Zubzero
20 July 2022 12:57:05

Originally Posted by: Ally Pally Snowman 


 


Rob, what site did you get this information from? 


 


I'm not Rob, but they are from 


http://weatherobs.com/ 


 

Gusty
20 July 2022 12:57:31

Originally Posted by: TimS 


I saw on Twitter something implying Brogdale only managed 39.0C yesterday. Which seems strange given my PWS up in the downs got to 39.2C and generally doesn't over-report, and Brogdale is downslope in North Kent in a proper hotspot.



Its possible that Brogdale may have been affected by a local sea breeze across parts of Sheppey and some other North Kent coastal stations ? See Darren's post yesterday. 


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Ally Pally Snowman
20 July 2022 12:57:46

Originally Posted by: Zubzero 


 


I'm not Rob, but they are from 


http://weatherobs.com/ 


 



Thanks


 


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Rob K
20 July 2022 13:14:33
So following on from this historic spell, here is the updated list of the top 10 hottest days ever in the UK. Shame we didn't take both top spots, but never mind!

1: 40.3C - 19 July 2022 - Coningsby
2: 38.7C - 25 July 2019 - Cambridge Botanic Garden
3: 38.5C - 10 August 2003 - Brogdale
4: 38.1C* - 18 July 2022 - Santon Downham
5: 37.8C - 31 July 2020 - Heathrow
6: 37.1C - 3 August 1990 - Cheltenham
7=: 36.7C - 1 July 2015 - Heathrow
7=: 36.7C - 9 August 1911 - Raunds
9: 36.6C - 2 August 1990 - Worcester
10: 36.5C - 19 July 2006 - Wisley

This has pushed two 36.4C days (7 August 2020 at Kew Gardens and 6 August 2003 at Gravesend) out of the top 10.
It also means 4 out of the top 5 hottest days ever have occurred within the last three years (from today, not calendar years), and 7 out of 10 within the last 20 years. I'm sure it won't be long before those stragglers from the 20th century get demoted too.

(* the actual figure was recorded as 38.15C in the raw data, so I am not sure why it was not rounded up!)
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Caz
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20 July 2022 13:18:00

Originally Posted by: Chunky Pea 


 


If you recorded 42.3c Caz, then that is what the temp was in your location and what you experienced. Might not be 'official', but it is valid for your one spot in the world. 


  That’s quite true! 


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scillydave
20 July 2022 13:24:45

Originally Posted by: Caz 


  That’s quite true! 



Caz, you were right in the heart of where the models were forecasting the highest temperatures so I wouldn't be surprised if your reading wasn't too far off.


I certainly think the lack of stations meant that we missed out on having a much higher officially recorded temperature. 


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Caz
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20 July 2022 13:57:50

Originally Posted by: scillydave 


 


Caz, you were right in the heart of where the models were forecasting the highest temperatures so I wouldn't be surprised if your reading wasn't too far off.


I certainly think the lack of stations meant that we missed out on having a much higher officially recorded temperature. 


 


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johncs2016
20 July 2022 15:50:41

I've just watched Gavin P.'s latest 10-14 day forecast video where he mentioned that the provisional Scottish record from yesterday is now up to 35.1°C as recorded at Floors Castle in Roxburghshire in the Scottish Borders.

That indeed has also been confirmed on Sean Beatty's Twitter feed which means that the particular station which I have just mentioned, has now taken over from Charterhall as the current provisional record holder although Floor's Castle is also not far from here in Hawick, and that was also deemed before the event itself, to be the favourite to take that title which the actual record is officially confirmed by the Met Office.

In a recent post when I was talking about 18:00 UTC SYNOP codes etc., I did predict that the actual record might end up being over 35°C, and that has now been shown to be correct.


The north of Edinburgh, usually always missing out on snow events which occur not just within the rest of Scotland or the UK, but also within the rest of Edinburgh.
idj20
20 July 2022 15:57:56
Jesus, the amount of people on social media comparing Summer 1976 and this recent exceptional hot spell and treating it like there is some kind of hidden agenda just makes me despair for mankind. Both Summers will be remembered but for different reasons, nothing more nothing less.


Horses for courses and all that as attitudes changes as we go into the internet era and we look back at the past with rose tinted lens.

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fairweather
20 July 2022 15:58:22

It is strange that today's maximum (so far) is much later than the last two days here. 26.9C at 16.40.


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Bolty
20 July 2022 16:05:13

Originally Posted by: idj20 


Jesus, the amount of people on social media comparing Summer 1976 and this recent exceptional hot spell and treating it like there is some kind of hidden agenda just makes me despair for mankind. Both Summers will be remembered but for different reasons, nothing more nothing less.


Horses for courses and all that as attitudes changes as we go into the internet era and we look back at the past with rose tinted lens.


It upsets me because they are also ruining the legacy of summer 1976. Rather than it being remembered as simply a great summer, it is now getting connotations of climate change denial and conspiracy theories to it's name, which I find very sad. I fear that we will soon get to a point where it will be uncomfortable even mentioning that summer.


As you say, both events are memorable and extraordinary for different reasons. Summer 1976 for being a long, hot summer and the recent spell for being a short, but intense heat spike that smashed records all over the country. Can we just leave it at that, rather than it being all these "we survived then" nonsense?


It would be like someone ruining the legacy of December 2010 with conspiracy theories. It's very saddening from a weather enthusiast point of view.


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fairweather
20 July 2022 16:05:32

Originally Posted by: idj20 


Jesus, the amount of people on social media comparing Summer 1976 and this recent exceptional hot spell and treating it like there is some kind of hidden agenda just makes me despair for mankind. Both Summers will be remembered but for different reasons, nothing more nothing less.


Horses for courses and all that as attitudes changes as we go into the internet era and we look back at the past with rose tinted lens.


I'm just thankful it's not a '76 style heatwave given the temperatures we can now achieve. Even in my twenties weeks and weeks of unbroken sunshine and days of temperatures in the 30's was hard enough  - but 50 years on !


S.Essex, 42m ASL
Rob K
20 July 2022 16:21:23

I have just updated this list to include the manual stations.


Originally Posted by: Rob K 


OK I think this is the final list of all the (non-manual) stations that matched or broke the old record, now updated to include the manual readings. I make it 44, or 43 if you discount Waddington.

Coningsby 40.3C
Waddington 40.3C (discounted by Met Office due to non-standard exposure)
Heathrow 40.2C
St James's Park 40.2C
Gringley on the Hill 40.1C
Kew Gardens 40.1C
Cranwell 40.0C
Northolt 40.0C
Cambridge Botanic Garden 39.9C
Cambridge NIAB 39.9C
Charlwood 39.9C
Cranwell 39.9C
Scampton 39.9C
Wittering 39.9C
Bramham 39.8C
Monks Wood 39.8C
Nottingham WC 39.8C
Battersea Heliport 39.6C
Teddington Bushy Park 39.6C
Topcliffe 39.6C
Woburn 39.6C
Bedford 39.5C
Normanby Hall 39.5C
Sheffield 39.4C
Sutton Bonington 39.4C
Wisley 39.3C
Chertsey Abbey Mead 39.2C
Marham 39.2C
Holbeach 39.1C
Ryhill 39.1C
Writtle 39.1C
Brogdale 39.0C
Mildenhall 39.0C (highest hourly reading)
Santon Downham 39.0C
High Beach 38.9C
Wellesbourne 38.9C
Coleshill 38.8C
Iver Waterworks 38.8C
Leeming 38.8C
Benson 38.7C
Church Lawford 38.7C
Coventry 38.7C
Houghton Hall 38.7C
Stowe 38.7C




There are also two airports that recorded 40C METARs (the 39C METARs could have been below 38.7)

Humberside 40C (rounded)
Doncaster 40C (rounded)



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redmoons
20 July 2022 16:37:18

Originally Posted by: Rob K 


I have just updated this list to include the manual stations.


 



Thanks for this, Rob 


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Caz
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20 July 2022 16:48:39

Originally Posted by: idj20 


Jesus, the amount of people on social media comparing Summer 1976 and this recent exceptional hot spell and treating it like there is some kind of hidden agenda just makes me despair for mankind. Both Summers will be remembered but for different reasons, nothing more nothing less.


Horses for courses and all that as attitudes changes as we go into the internet era and we look back at the past with rose tinted lens.

 That’s precisely why I steer clear of social media!  


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20 July 2022 16:57:02

Originally Posted by: Bolty 


 


It upsets me because they are also ruining the legacy of summer 1976. Rather than it being remembered as simply a great summer, it is now getting connotations of climate change denial and conspiracy theories to it's name, which I find very sad. I fear that we will soon get to a point where it will be uncomfortable even mentioning that summer.


As you say, both events are memorable and extraordinary for different reasons. Summer 1976 for being a long, hot summer and the recent spell for being a short, but intense heat spike that smashed records all over the country. Can we just leave it at that, rather than it being all these "we survived then" nonsense?


It would be like someone ruining the legacy of December 2010 with conspiracy theories. It's very saddening from a weather enthusiast point of view.


  Exactly that!  I really wish people would keep social media arguments off here as well!  This is a unique place to discuss our common interest in weather with no need to take sides. 


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Heavy Weather 2013
20 July 2022 17:10:52
Can I just say thank your to everyone for the contributions to this thread over the last 24hrs. It’s been a memorable event, one that makes our community so special. A special mention to Rob K for pulling all the stats togeather.

Brian, please can you keep it open until midnight and then close and move the archive thread.
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Jiries
20 July 2022 17:13:24
Before closing this thread which furthest station up north that reached 100F
LeedsLad123
20 July 2022 17:19:18

Originally Posted by: Jiries 

Before closing this thread which furthest station up north that reached 100F


Leeming I believe - 38.8C (101.8F)


 


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leeming,_North_Yorkshire


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Jiries
20 July 2022 17:19:19

Originally Posted by: Rob K 


I have just updated this list to include the manual stations.


 



Seem Birmingham not reached 38C 100F? as there not on the list, nearest to me is Coleshill than Coventry which my app Nuneaton briefly reached 39C 

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