So there was at least one higher temperature recorded in England in August 2003. Seventeen more years of increasing ’emissions’, which are supposed to be so dire according to a popular climate theory, haven’t made any difference to the peak figure so far. In fact July 2020 was noticeably cooler than average, but now a southerly wind has blown in some Saharan heat for a few days, most strongly to the near-continent regions. Not before time!
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The UK has seen its hottest day in August for 17 years, as temperatures reached more than 36C (96.8F) in south-east England, reports BBC News.
Crowds headed to the coast to enjoy the weather, but people have been urged to adhere to social distancing.
Warm weather will continue over the weekend for much of the UK, according to the Met Office.
The highest temperatures are expected in England and Wales, with fresher weather forecast for Scotland and NI.
A band of rain will move across Scotland and Northern Ireland on Friday afternoon, the Met Office tweeted.
As of 15:00 BST on Friday, the mercury reached 36.4C at London’s Heathrow Airport, making it the hottest August day since 2003, BBC Weather said.
Earlier, a high of 26.4C was recorded in Wales (Usk), 23.5C in Scotland (Charterhall, Scottish Borders), and 20.9C in Northern Ireland (Katesbridge).
The sweltering temperatures come just one week after the UK recorded a yearly high of 37.8C at Heathrow.
via Tallbloke’s Talkshop
August 7, 2020 at 01:27PM