TimS
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19 July 2022 21:13:27

Originally Posted by: chelseagirl 


. Didn’t cut the grass round it apparently. “ External factors in the surrounding ground upkeep” 



If they’d remembered to cut the bloody grass it might have reached 40.5C.


Brockley, South East London 30m asl
Andy J
19 July 2022 21:14:20

Still a hot 30C here at 10pm.    Despite the radar showing rain here, it's completely dry at the moment.


Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.
Brian Gaze
19 July 2022 21:18:29

Originally Posted by: Ally Pally Snowman 


Looks like Waddington has been discounted by the met office.  Apparently the upkeep of the ground around the site to blame.


More info on their Twitter 



Imagine if it had been the only 40C report today. 


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Rob K
19 July 2022 21:34:47

Originally Posted by: Brian Gaze 


 


Imagine if it had been the only 40C report today. 



Then I think they would have overlooked the grass. 


Yateley, NE Hampshire, 73m asl
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JHutch
19 July 2022 21:39:54

Yep, raging fires in the news because of the dry conditions, lets send up some Chinese lanterns.


 



fairweather
19 July 2022 21:44:45

It just won't cool down tonight. 27.8C outside at 22.40 hrs !!


S.Essex, 42m ASL
Rob K
19 July 2022 21:45:46
I have to say considering we got to 40.2C before 1pm, ending up with 40.3C was a bit of a surprise.
Yateley, NE Hampshire, 73m asl
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fairweather
19 July 2022 21:48:37

Originally Posted by: Andy J 


Still a hot 30C here at 10pm.    Despite the radar showing rain here, it's completely dry at the moment.



Same here - bright echoes directly over on radar but clearly not making it till ground level.


S.Essex, 42m ASL
Charmhills
19 July 2022 21:51:42

31c and nearly 11pm!!!


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LeedsLad123
19 July 2022 21:56:03

Originally Posted by: Rob K 

I have to say considering we got to 40.2C before 1pm, ending up with 40.3C was a bit of a surprise.


I noticed many stations began levelling off at some point. I’d be looking at stations where it’s sunny with only a light breeze and the temperature would begin jumping up and down for no reason - say from 39.5C, down to 39.1C, then up to 39.4C, rinse and repeat for half an hour. 


Whitkirk, Leeds - 85m ASL.
Brian Gaze
19 July 2022 21:57:56

22.8C here so about 17C cooler than it was 7 hours ago.


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Charmhills
19 July 2022 21:58:01

Originally Posted by: JHutch 


Yep, raging fires in the news because of the dry conditions, lets send up some Chinese lanterns.


 





 


FFS!!


Loughborough, EM.

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Duane.
Rob K
19 July 2022 21:59:11

Originally Posted by: LeedsLad123 


 


I noticed many stations began levelling off at some point. I’d be looking at stations where it’s sunny with only a light breeze and the temperature would begin jumping up and down for no reason - say from 39.5C, down to 39.1C, then up to 39.4C, rinse and repeat for half an hour. 



As the Met explained in a tweet there’s only a certain amount of heat in the air even when fully mixed. 


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TimS
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19 July 2022 22:00:35
Just stepping back and reflecting for one moment.

40C is one of those things that you wonder might happen, but assume probably won’t. That it has happened now in 2022 is quite incredible.

I can’t think of any weather event or threshold in my adult life as important as this one: not the snow of 2010, or the record and 100F in 2003, or any storms, floods or droughts in the last 25 years, and we’ve had a fair few. This is so much further beyond the normal range than anything else I’ve experienced.

40C. 40C!
Brockley, South East London 30m asl
White Meadows
19 July 2022 22:02:08

Originally Posted by: TimS 

Just stepping back and reflecting for one moment.

40C is one of those things that you wonder might happen, but assume probably won’t. That it has happened now in 2022 is quite incredible.

I can’t think of any weather event or threshold in my adult life as important as this one: not the snow of 2010, or the record and 100F in 2003, or any storms, floods or droughts in the last 25 years, and we’ve had a fair few. This is so much further beyond the normal range than anything else I’ve experienced.

40C. 40C!

Amen. 

idj20
19 July 2022 22:16:53

Well, that was a cheeky storm. But only gave me 0.6 mm of rain in passing.


Temperatures has dropped down to a more humane 21.6 C, still swampy though as humidity has shot up to 85% but at least there is that brisk west breeze.


Folkestone Harbour. 
Chunky Pea
19 July 2022 22:25:22

Originally Posted by: fairweather 


It just won't cool down tonight. 27.8C outside at 22.40 hrs !!



Sounds horrific to be honest and you have my sympathies. 14c here with a nice NW breeze coming in the window but I still find it oppressive. I really hate summer, not so much for the bright sunshine and lush greenery everywhere, which I embrace, but for temps and humidity like this. Just not built for it and I don't think most pasty arsed, light eyed N Europeans are. 


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Zubzero
19 July 2022 22:27:22

it's crazy the temp just rose about a degree in 20 min from 27.5c to 28.4 this day w3atherwise will take some beating 

marco 79
19 July 2022 22:51:29
27.6c here...at 23.51...crazy
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LeedsLad123
19 July 2022 23:21:43

Originally Posted by: TimS 

Just stepping back and reflecting for one moment.

40C is one of those things that you wonder might happen, but assume probably won’t. That it has happened now in 2022 is quite incredible.

I can’t think of any weather event or threshold in my adult life as important as this one: not the snow of 2010, or the record and 100F in 2003, or any storms, floods or droughts in the last 25 years, and we’ve had a fair few. This is so much further beyond the normal range than anything else I’ve experienced.

40C. 40C!


Not to mention 100F as far north as Yorkshire. The UK didn’t even reach 100F until 2003, and now half of England has passed that threshold, with many towns & cities smashing previous records by up to 5 degrees.


Yorkshire and London’s record high temperatures are now only 0.4C apart.  


Whitkirk, Leeds - 85m ASL.
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