“Steaming Hot Autumn”? – Only 10F Colder Than 1906!
By Paul Homewood
The lies just get more bare faced. From the Telegraph:
Britons are set to enjoy a brief Indian Summer this week, with temperatures set to rise to 29C by Thursday.
Experts warned of muggy conditions as they revealed the warmer weather will begin to spread across the country from Tuesday, bringing near-record temperatures.
The change is being brought about as hot tropical air is pushed towards the UK following ex-Hurricane Gaston. One forecaster at MeteoGroup said temperatures will peak on Thursday – but it won’t be hot enough to tip the mercury over the 30C mark.
"It is going to turn quite warm next week, especially Wednesday and Thursday,” he said. “Temperatures will reach 28C or 29C. It is not too unusual for early September but it will still be very warm.
“In some places, it will be very moist and humid, especially Monday and Tuesday evening.” Recent records show temperatures have soared above 30C on three occasions in September, peaking at 30.5C in Kew, south west London, on September 11, 2006.
A temperature of 30.2C was also recorded on a number of occasions – in Writtle, in Essex, and Frittenden, in Kent, on September 5, 2013, and at London Heathrow airport on September 11, 2006.
No doubt they will wriggle and squirm over their definition of “recent”, but Met Office records show that temperatures of 30C in September are extremely far from being uncommon.
Indeed the highest September temperature recorded in the UK was 35.6C, all the way back in 1906.
This heat was widespread, and lasted for five days. Even up in Scotland, temperatures of 89F, or 31.7C, were recorded.
Someone is obviously feeding the Telegraph with this information, which is clearly designed to push the myth of global warming. Certainly, little Lydia Willgress, whoever she is, who wrote this article would not have known any of the facts that she naively copied and pasted.
The obvious suspects are the Met Office.
Of course, if the public knew that temperatures set in September more than a century ago were 6C higher than this year’s supposed heatwave, it would be rather inconvenient!
Tomorrow, a complaint will be fired off to the Telegraph.