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Thursday 25th July weather observations - A record breaking day for heat?

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July record gone at Heathrow 36.9 . The sun has gone in here at Gatwick , due to cloud cover . 

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19 minutes ago, ICE COLD said:

July record gone at Heathrow 36.9 . The sun has gone in here at Gatwick , due to cloud cover . 

Heathrow 37.2C at 2pm. The second hottest day in UK history, beating Aug 3 1990.

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31.8°C here now, very hot, but clouds are building up fast which hopefully puts a lid on things.

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Worth noting it has reached 42 in Paris which I believe is hotter than August 2003. 

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Alot of cloud and showery outbreaks in places now,knocking the rapid temperature rises in places across the SE.

I think 40c may have been achievable somewhere had this not happened quite so soon

We will struggle to break the all time record now I think given the current conditions.

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2 minutes ago, bluearmy said:

Is that an official site ??

Metcheck. I gather from elsewhere it could be close to that there. It’s going to be close. Next hour will be crucial.

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18 minutes ago, pandit-scholar said:

38.4 C at Hereford. So agonizingly close to the record if it is the peak. https://www.metcheck.com/WEATHER/live_weather_map.asp#

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Metcheck readings are meaningless. It could be somebody's cheap AWS in full sun for all we know. Only official stations are worth bothering with.

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Cambridge looks to have broken 38c

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Worth noting that temperatures in SE England haven't been peaking until 17:00 - 17:30 the past few days. Still an hour or so of heating left to push Cambridge and other spots over the record.

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Just now, rynmorgn said:

Worth noting that temperatures in SE England haven't been peaking until 17:00 - 17:30 the past few days. Still an hour or so of heating left to push Cambridge and other spots over the record.

Won’t be seeing it here in Cambridge - cloud rolled in and a storm cell approaching. Whatever the max was a while ago 37.5-38c will be tops here. Still an incredible day!

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Official 38.1c here according to the meto - wow. Crazy day.

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5 minutes ago, mb018538 said:

Won’t be seeing it here in Cambridge - cloud rolled in and a storm cell approaching. Whatever the max was a while ago 37.5-38c will be tops here. Still an incredible day!

The met just tweeted 38.1 reached in Cambridge. Looking like the record will stay in tact . 

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38.1C in Cambridgeshire on Thursday... hmm I think I remember someone putting that in the competition... 😀

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9 minutes ago, ICE COLD said:

The met just tweeted 38.1 reached in Cambridge. Looking like the record will stay in tact . 

Northolt also on 38c.All we need is 0.6c in a prolonged sunny period.It could still go.Although unlikely.For me,like 2003 it will be a station nearby that doesn't record on the hour if we are to beat the record.

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1 minute ago, sunnijim said:

Northolt also on 38c.All we need is 0.6c in a prolonged sunny period.It could still go.Although unlikely.For me,like 2003 it will be a station nearby that doesn't record on the hour if we are to beat the record.

Northolt exact reading was 37.6C at 4pm. I don't think there are many manual stations around these days. But there is Cambridge Botanic Gardens: https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/research/climate/maps-and-data/uk-synoptic-and-climate-stations

 

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Conspiracy theorists might like to note that the Bedford weather station was running dead level with Cambridge at 1pm (35.5C) and then mysteriously stopped reporting for the rest of the day. A potential record missed out on?

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Sunny Sheffield new record this time 35.1C. A few spots of rain a minute ago sun now back out. Unlikely to surpass 35 again though

Max temp 35.1C, now 33.2C, Barometer 1008mb falling slowly, Wind F2 SW, Rainfall Trace

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Also broken my own backyard record with a maximum of 36.6, now down to 35.1 as the cloud rolls in. The nearest official station at Reading University peaked at 36.3, just short of the 36.4 recorded there in August 2003.

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The hottest July day on record here ( since 1963 ) and second only to August 3rd 1990. A sunny morning followed by increasing cloud during mid afternoon which brought a few spots of rain around 1445 g.m.t. Had it not been for this cloud I think it likely the overall record would have fallen as it was only 0.3c short of it. Sunny intervals again after the slight shower but the temperature couldn't quite make it back to where it was before.

At 1700 g.m.t

Temp; 29.2c

Max today; 32.1c

Min last night; 16.5c

Grass min; 12.9c

Rainfall from 0800-1700 g.m.t; Trace

 Sunshine today so far; 8.96 hrs

Mean wind speed; 8 mph S

Highest gust today; 28 mph SE at 1055 g.m.t

5 oktas Ac and Cu

Vis; 80 km.

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Posted (edited)

The hottest July day on record (since 1980) and by some way, beating the old record by 1.4C. It was also comfortably the warmest day since 3rd August 1990. Clear during the morning with the temperature rapidly reaching 31C around midday before an onshore breeze kicked in. Cloud built for a time in the afternoon before turning sunny again in the last couple of hours.

Max Temp: 31.7C
Min Temp: 15.9C
Mean Wind: 17mph E
Max Gust: 25mph
Rainfall: None
Sunshine: 12.2hrs (so far)

Currently partly cloudy with a temp of 24.2C and 72% humidity.

Edited by reef

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Very hot and sunny throughout,max 31 deg,min 16 deg, I don't think that is a record here,maybe close,will have to check my records.

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Dry and exceptionally hot. Sunny until mid afternoon then cloud steadily thickened, just taking the edge off the temperature, which still reached an all-time high for this location. Maximum 36.6, minimum 19.2. Wind light SE.

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Posted (edited)

Inland site at Morriston hit 29.4c and if anything felt warmer than Tuesday due to lighter winds. A mostly sunny day with light patchy cloud daytime, this clearing by mid afternoon to give a long sunny spell.

More general cloud this evening.

Edited by J10

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