Flintshire Council has announced that the bin and waste recycling collections have been stopped early today due to the soaring temperatures. 

The council say that some black bin and recycling rounds will be affected, however all garden waste collections have been completed. 


Wales has provisionally recorded its hottest day on record, according to the Met Office.

The 35.3-dgree temperature was recorded in Gogerddan, near Aberystwyth, by the Met Office, provisionally meaning it was the hottest Welsh day on record.

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It is thought to have broken the previous record of 35.2C in Hawarden, Flintshire, on August 2, 1990.

The temperature needs to be verified before the record can be confirmed.

The extreme heatwave affecting all parts of the UK has prompted a rare amber weather warning to be issued by the Met Office across Wales.

A red weather warning for heat was issued across parts of England.