The highest ever temperature record in Wales has been broken again at a village in Flintshire, the Met Office has announced.

Hawarden, a small village near the English border, recorded a provisional air temperature of 37.1C this afternoon, topping the record 35.3C set in Gogerddan, near Aberystwyth, only hours before.

Hawarden was the site of the previous hottest Welsh day on record, according to the Met Office, with a temperature of 35.2°C recorded at Hawarden Bridge on 2nd August 1990.

With the heatwave set to continue for days to come, britons are being urged to stay inside during the hottest period of the day, between 11am and 4pm, to wear sun block and hats, and to stay in the shade and keep hydrated.

Meanwhile, Boris Johnson is facing allegations of having already “checked out” and “clocked off” as Prime Minister after he hosted an exclusive party and took a spin in a fighter jet ahead of the extreme heatwave.

UK Labour criticised Mr Johnson for being absent from Cobra emergency meetings as the UK prepared for its first ever red "extreme heat" warning from the Met Office.

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