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  • Location: Wildwood, Stafford 104m asl
  • Weather Preferences: obviously snow!
  • Location: Wildwood, Stafford 104m asl
    20 minutes ago, ChezWeather said:

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    only really 1 day as well, shows a 40 degrees would be possible if setup was in place for say 4 days? but Atlantic too active

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    OK @damianslaw you've tempted me into it.  Mike's forecast for summer 2020: In my view, the building blocks are already built now given the exceptional spring we have had this year in the UK

    Beautiful noctilucent clouds this evening here in Prague 

    This seems to be a facet of our changing climate - in the 1970s and 1980s, it took exceptional synoptics like those of late June 1976 to get temperatures approaching the mid-30s Celsius, and most heat

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  • Location: Ludgershall, Wiltshire
  • Location: Ludgershall, Wiltshire
    1 hour ago, Man With Beard said:

    The heat is shifting east now. Lots of 34s/35s from London up to the midlands, to E Anglia and down into Kent. Don't think we'll see any higher than 37.8C, which was a bit of a shock wasn't it! 

    Not really unfortunately.

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  • Location: sheffield
  • Weather Preferences: Basically intresting weather,hot,cold,windy you name it
  • Location: sheffield
    50 minutes ago, qwertyK said:

     

    As said its interesting to know the worst case scenarios have been ruled out but that also means the best case scenario has been ruled out.

    Honestly though I haven't had timet o worry about climate change with COVID. 

    Climate change will kill far more by a factor of at least 1000 than Covid sadly,it will be just more prolonged and effecting the least able to cope.

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  • Location: Home: Chingford, London (NE). Work: London (Central)
  • Location: Home: Chingford, London (NE). Work: London (Central)

    Well I don’t think many of us woke up this morning and thought we’d experience the 3rd hottest day on record! It’s been absolutely sweltering here in London today,

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  • Location: Pendle, East Lancashire, North West England
  • Weather Preferences: Not too hot, not too cold
  • Location: Pendle, East Lancashire, North West England

    Overcast here now with a few spots of light rain. Felt very muggy outside earlier after it clouded over but feeling a bit fresher outside now.

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  • Location: Edinburgh (previously Chelmsford and Birmingham)
  • Weather Preferences: Unseasonably cold weather (at all times of year), wind, and thunderstorms.
  • Location: Edinburgh (previously Chelmsford and Birmingham)

    Anyone know which location was hottest after Heathrow? And what the peak temperature was?

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  • Location: East Ham, London
  • Location: East Ham, London

    Topped off at 36c here in East London - unpleasant but not as humid as it could have been. As always, a little bit of breeze off the river helped a fraction.

    I reckon we'll reach 40c one day in the next twenty years either in London or somewhere in East or South-East England. Three of the five hottest days have been in the past five years - make of that what you will.

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  • Location: Hounslow, London
  • Weather Preferences: Csa/Csb
  • Location: Hounslow, London
    27 minutes ago, Relativistic said:

    Anyone know which location was hottest after Heathrow? And what the peak temperature was?

    Kew Gardens recorded 37.3c.

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  • Location: Home: Chingford, London (NE). Work: London (Central)
  • Location: Home: Chingford, London (NE). Work: London (Central)
    14 minutes ago, stodge said:

    Topped off at 36c here in East London - unpleasant but not as humid as it could have been. As always, a little bit of breeze off the river helped a fraction.

    I reckon we'll reach 40c one day in the next twenty years either in London or somewhere in East or South-East England. Three of the five hottest days have been in the past five years - make of that what you will.

    Next 20 years? Sooner than that I’d say. 

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  • Location: Near Romford Essex.
  • Location: Near Romford Essex.

    Cities and towns expanding year on year, more traffic more tarmac more concrete, more of everything to push temperatures up.

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  • Location: halifax 125m
  • Weather Preferences: extremes the unusual and interesting facts
  • Location: halifax 125m

    Just about right ,after one of the worst Julys we have experienced on the last day it fires out a one day wonder like that,third hottest day ever.Reminissent of July 2015 only that was the 1st.!

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  • Location: Barton on Sea, Hampshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snowy winter, warm/hot summer with the odd storm thrown in
  • Location: Barton on Sea, Hampshire

    Couldn't even stay warm here for a whole day. By mid afternoon it had clouded over with a cool breeze making it feel similar to how it has done for a lot of this month. 

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  • Location: Windermere 120m asl
  • Location: Windermere 120m asl
    18 minutes ago, hillbilly said:

    Just about right ,after one of the worst Julys we have experienced on the last day it fires out a one day wonder like that,third hottest day ever.Reminissent of July 2015 only that was the 1st.!

    Yes just like 2015 a one day wonder.

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  • Location: Near Leeds Bradford Airport
  • Weather Preferences: Warm & Sunny in Summer, Cold & Frosty in Winter, Thunderstorms
  • Location: Near Leeds Bradford Airport

    I must admit It has shocked me today at just effortlessly the heat built to extreme temperatures. Rubbish cool July and then boom 100F in one day! It seems like in the past the heat would have to have build for days for it to get to those temperatures. I reckon we will see 40C in the next 7 years personally. 

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  • Location: Leeds/Bradford border, 185 metres above sea level, around 600 feet
  • Location: Leeds/Bradford border, 185 metres above sea level, around 600 feet

    Interestingly the storm does seem to have drained some of the heat. Already down to 19C with 16C minima forecast.

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  • Location: Ludgershall, Wiltshire
  • Location: Ludgershall, Wiltshire
    49 minutes ago, hillbilly said:

    Just about right ,after one of the worst Julys we have experienced on the last day it fires out a one day wonder like that,third hottest day ever.Reminissent of July 2015 only that was the 1st.!

    July 2020 has been a back to front July 2015.  A good chance it will have the same CET of 15.9C, too!

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  • Location: Windermere 120m asl
  • Location: Windermere 120m asl
    41 minutes ago, Don said:

    July 2020 has been a back to front July 2015.  A good chance it will have the same CET of 15.9C, too!

    Yes very similar temp wise. 

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  • Location: Derby
  • Location: Derby

    Can’t believe it was 37.8C at Heathrow earlier, especially after a dismal July. The third hottest day on record 🥵 It seems many these record days seem to occur as short blasts in cool summers (2019 wasn’t). Heatwaves of 25 July 2019, 1 July 2015 and 31 July 2020 only lasted a few days. There was no record in long heatwaves like Summer 2018

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  • Location: Pendle, East Lancashire, North West England
  • Weather Preferences: Not too hot, not too cold
  • Location: Pendle, East Lancashire, North West England
    14 minutes ago, Damienfire🔥 said:

    Can’t believe it was 37.8C at Heathrow earlier, especially after a dismal July. The third hottest day on record 🥵 It seems many these record days seem to occur as short blasts in cool summers (2019 wasn’t). Heatwaves of 25 July 2019, 1 July 2015 and 31 July 2020 only lasted a few days. There was no record in long heatwaves like Summer 2018

    Yes it is strange that. In the past the highest temperatures used to occur in the hottest summers like 1990 and 2003.

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  • Location: Windermere 120m asl
  • Location: Windermere 120m asl
    10 minutes ago, East Lancs Rain said:

    Yes it is strange that. In the past the highest temperatures used to occur in the hottest summers like 1990 and 2003.

    Today has occurred in no heatwave, a 24 hr wonder.

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  • Location: Manchester
  • Location: Manchester

    Amazing to record the 3rd hottest day on record today...and the heat was also more intense over a wider area than forecast. Into the low 30s even across Northern England today.

    And to think some people on here were predicting we wouldn't go higher than 34C! The first rule in these kind of spells is always to expect temperatures to go higher than forecast. The synoptics were always there for something much warmer than 34C. A series of hot days beforehand is simply not necessary if the uppers are high enough- especially in this day and age.

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  • Location: Leeds
  • Weather Preferences: snow, heat, thunderstorms
  • Location: Leeds

    Maxed out at 34.2C around 5pm. We had a brief thunderstorm after that.

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  • Location: Medlock Valley, Oldham, 103m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Cold and/or snow in Winter.
  • Location: Medlock Valley, Oldham, 103m asl
    44 minutes ago, Damienfire🔥 said:

    Can’t believe it was 37.8C at Heathrow earlier, especially after a dismal July. The third hottest day on record 🥵 It seems many these record days seem to occur as short blasts in cool summers (2019 wasn’t). Heatwaves of 25 July 2019, 1 July 2015 and 31 July 2020 only lasted a few days. There was no record in long heatwaves like Summer 2018

    Usually in long heatwaves like 2018, 1995, 1976 etc it's because of persistent high pressure over the UK. But apart from the CET these types of synoptics don't usually bring record breaking heat - but the heat that it does bring is longer lasting of course. For record breaking heat it's almost always plumes from Iberia/Africa which bring us that like today. But these synoptics don't last long. Already the cooler air is with us. The heat has been shunted away now.

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  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: Cold & Snowy, Summer: Just not hot
  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

    The ease at which we seem to be recording these extreme temperatures is worrying. Only a matter of time before we hit 40 I think.

    Easily the worst conditions I've ever had to sleep in for night shifts, utterly grim. Highly doubt it's going to cool down as much as the models suggest tonight. We seem to have flatlined at around 20-21C here under stubborn cloud which is annoying, was hoping it would be nice and cool in my room by the time I get home at about 8am.

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