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Could be a very high reading from Heathrow tomorrow, that's if someone decides to super glue themselves to the thermometer.🤣

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St James park 25.7c

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25.2 Porthmadog

it's an easterly, logically West downwind of hills should be warmest, need this haze to eff off from most of England to get into the 20s widely there. Should beat Febs temp but nothing record breaking like April 2003

Edited by Summer of 95

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This is a list of the entries that I see on the thread. I have copied verbatim the locations as the posters gave them, what they actually mean in terms of counties is up to Paul and/or the organizers. This is not contest official, just a free service from Kontestmann. (I do these in my sleep) ...

... note ... duplicate entries are shown in order of submission ... any comments about timing are reduced to very small print

Top temp ___ Forecaster _______ Predicted location (verbatim no edits by me except where showing a user location in one case, info underlined)

28.8 _______ leedsnowfan ______Northolt and Heathrow

28.2 _______ Roger J Smith _____in Middlesex

27.5 _______ Sizzling Heat ______on Bournemouth Beach

27.2 _______ Let It Snow! _______in Kent

27.2 _______ Emmett Garland ___Gravesend

27.1 _______ SunnyDazee ______ Kent (Gravesend)

26.6 _______ markwells ________ in Cambridgeshire on Monday

26.5 _______ Norrance _________ Surrey

26.5 _______ Polar Gael ________ London

26.4 _______ Candice __________ greater London

26.3 _______ mother nature rocks _at Heathrow

26.2 _______ Azazel ___________ Kew

26.2 _______ mikeofmacc _______ Kent

26.2 _______ Mark wheeler ______Northolt

26.2 _______ Matt Tarrant _______ Kew Gardens

26.1 _______ Rickoza67 ________ in Faversham.

26*________ Radiating Dendrite __ somewhere to the west of central London later this weekend early next.

25.9 _______ matty40s _________ Heathrow

25.8 _______ Stargazer _________ Heathrow

25.8 _______ Pembroke Dangler __ Flintshire

25.7 _______DiagonalRedLine ___ Manchester (5pm on Saturday)

25.7 _______ Ross Andrew Hemphill _in Kent

25.7 _______ DAVID SNOW ______ "my back garden" (user location Romford, Essex)

25.7 _______ Huntforsnow _______ Heathrow

25.7 _______ fromey ___________ St James park

25.6 _______ 38*5 C ___________ Northolt

25.3 _______ Dancerwithwings ___ Kent

25.3 _______ Gazbo ___________ Winsley Surrey

25.3 _______ Man with Beard ____ Heathrow (is that iMiddlesex or Berkshire?)

25.3 _______ Frosty hollows _____ Heathrow

25.2 _______ Ed Stone _________ in Kent

25.2 _______ wolvesman _______ Middlesex (Heathrow area)

25.2 _______ Earthshine _______ (no location given)

25.2 _______ Team Squirrel _____ West Sussex

25.2 _______ Summer of 95 _____ Porthmadog

25.2 _______ SteveB ___________Oxfordshire

25.1 _______ Leo97t ___________ in St James Park

25.1 _______ I Remember Atl 252 _Gravesend area, to be reached 3.30pm Sat 20th April

25.1 _______ Quicksilver 1989 ___ at Heathrow airport.

25.1 _______ cookie ___________ Yorkshire

25* ________ AnthonyMcquade7__ Cardiff on Saturday

24.9 _______ Paul1968 _________ Heathrow Airport

24.8 _______ laddie ____________ Oxfordshire

24.8 _______ Joneseye _________ Wisley

24.7 _______ CheesepuffScott ___ in Hampshire

24.7 _______ pinball wizard _____ Oxfordshire

24.6 _______ Mapantz __________South London

24.6 _______ smichling _________ Middlesex - Heathrow

24.4 _______ virtualsphere ______ Lincolnshire, Easter Monday

24.3 _______ DR(S)NO _________ London area

24.2 _______ Kirkcaldy Weather __ Hampshire

24.1 _______ Feb1991Blizzard ___ Richmond, Surrey

23.8 _______ Milhouse _________ Wiltshire

23.8 _______ DanBaynes _______ Gravesend

23.4 _______ Chris R. __________ at Porthmadog, gwynedd. 

23.4 _______ matt111 __________ North London

23.2 _______ Lauren ___________ in Kent

23.2 _______ Badgers01 ________ wisely

23.1 _______ Mike Poole ________ Surrey 

22.9 _______ Daniel* ___________ at Heathrow

21.7 _______ Another Kent clipper _ in Chelmsford

 

__ 61 entries, consensus (median value) 25.2 __

__________________________________________________

* no decimal given (26, Radiating Dendrite) .. (25, AnthonyMcquade7)

Edited by Roger J Smith

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Good luck to everyone who entered 😄

Sorry @seaside 60 the cut-off was last night, so you won't be able to win the prize. Thanks @Roger J Smith for collating the entries, saved me a job!

I'll update tomorrow morning with today's max, and so on through the weekend. The winner will be announced Tuesday.

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Already several 20c+ recorded, should easily sail past the bottom few forecasts. AROME going for a local 24 near Heathrow, and also 23-24c locally on the south coast.

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It appears that Heathrow is in Middlesex rather than Berkshire (to answer the question posed by MWB) or in greater London since Middlesex does not seem to exist as a county any longer. But when it did, Heathrow was in Middlesex. Now it's in greater London. Berkshire begins very close to the western edge of the airport. 

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1 hour ago, Roger J Smith said:

It appears that Heathrow is in Middlesex rather than Berkshire (to answer the question posed by MWB) or in greater London since Middlesex does not seem to exist as a county any longer. But when it did, Heathrow was in Middlesex. Now it's in greater London. Berkshire begins very close to the western edge of the airport. 

Does that mean my Surrey guess will be null and void?  i think its ridiculous this thing, its like around here, its now called Greater Manchester, where as most people either prefer Yorkshire or Lancashire depending on their heritage.

Edited by feb1991blizzard

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1 hour ago, Roger J Smith said:

It appears that Heathrow is in Middlesex rather than Berkshire (to answer the question posed by MWB) or in greater London since Middlesex does not seem to exist as a county any longer. But when it did, Heathrow was in Middlesex. Now it's in greater London. Berkshire begins very close to the western edge of the airport. 

There are perhaps several entries like that where specifics like Heathrow or Kew Gardens have been given. Should we use the original counties as the definition as requested in the original post?

Edut. I think Feb is making a similar point just as I posted re Surrey.

Edited by Norrance

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Guesses with specific locations or wrong counties etc will still be counted, we'll figure out what county is intended and use common sense / fairness around that for the trickier ones.

Bearin mind too that the location part is only for the bonus prize anyway.

Edited by Paul

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Don't quote me on that Heathrow thing, I looked it up and found it ultra-confusing, there used to be a smaller county of London, then a bigger greater London that swallowed up Middlesex and some parts of Surrey. Northolt also could be taken as Middlesex or greater London. I said Middlesex not even realizing that it wasn't considered to exist any more, and when I looked at the map, where I thought would be Middlesex is actually partly Hertfordshire or southeast Bucks. But Northolt and Heathrow often top out if isn't Gravesend or central London. 

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