Office workers and shoppers poured into Calverley Grounds yesterday, as temperatures hit a sweltering 88°F (31°C) – hotter than Beirut or Istanbul.
While ice cream vendors celebrated soaring sales it was a different story for iPad users whose tablets flashed the message: ‘Need to cool down before you can use it’.
The exceptionally high temperatures are not expected to continue, with a drop down to 70°F (21°C) by Thursday and a fair chance of showers on Friday. Over the last 20 years 88°F has been the highest recorded local temperature.
Tunbridge Wells Post Office closed ‘due to the temperature inside the branch’.