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Flash floods hit Forres on hottest recorded day in the history of the United Kingdom


By Jonathan Clark

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FOR the United Kingdom, July 19 will go down in the books as the hottest day in recorded history.

Temperatures bypassed 40 degrees in parts of England and Wales, with Coningsby in Lincolnshire recording a temperature of 40.3 degrees Celsius.

In Forres, however, the mercury only hit 26 degrees Celsius at the day's peak – before a dinner-time downpour left areas flooded.

Residents at the top of Forbeshill were left to drive through a river of water.

Flash flooding hit the top of Forbeshill last night.
Flash flooding hit the top of Forbeshill last night.
Flash flooding hit the top of Forbeshill last night.
Flash flooding hit the top of Forbeshill last night.

Meanwhile, residents in the Fleurs area were yet again forced to deal with the after-effects of a heavy downpour.

Water entered gardens in that area of Forres – which has flooded several times over the last couple of years.

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