Matthew O’Callaghan, who organises the town’s food festivals, was amazed to see the reading on his thermometer at home.
He said: “It’s 40.3 in Asfordby Road this afternoon.
“It’s officially Melting Mowbray!”
Meanwhile the local fire service has declared a ‘major incident’ across Leicestershire and Rutland due to the high number of call-outs crews are responding to.
A spokesperson for Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service said: “We will not be attending automatic fire alarms at the moment.
"Please only call us if it’s an emergency.”
And the fire service also warned: “Please do not be tempted to enter open water venues to cool off as the water temperature will still be dangerously cold and threatening to life.”
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