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July 1983

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Having been born in 1986, I wasn't around obviously for this month. However, looking back at the records it seems like a forgotten, long, hot month. Heathrow had an average maxima of 27.7c in July '83. I struggle to find many months with a higher average maxima.

What memories do people have of July 1983? 

Here are the maximas recorded at Heathrow:

1st 22.3c

2nd 25.3c

3rd 26.2c

4th 28.4c

5th 29c

6th 26.6c

7th 26.1c

8th 28.2c

9th 27.2c

10th 27.5c  

11th 31c  

12th 31c

13th 31.6c

14th 31.4c

15th 32.6c

16th 33c

17th 28.5c

18th 28.5c

19th 25.6c   

20th 21.2c   

21st 23.8c 

22nd 27.3c

23rd 24.6c

24th 22.7c

25th 25.3c

26th 28.2c

27th 27c

28th 27c

29th 31.4c

30th 30c

31st 29c

Edited by danm

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Yes a lovely hot month being at school at the time but remember haymaking on the farm without having to worry about the weather.A brilliant summer  but beaten by the even better  following summer in 1984

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Seems like that will have been a very sticky month!

I don't remember it, but then again I was only 5 and a half in the summer of '83.

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The day that turned tonight july 1983. have the article in my weather book. remember it well

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was hot and sunny July..but from what i remember it was not humid so was a dry heat..heat came from hot easterlies mainly rather than hot southerlies..i was at school so this was luscious summer holidays

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On ‎7‎/‎12‎/‎2017 at 22:01, hillbilly said:

Yes a lovely hot month being at school at the time but remember haymaking on the farm without having to worry about the weather.A brilliant summer  but beaten by the even better  following summer in 1984

Yes we don`t get summers like use to that's a fact.

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July 1983 remains the hottest calendar month on record in south-western Britain.  Eastern coastal areas in contrast had a lot of low cloud in the first half, so in the north-east August 1995 and July 2006 (especially the latter) were generally somewhat hotter.  For the CET it is the second hottest calendar month, just behind July 2006 and just ahead of August 1995.

Edited by Thundery wintry showers

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I remember a first family holiday that year in Cornwall. Traveled overnight from the West Midlands through an incredible electrical storm.This was the evening of the day I broke up from school - around 20th July.

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