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Video: UK and Ireland bake on the hottest day of the year


Britain has sweltered on the hottest day of the year so far, with soaring temperatures predicted to reach 35C (95F) by the end of the day - making it hotter than Barcelona.

The Met Office has declared a Level 3 heatwave alert and Public Health England is urging people to take care. 

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