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2018: A Summer of Heatwaves

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With temperature reaching 25-28C widely recently can we really call next week a heatwave and if so why wasn't it classed a heatwave a week or two ago? 

 

Let's discuss this heatwave and share weather models below i'll get us started. Here's the temperature at 2am on 25th and 29th ?

 

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28 minutes ago, dlukefinch said:

I feel like the HP that brings us this warm/hot weather needs a name. @Mark Clifford

 

I like your style Dan. 

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Impressive temperatures. With these maps it's always advisable to add a new degrees. High 20s and Low 30s in most places. Very hot.

 

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Now we're into July let's take a look at the highest temperature records that we need to beat. 

 

Met Office says 36.7°C - 1st July 2015 at Heathrow (London)

 

Could we beat these records? ?

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C'mon @Mark Clifford let's be a little more sensible ? 

 

On 17/07/2018 at 14:09, Mark Clifford said:

Continuing the heatwave discussion... hotting up again this week? WHEN WILL IT END.. ?

 

Thunderstorms probable today and finally RAIN though some places may still completely miss out--I feel your pain already! 

 

Possibly the hottest day of this heatwave too with 36°C being forecast. ?️

 

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Well, I personally think that temperatures of 30°C or above is a no-go now. Thoughts?

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On 12/08/2018 at 21:57, dlukefinch said:

Well, I personally think that temperatures of 30°C or above is a no-go now. Thoughts?

Can happen any time it likes, just need to get a plume type setup. 34c has been recorded as late as September 13th (2016). September 1906 recorded 35.6c.

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Hi @Sryan Bruen, sure it could happen but I'm not convinced it will as the outlook is changeable.

Personally I don't mind what the weather is doing from 1st Sept as I'm off on holiday 😎

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On 02/07/2018 at 10:35, dlukefinch said:

Now we're into July let's take a look at the highest temperature records that we need to beat. 

 

Met Office says 36.7°C - 1st July 2015 at Heathrow (London)

 

Could we beat these records? ?

I mean this with as little contention and greatest caution possible....

However, how can any temp recorded at Heathrow be treated with any seriousness??

If you wanted to find a hot place that is recent to our long standing temp record, this would be very high on the list......

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On 12/08/2018 at 21:57, dlukefinch said:

Well, I personally think that temperatures of 30°C or above is a no-go now. Thoughts?

Agree, the odds would be very low!!

 

Tho I also agree with Syran, almost anything can happen 10+ days out.

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1 hour ago, Mark said:

I mean this with as little contention and greatest caution possible....

However, how can any temp recorded at Heathrow be treated with any seriousness??

If you wanted to find a hot place that is recent to our long standing temp record, this would be very high on the list......

I agree about Heathrow but the Met Office is always quoting it as the highest temperature and I'm always wondering why. 

It's a big ol concrete field for goodness sake. 

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4 minutes ago, Mark Clifford said:

I agree about Heathrow but the Met Office is always quoting it as the highest temperature and I'm always wondering why. 

It's a big ol concrete field for goodness sake. 

It's like the ice cream van which made the highest temperature incorrect. But I thought this would be even worse. 

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53 minutes ago, Mark Clifford said:

I agree about Heathrow but the Met Office is always quoting it as the highest temperature and I'm always wondering why. 

It's a big ol concrete field for goodness sake. 

With a multitude of heat sources!

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Some figures for the UK for Summer 2018

Days reached 25c: 61 (including 34 consecutive days from June 24th to July 27th)

Days reached 30c: 25

Days reached 32.2c (90f): 8

First 25c: 1st June

First 30c: 25th June

First 32.2c (90f): 28th June

Data comes from the UK Met Office.

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