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Britain is so hot a woman says she fried an egg - inside her car.

Jill Hembury, 62, decided to use the blasting heatwave yesterday (18 July) for a spot of cooking. She managed to fry an egg on the dashboard of her car.

The gardener from St Werburgs, Bristol said: "Walking out of the front door is like walking out of an airplane in Spain! The egg only took 20 minutes to cook - it was hilarious!"

Using an old war-time thermometer to measure the heat, Jill claims the 32-year-old Honda Civic was at least 45 degrees Celsius.

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She said: "The thermometer actually went off the top when I placed it on the dashboard - it went to 45 degrees and then wouldn't go any further."

She explained the fun activity was one that was a tradition in her family whilst growing up.

The grandmother-of-eight revealed: "When we were kids we used to have these terracotta tiled windowsills - and they used to get red hot! We used to try cooking eggs on there with varying success. So I thought it would be fun to show my grandchildren these pictures."

Jill says this morning (19 July), she hopes to continue the tradition and cook herself a breakfast of toast, salmon and scrambled eggs.

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Jill added: "I would cook it all on the bonnet but there's no way it would have lasted with all the seagulls we have around it! I am going to try toasting my bread on the aerial and hope the gulls don't get it before I do!".

SWNS reporting by Lauren Beavis.

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