June 28, was the hottest day of the year 1976 in United Kingdom. The temperature in Southampton was recorded as 35.4 degree Celsius. Heathrow recorded a temperature of over 30C for 16 consecutive days from June 23 to July 8.
The humid weather caused a drought across the UK – some places going 45 days without rain, which resulted in numerous bush fires. The heatwave also caused a swarms of an estimated 23.65 billion seven-spotted ladybirds across southern and eastern England.
People from London enjoyed and rushed to the beaches, pools. Here below are some photos that showed how Londoners reacted to the one of the hottest years.