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Hot week - guess the temperature competition

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30 minutes ago, matty007 said:

It was the cloud.

Whatever, conditions were ripe...we failed. That to me is notable.

 

BFTP

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Posted (edited)
59 minutes ago, matty007 said:

Well done Rob 🙂

Looks like I might have been stitched up by Brogdale and its dodgy hedge!

Edited by Rob K

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Didn't somebody say that Cambridge had no chance of taking the highest temperature today, lol.

Edited by Thundershine

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1 hour ago, Thundershine said:

Didn't somebody say that Cambridge had no chance of taking the highest temperature today, lol.

No. I said it could take the highest tempreture, but not the all time record.

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2 hours ago, Rob K said:

Looks like I might have been stitched up by Brogdale and its dodgy hedge!

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Wait Until the official Northolt reading comes in later 😂😂

Edited by Mark wheeler

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3 hours ago, Mark wheeler said:

Wait Until the official Northolt reading comes in later 😂😂

Northolt reading came in ages ago, max was 37.6C. As for Brogdale, word is that it's still to be checked. There was a rumour that it was 38.4C but I think that was a myth!

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Cambridge @ 38.1c has confirmed as the top temperature yesterday (for the sake of this competition) by the Met Office extremes feed. So, that gives us a set of leaders (and very likely winners!).

Assuming nothing extremely crazy happens today, we'll do a random draw and two of the people on this list will be the winners. 

@Onding

@OddSpot

@bazookabob

@Rob K

@Carl46Wrexham

@Team Squirrel

@MattStoke

The draw will take place tomorrow 😄 

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Still unconfirmed as that stage reports of Brogdale, Kent recording 38.4c yesterday

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9 minutes ago, Summer Sun said:

Cambridge Botanic Garden showing 38.7c 

https://wow.metoffice.gov.uk/observations/details/?site_id=27484233

 

Will be interesting to see if yesterday's temps are revised up or not

This is what happened in 2003.

It took a while for the Faversham 'result' to come in.

We could yet be looking at the hottest day ever yesterday.

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I did flag up this possibility yesterday, as the manual station was right in the prime spot.

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11 minutes ago, Rob K said:

I did flag up this possibility yesterday, as the manual station was right in the prime spot.

Unfortunate that the site does conjure up the image of a thermometer in the greenhouse!

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16 hours ago, BLAST FROM THE PAST said:

Whatever, conditions were ripe...we failed. That to me is notable.

 

BFTP

Over Heathrow some cloud scuppered it.

However I think residents in many other places in Central and Eastern UK will disagree. Local records broken in Sheffield, Lincolnshire, Kent and Sussex.

Temperatures like 38.1C in Cambridge are notable no matter which way we look at it. Especially when this was only a 3 day plume. The 2003 heatwave persisted for much longer meaning the atmospheric circulation pattern was much more favourable for particularly high temperatures.

Edited by Quicksilver1989

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Bit embarrassing from the met office

At 07:11 no overnight records had gone

Less than 3-hours later an overnight record had indeed gone 

 

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6 minutes ago, matty007 said:

Umm, so we might have broke the record after all.

How likely is this to be counted?

You never know with the met office didn't it take them a week or so last year to alter a temp somewhere in the UK as it got affected by a van? 

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Not a bad end to this morning's GFS...Is a mid-month plume on the way?:oldgrin:

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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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Might be a few days before we know what the final high for yesterday was

 

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Other countries are able to announce temp records almost straight away, why does it take the Met days?

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3 minutes ago, DAVID SNOW said:

Other countries are able to announce temp records almost straight away, why does it take the Met days?

Was about to say the same.

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There was a video about data collection on YT yesterday. When looking at a max temp at a certain station, they scrutinise all of the stations around it, both manual recording stations and digital stations that report every 1 minute. I should imagine it's time consuming doing it as they want the most accurate result possible. Other countries don't seem to care much for accuracy in my book.

Edited by Mapantz

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3 minutes ago, Mapantz said:

There was a video about data collection on YT yesterday. When looking at a max temp at a certain station, they scrutinise all of the stations around it, both manual recording stations and digital stations that report every 1 minute. I should imagine it's time consuming doing it as they want the most accurate result possible. Other countries don't seem to care much for accuracy in my book.

Well that's all well and good...but why make a big song and dance on social media at 4pm on the day about falling short of the record, when they knew it would take days to verify?

Sod social media and do your jobs properly.

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1 minute ago, Nick L said:

Well that's all well and good...but why make a big song and dance on social media at 4pm on the day about falling short of the record, when they knew it would take days to verify?

Sod social media and do your jobs properly.

That's the problem I suspect? They may have employees specifically working in that role that don't get the full story and so they just want to get it 'out there'

They should have said something like 38.1C was recorded, but we need to process the data to see if anywhere else may have officially been hotter'

That's social media for you!

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