OXFORDSHIRE will bask beneath scorching sunshine and blue skies today, on the hottest day of the year so far.

Temperatures in Oxford and most of the county were expected to soar to 32 degrees Celsius by 3pm, topping that of tropical holiday destinations including LA and Mauritius. 

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Oxford Mail:

Met Office weather for Oxford

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service has urged the public to stay safe at rivers and lakes, reminding people of the dangers of wild swimming.

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Chiltern Railways has advised that its services will be running up to six minutes late due to speed restrictions, prompted by the hot weather.

Many people will be heading to parks, pools or pub gardens to make the most of the long-awaited arrival of summer weather - because it won't last long.

Temperatures tomorrow are forecast to plunge by 10 degrees, hovering just above 20 Celsius.

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June 29 heatwave in Oxfordshire

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Today’s top temperatures in Bicester

Today’s top temperatures in Bicester
David Bambrook

Just came back from Majorca and this the only pool I could find 31° Banbury

Just came back from Majorca and this the only pool I could find 31° Banbury
Carlo Cavallo

People swimming at Port Meadow in Oxford this afternoon

People swimming at Port Meadow in Oxford this afternoon
Community contributor

A Changing Room with a View Taken yesterday at Hinksey Outdoor Pool

A Changing Room with a View 
Taken yesterday at Hinksey Outdoor Pool
Esther Johnson

Kyro in his paddling pool in Botley

Kyro in his paddling pool in Botley
Corrine Simmons