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The heatwave has caused an almost unheard of June harvest at a British farm.
Bisterne Estate in Ringwood, Hants, produces seed barley, milling wheat and biscuit rye.
Farm manager Martin Button says this is the earliest harvest there since 1976.
They began harvesting their 750 acres of arable land on June 28, two weeks earlier than normal.
However, they are expecting a significantly reduced yield as the barley grain is much smaller than in a typical year, which was been attributed to the dry summer.
He said: "We've never started in June in the 30 years I've been here.
"The earliest I can remember is July 2, and we would normally start the harvest between the 12th and 14th of July.