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Try To Keep A straight Face, Met Office!

July 19, 2021

By Paul Homewood



And the hottest spot yesterday was ……………….. HEATHROW!!





Now there’s a surprise!

  1. GeoffB permalink
    July 19, 2021 9:44 am

    on countryfile yesterday the feather forecaster banged on about the high night time temperature and then he said ” it will be few degrees cooler in rural areas” I wonder why that is ….UHI perhaps?

  2. Subseaeng permalink
    July 19, 2021 9:50 am

    I can beat that! It was 54 Deg C in my greenhouse yesterday. Do I win? This global warming must be real!
    I truly despair

  3. Harry Davidson permalink
    July 19, 2021 10:09 am

    The Met Office doesn’t like CET, and prefers its own average for the UK. The weather station for the whole South East of England is where? In a sheltered spot on Box Hill? In deepest Kent? Nope, it’s right on the edge of the region, Heathrow, of course.

    • Duker permalink
      July 19, 2021 10:34 am

      The people who pay for the HEATHROW weather numbers, the airlines, want the data as close as possible to the runways, as that is fed into their takeoff spreadsheets for their expensive planes

  4. MrGrimNasty permalink
    July 19, 2021 10:13 am

    Liverpool Airport reached 32C according to netweather (it might be a late reporter or not on the MO’s list?).

    I noticed on netweather that so far Heathrow has not been as dominant at the top of the hottest list. It is always dominated by airports though.

    The hottest air was not so focused/present in the SE, as is often the case, at first – e.g. NI probably set an all time record (NW of Liverpool) a few days ago.

    • NeilC permalink
      July 19, 2021 12:07 pm

      Liverpool airport had. either new thermometers, or moved the recording equipment in March. Temperatures have been about 1.8C warmer since.

      • MrGrimNasty permalink
        July 19, 2021 12:33 pm

        Sounds like it needs checking then, as it’s suddenly a regular front runner.

        Has been especially hot in the NW BI though, as per Ballywatticock!

      • MrGrimNasty permalink
        July 19, 2021 12:38 pm

        Liverpool/Heathrow currently neck and neck 29C dead, must be kosher – they’re both the same! LOL

    • NeilC permalink
      July 19, 2021 1:08 pm

      Mr GN I have the analysis here:

      • MrGrimNasty permalink
        July 19, 2021 2:34 pm

        Nice work, I guess you’ll have to wait for a reply from the MO, if it ever comes!

      • Luc Ozade permalink
        July 22, 2021 6:04 pm

        Fascinating website, Neil. Thank you. I’m very glad to have found it thanks to your comment.

  5. July 19, 2021 10:42 am

    When Richard Fairey opened his grass landing-strip on part of the heath there in 1930 it was nothing like as hot. You see, it’s all these rich people flying everywhere that’s done it.

  6. Broadlands permalink
    July 19, 2021 1:39 pm

    “under grey skies” at Fair Isle. That is one of the reasons why climate models have problems with simulating the effects of clouds.

  7. avro607 permalink
    July 19, 2021 2:14 pm

    Neil C above.
    I have just looked at your site-incredibly good in every way.I congratulate you on your work and dedication that you have applied to this so very important subject.
    I notice that of course you have the copyright for your endeavours,but Iwould like to ask you if I can send somehow the “Weather and Climate ” section as a printout to my local MP here in Lincoln,to educate him if possible.
    Thankyou for your consideration.

    • NeilC permalink
      July 19, 2021 4:20 pm

      avro607, absolutely. You have my permission. I have done a pdf to combat councils climate emergency nonsense. If you would to discuss you can email me from the website.The document is flexible and can include weather data for your local area.

    • Chaswarnertoo permalink
      July 20, 2021 7:23 am

      Educate an MP? Optimist!

  8. NeilC permalink
    July 19, 2021 4:27 pm

    Liverpool just hit 38C ha ha. They must have moved the weather recording equipment next to an air con unit.

    • MrGrimNasty permalink
      July 19, 2021 7:01 pm

      Weird how it was neck and neck with Heathrow, then left it for dead like a sprint cyclist with a hidden electric motor in his pedal crank.

      Forgot to say, Katesbridge is also the site that posts an extraordinary number of coldest in country readings – supposedly it is genuine and down to the unique location.

  9. avro607 permalink
    July 19, 2021 6:14 pm

    Thanks NeilC.I will let you know if I have any success.
    Best Wishes.

  10. July 19, 2021 10:55 pm

    The planes must be flying again.

  11. Luc Ozade permalink
    July 22, 2021 7:26 pm

    So, our UK government wants to bankrupt the country, causing untold suffering – mainly to those on lowest incomes – all to reduce our UK CO2 emissions (which don’t affect the climate anyway) from our current output of 0.0000125% (of total atmospheric CO2) down to what exactly?
    (Figures from excellent website Weather Research: )

  12. John W permalink
    July 26, 2021 11:00 pm

    Having a weather station at one of the worlds busiest international airports with it’s enormous urban heat island effect breaks just about every rule in the book. That’s why the met office use it as their poster child rather than Kew gardens only 6 miles away

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