Record Temperatures In 1906!
By Paul Homewood
Well, that’s as good as it gets! Enjoy our Indian Summer as it’s back to normal next week.
But back in 1906, they knew what a real Indian summer was! On 2nd September that year, a temperature of 35.6C was recorded at Bawtry, S Yorkshire, the highest September temperature recorded in the UK.
And it was not just a fluke occurrence. Exceptionally high temperatures were experienced across the country during the first three days of the month.
The Central England Temperature series hit 31.0C on the 1st and 31.3C on the 2nd, far above any other Septembers since.
NOAA made a huge song and dance about one dodgy temperature reading next to the runway at Heathrow in their State of the Climate Report for July.
I wonder whether they will mention how much hotter it was in 1906, when they get round to writing their report for this month?