Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Sun worshippers were out in force on Saltburn beach as scorching temperatures looked set to break records. This week's temperatures could be the highest ever recorded for July and they say tomorrow could set a new all-time high for the UK - beating the current record of 38.5C set in Faversham in Kent on August 10, 2003. While Teesside is predicted to reach up to 31C, temperatures of 37C are expected across the South-east. The blazing sun and soaring temperatures saw many heading for the coast. Saltburn and Redcar beaches were packed with families eating ice creams and fish and chips. Pensioner John Laws, from Middlesbrough, visited Saltburn with his wife Celia. He said: "This area speaks for itself. The colour of the sky, the colour of the sea and the cleanliness of the beach. Who needs Spain? People will be packing up and coming to Saltburn instead."