Hottest August day for 17 years in UK – or south-east England at least

Posted: August 7, 2020 by oldbrew in News, Temperature, weather

Fine summer weather [image credit: BBC]

So there was at least one higher temperature recorded in England in August 2003. Seventeen more years of increasing ’emissions’, which are supposed to be so dire according to a popular climate theory, haven’t made any difference to the peak figure so far. In fact July 2020 was noticeably cooler than average, but now a southerly wind has blown in some Saharan heat for a few days, most strongly to the near-continent regions. Not before time!
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The UK has seen its hottest day in August for 17 years, as temperatures reached more than 36C (96.8F) in south-east England, reports BBC News.

Crowds headed to the coast to enjoy the weather, but people have been urged to adhere to social distancing.

Warm weather will continue over the weekend for much of the UK, according to the Met Office.

The highest temperatures are expected in England and Wales, with fresher weather forecast for Scotland and NI.

A band of rain will move across Scotland and Northern Ireland on Friday afternoon, the Met Office tweeted.

As of 15:00 BST on Friday, the mercury reached 36.4C at London’s Heathrow Airport, making it the hottest August day since 2003, BBC Weather said.

Earlier, a high of 26.4C was recorded in Wales (Usk), 23.5C in Scotland (Charterhall, Scottish Borders), and 20.9C in Northern Ireland (Katesbridge).

The sweltering temperatures come just one week after the UK recorded a yearly high of 37.8C at Heathrow.

Continued here.

  1. MrGrimNasty says:

    And Phew Gardens.

    If the months were set out 1 day different it would have been the hottest August day since a week ago!

  2. oldbrew says:

    Occasionally southern parts of the UK get on the end of a continental high pressure system bringing heat from the Sahara.

    Parts of Wales, Scotland and N. Ireland stayed below 20C, a very long way off the Heathrow temp. Northern England had mid-20s.

    Sky News this morning had a dopey interview with ultra-warmist Bob Ward, letting him ramble on about the heat with no pushback. Where was he last month when UK temps were well below the norm for July?
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    ‘Extreme heat’ 🤣

  3. Stephen Richards says:

    Or central London. The lack of professional behaviour from the UKMO is astounding but not unexpected. They are waiting on the release of the next £billion ??

  4. Stephen Richards says:

    It was 38°C on my thermometer in the shade yesterday. This morning at 9.00 it was 25°C

    [reply] not in the UK though

  5. oldbrew says:

    Over to Bob Ward at Climate Doom Central for expert analysis…

    Weather record smashed as Tasmania confirms coldest temperature ever
    Yahoo News Australia
    7 August 2020

    Just days after recording the first heavy snowfall in 40 years in Launceston, Tasmania has now recorded its lowest ever temperature.

    Liawenee, in Tasmania’s Central Plateau, dropped to a bone-chilling -14.2C on Friday about 6am.

  6. Chaswarnertoo says:

    Utter, utter BS.

  7. oldbrew says:

    Still no response from the Met Office to my comment i.e. moderation paralysis.

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