Tuesday 16 July 2024
14.7 C

Met Office releases provisional max UK temperatures as 40.3ºC reached

A provisional temperature of 40.3°C was recorded at Coningsby today which, if confirmed, will beat the previous record of 38.7°C set in 2019. 

With temperatures continuing to climb through the afternoon we will have to wait to see what the new record will actually be. New temperature records could also be set for Wales and Scotland.

Temperatures remained above 20°C in many areas last night and overnight temperature records are expected to have been broken with 25.8°C provisionally being recorded in Kenley in Surrey and 24.5°C in Aberporth in Wales, exceeding the previous highest daily minimum record of 23.9°C, recorded in Brighton on 3rd August 1990.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist Neil Armstrong, said “We are continuing to see exceptional temperatures in the UK today and it is important people plan for the heat and consider changing their routines. This level of heat can have adverse health effects.”

“Along with the extreme heat we are now seeing an increasing risk of thunderstorms particularly in the Northeast of England this afternoon (Tuesday) and in the south tomorrow (Wednesday).”

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