UK swelters during hottest day of the year

Dogs cooling off in the river at Henley-on-Thames, UK

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  • The hottest temperature ever recorded in the UK was 101.3 degrees in August 2003, according to Met office figures.
  • It must be 5 degrees over the maximum average for five consecutive days to be considered a heatwave, says the Met Office.

(CNN)Temperatures have risen to 92 degrees in many parts of the United Kingdom, making Tuesday the hottest day of the year so far.

And as the UK basks in higher than average temperatures, it's no surprise that #hottestdayoftheyear has been trending steadily on social media, closely followed by #scorchio and #ukheatwave.
    The hottest temperature ever recorded in the UK was 101.3 degrees in Faversham, Kent, in August 2003, according to the Met Office.
    Of course, it wouldn't be a British summer without the usual complaints about the weather, only this time people can't decide if the heat is a good or a bad thing.
    In the United States, the temperature is also intensifying, with the unusually hot conditions creating a dangerous heat dome over most of the country.
    While it might be fun in the sun for some, the UK government body Public Health England has urged people to take extra care, particularly the elderly, young children and anyone with existing health problems.
    It's definitely all too much for this tweeter who has other priorities on her mind: