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38.7c officially confirmed  

I'm sorry, but any site used in official readings should already be deemed fit for official use. It should not require extra checks just because it might have a record resting on it, standards and che

The Met Office really don't help themselves at times.  Will be funny if that Cambridge 38.7c is legit. Especially as it's "impossible" for it to get that hot there...

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 With the westward shift in the core of the heat and delaying of the low pressure to the west, I predict that Friday will be the hottest somewhere in East Anglia. I’m going for 37.9 degrees....something similar happened I think in September 2017 when the heat stayed a little longer in eastern areas than anticipated (or the south east at least) resulting in a 34 degrees in Gravesend (I think from memory but do know it was the highest temperature for so late in the year).

On a separate point, I recall that the all time U.K. record was meant to go initially on the Wednesday 6th August but was eventually broken on Sunday 10th August (not predicted in the latter case until a day or so beforehand). So basically, I’m expecting there will be some surprises with this heatwave over the course of this week.

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1 minute ago, Mr Bartlettazores said:

Is it still an official site? Never saw any other observations from it other than that 10 August 2003 record! 

I’m not in the know but if it holds the record it’s got to be official? Was my old stomping ground in north Kent... was at university in Canterbury in 2003 on the day it got to 38c at brogdale... lived in a ground floor student let.. all doors and windows open phew ? 

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17 minutes ago, Mr Bartlettazores said:

 With the westward shift in the core of the heat and delaying of the low pressure to the west, I predict that Friday will be the hottest somewhere in East Anglia. I’m going for 37.9 degrees....something similar happened I think in September 2017 when the heat stayed a little longer in eastern areas than anticipated (or the south east at least) resulting in a 34 degrees in Gravesend (I think from memory but do know it was the highest temperature for so late in the year).

On a separate point, I recall that the all time U.K. record was meant to go initially on the Wednesday 6th August but was eventually broken on Sunday 10th August (not predicted in the latter case until a day or so beforehand). So basically, I’m expecting there will be some surprises with this heatwave over the course of this week.

I think the 6th did break the record but was broken more convincingly on the 10th. The 10th was indeed a pretty short notice affair as we pulled back in severe heat from France briefly.

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22 minutes ago, WillinGlossop said:

I’m not in the know but if it holds the record it’s got to be official? Was my old stomping ground in north Kent... was at university in Canterbury in 2003 on the day it got to 38c at brogdale... lived in a ground floor student let.. all doors and windows open phew ? 

I’ve read about some debate about the Brogdale site and the variables which contributed to the 38.5 record such as the sandy soils (and is it the same as the Faversham weather station or separate since Brogdale is not referred to when Faversham has often since had a hottest day record?).  Regardless, it’s going to be scorchio! ?

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