywatticock in Co Down where a new high of 31.2 degrees was recorded. Credit: Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Ballywatticock in Co Down where a new high of 31.2 degrees was recorded. Credit: Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Many readers will have been unaware of the existence of the magnificently-named Ballywatticock before it made headlines as officially the hottest spot in Northern Ireland on Saturday.

It broke the record for the hottest temperature — 31.2 degrees — ever recorded, enough to make the public sit up on their sun loungers and take notice.


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