On Saturday, the temperature in London reached 33.2 degrees Celsius, which means that another heat record in Great Britain this year was broken. The longest September heatwave since records have been recorded is underway.
The British have been facing a growing heatwave since the beginning of the week. Saturday turned out to be the warmest day since the beginning of the year. According to preliminary data, the temperature in London at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew reached 33.2 degrees Celsius – the national meteorological agency Met Office reported on social media.
This year’s previous heat record was 32.6 degrees Celsius and was reached on Thursday in the town of Wisley in Surrey, southeast England.
The longest September heat wave
Saturday is the sixth day in a row that temperatures have exceeded 30 degrees somewhere in the UK. So far, the longest series of heat above this level in September lasted three days. This happened in 1898, 1906, 1911 and 2016.
The record for the total number of days in September with temperatures above 30 degrees was also broken. Until now, the record was held in September 1911, when there were five such days.
The highest temperature in September since the beginning of observations remains 35.6 degrees Celsius, which was recorded in Bawtry in South Yorkshire in 1906.
Last week the Met Office reported it was the eighth warmest summer in the UK since 1884. This year’s June was the warmest June on record.
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