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Pollen and spore levels are very high across Sussex
Pollen and spore levels are very high across Sussex

The next couple of days will see temperatures soar across Sussex and, no doubt, many of our readers will be enjoying the sunshine on the coast or inland.

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Paddling pools will be out in force and barbecues will be fired up during the day and evening.

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Many Sussex commuters may need a refrshing cold drink when they return home from work.

Commuters are advised to check their journeys before travelling and have been warned that there may be disruption caused by the hot weather.

The heat is predicted to be so intense that Network Rail has imposed a speed restriction on some services today (Tuesday June 30) to stop the rails from buckling.

“As rails are made out of steel, they expand as they heat up and are subject to strong compression,” Network Rail said on its website.

“This expansion has to be managed to reduce the risk of track buckling.

“If the track does buckle, the line must be closed and the track repaired before services can resume, causing considerable disruption.

“Usually, these repairs can’t be done until the temperature of the rails has dropped.

“If a section of track is judged to be at risk, we introduce local speed restrictions - slower trains exert lower forces on the track and reduce the chance of buckling.”

AA spokesman Paul Watters advised motorists to carry water on long journeys and prepare for extreme temperatures to soften road surfaces.

He said: “Roads start to soften at about 27℃ and if the hot weather lasts they absorb the heat a bit like a storage heater.

“Road surfaces can become a bit like dough and this can lead to cracks and the surface of the road can start to give.”

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