Well this has been yet another epic fail. An unmitigated disaster.
27C at 9am should have seen the record smashed but yet again the overcast comes into ruin things
Horrible cloud fest day again. The sun is now shining through thin high cloud after being almost entirely absent since 9:30am but the temperature is actually falling and is the lowest it's been all day at 24.5C
Yet again we have failed to reach 28C, a value that was not only reached during 1976, 1995 and 2006 but also during unexceptional summers like 1950, 1958 and 1986.
The only records that come close to be equalled in summer these days are cold records.
Utterly awful day and 'heatwave'. 0/10.