Some Nice Weather Coming This Week – But Record Temps? No!!
By Paul Homewood
Watch out for the hype!
From the Mirror last Friday:
After a wet and windy weekend, a sweltering blast from the Atlantic with bring hot and humid conditions next week .
Britain faces a wet and windy weekend before summer blasts back with the possibility of temperatures well over 30 degrees next week.
Parts of the country will swelter and could experience in one of the hottest September days for more than 100 years.
A warm front sweeping in from the Atlantic will push thermometers to 31C on Tuesday with humidity making it feel close to 35C.
The remnants of Hurricane Hermine, which after battering eastern America, will be pulled towards Britain laden with tropical air.
The current record for September 13 is 28.3C recorded in Camden Square, London, in 1934.
The record for September 14 is 28.6C recorded in Lairg, in the Highlands of Scotland, in 1900.
Forecaster Emma Sharples said Monday morning could bring more wind and rain to parts of the country before the warmth arrives.
She said: "We are going to pull air up across much of England and Wales fairly early next week.
"This is air that was associated with Hurricane Hermine which has now long gone, but the warm, humid air will get pumped in from the Atlantic.
"Temperatures are expected to reach the mid to high 20Cs on Tuesday and we would not be surprised to see 30C in London and around the southeast.
"At the moment we expect the heat to persist into Wednesday or Thursday when there could be a thundery breakdown.
"The outlook of the weekend is more for unsettled weather starting in the northwest before spreading southeastwards, Sunday is looking like a better day."
Despite the wind and rain tomorrow temperatures will be well above the 12.7C average for the time of year.
Eastern England will nudge 25C with highs of 21C forecast across the south and 17C in the north.
Netweather said thermometers will hit the low 30Cs next week with humidity in the south making it feel close to 35C.
For a start, they quote “the current record for September 13 is 28.3C recorded in Camden Square, London, in 1934.”, but this of course is purely the record for just that particular day.
The hottest September day on record was 2nd September 1906, which hit 35.6C, way above anything forecast this week.
Other notable days include 8th September 1911, when Greenwich hit 94F, (34.4C).
More recently, a temperature of 31.6C was recorded at Gatwick on 2nd September 1961.
Currently the BBC are forecasting about 27C for the central England area:
The CET series shows that temperatures above 27C are not uncommon.
No doubt it won’t take long for the warm weather to be blamed on global warming.