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“Steaming Hot Autumn”? – Only 10F Colder Than 1906!

September 4, 2016

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. 

  1. September 4, 2016 10:14 pm

    Clearly history – not to mention facts – have absolutely no place in the annals of the UN/EU generated and supported alarmosphere!

    Some people somewhere have obviously been taking far too many lessons/talking points from the likes of the UN’s head honcho, Ban Ki-moon, who recently declared via an appearance at the G20 summit (where, IMHO, he has no business pushing his pap anyway!):

    “The debate over climate phenomenon is over scientifically and environmentally,” said Ban, adding that the influence of climate change deniers or skeptics has waned.


    • September 5, 2016 10:41 am

      The Sustainable Reverend Ban Ki-Moon needs to learn a little English. That sentence is completely nonsensical. Sceptics need take no lessons from him and his fellow South Korean countryman in charge at the IPCC (economist Hoesung Lee) about the debatableness or otherwise of climate phenomena (yes Ban, there is more than one, surprisingly). Especially not this sceptic dog lover who takes a dim view of the legalised, truly horrific torture of thousands of dogs taking place daily in that supposedly ‘civilised’ UN member state.

      • September 5, 2016 12:16 pm

        You commented: “That sentence is completely nonsensical.” You failed to recognize “bureaucratese”–a language used in faculty lounges, TV studios, among pseudo-scientists such as Mr. Mann, in all government agencies and perfected at the communist infested UN where obfuscation is practiced.

    • Gerry, England permalink
      September 5, 2016 12:44 pm

      So he hasn’t looked at the UN’s own survey which shows that concern for climate change was at the bottom of people’s concerns.

  2. September 4, 2016 10:30 pm

    Reblogged this on WeatherAction News.

  3. Annie permalink
    September 5, 2016 1:54 am

    Well done Paul…

  4. September 5, 2016 5:49 am

    I remember the days when respectable papers had knowledgeable people commenting on things like this, instead of the clueless office tea boy/lady.

    And “one” forecaster said…. Presumably no other forecasters agreed with him. The Met office themselves are predicting no more than 25c this week, whereas it’s 20c up north.

    Everytime, they give the impression that the whole country will be baking, when at most it turns out to be the SE corner.

  5. Dorian permalink
    September 5, 2016 6:51 am


    Bravo Paul for finding these nuggets of golden truisms that illustrate how falsely today’s AGW crowd/scientists/teachers/Professors/politicians are.

    But I noticed something else in these past, read 100 year old, newspaper extracts. Notice how they used to write back then. Straight to the point, clearly expressing the message, no exaggeration, and above all, using real data, that is they talk about the just recent temperature record that is broken, and not the conjecture of what may or may not happen. Compare this to today, specifically go to the link you gave. Read the article, it is filled with poor formatting of temperatures along just poor formatting of paragraphs, full of opinions and prognostications, lazy grammar (not formal writing, like the use of won’t and not ‘will not’), and poor vocabulary.

    Nineteenth century literature shows clearly that people wrote better back then, than they do now. Somewhere along the way, sloppy English has been brought into the schools. Along with sloppy English, sloppy thinking has also been introduced.

    Is it any wonder why there are so many poorly educated people coming out of our schools and universities today? The basics are fast going to hell.

    Its a sad day when you get more accurate information and better written material from books and articles written a hundred years ago, than anything you can see today in the book-store or on the Internet (present blog excluded of course!). You then know, that Society is retrograding.

    Anyway good work Paul, but alas, it will do no good. The Voodoo Science is set in The Halls of Power, for good. Until we start putting into prison white collar criminals like our defrauding professors, nothing will change; now you see why tenure is a bad thing, shield laws only protect the corrupt and allow Voodoo to become knowledge.

  6. September 5, 2016 8:30 am

    My local forecast has already started to wind back on the temperatures and how long they will last. Now just two ‘hot’ days of 24C. I suspect the ‘hottest Autumn day since the last time it was this hot’ will turn out to be a bit of a damp squib.
    The NAO has returned to positive territory after being negative for much of the summer. It looks like it may only be a brief excursion.

  7. September 5, 2016 9:23 am

    Quote: ‘Even’ up in Scotland, temperatures of 89F, or 31.7C, were recorded [in 1906].

    Max temp forecast for the next 10 days in SW Scotland is 18C. So if the forecast says ‘steaming hot’ they probably mean somewhere south of The Wash might warm up a bit for a day or two.

  8. Mr GrimNasty permalink
    September 5, 2016 10:07 am

    The September 1906 ‘record’ is qualified: “A ^ symbol denotes some reservations about the record value quoted.” The July 2015 Heathrow ‘record’ has no such reservations – make of that what you will!

  9. tom0mason permalink
    September 5, 2016 10:09 am

    I understand hot weather has been booked to arrive at or near Gravesend soon.

  10. Scallywag permalink
    September 5, 2016 10:59 am

    According to a quick google search, Lydia Willgress is an English Lit grad from the University of Edinburgh, specialises in ‘features’.

  11. September 5, 2016 11:27 am

    Regular readers of it will know that the online Telegraph has gone downhill big time recently, and now we know that this was deliberate, to increase click rate:

  12. Mr GrimNasty permalink
    September 5, 2016 12:47 pm

    BBC weather woman is predicting not record highs, but record high minimums in NI with this ‘extraordinary heat’. Every which way!

  13. September 6, 2016 7:50 am

    So where is this steaming hot weather then?

  14. Andy DC permalink
    September 8, 2016 12:17 am

    At least in 1906 there was no political agenda connected with weather, thus there was no reason to be anything else but truthful. Also at least they gave the temperatures in F rather than C and thus I did not have to go through the brain numbing exercise to figure out what is 100 degrees or 95 degrees.

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