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1906 United Kingdom heat wave

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1906 United Kingdom heat wave
Dates Late August - September
Areas affected United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
Highest temperature 35.6 °C (96.1 °F) at Bawtry, South Yorkshire[1]

The 1906 United Kingdom heat wave occurred across Great Britain in the months of August and September. The heat wave had a comparable intensity to the 1990 heat wave,[2] and it has been described as the most intense September heat wave in the 20th century. From 31 August to 3 September, the temperature in the UK exceeded 32 °C (90 °F) consecutively over most of the UK on these four days. In September, CET Central England and Birmingham recorded a highest temperature of 31.5 °C (88.7 °F),[3][4] and Oxford recorded a highest temperature of 33.1 °C (91.6 °F); however, this record for September in Oxford was broken in 1911 with a temperature of 33.4 °C (92.1 °F).[5]

The 2nd of September was the hottest day of the month as temperatures reached 35.6 °C (96.1 °F) in Bawtry. This day was also the hottest over the most of the UK, again unusual because of its late occurrence. It remains the hottest September temperature of any day in the UK and the eighth-hottest day overall in the 20th century.[6]

Scotland had temperatures reaching 32.2 °C (90.0 °F) at Gordon Castle, Moray, and northern Ireland had temperatures reaching 27.8 °C (82.0 °F) in Armagh, County Armagh both recorded on 1 September 1906.[7]

September Records[edit | edit source]

Location September 1906 maximum temperature[8][9] Date Next record Date of next record
Armagh, County Armagh 27.8 °C (82.0 °F) 1
Bawtry, South Yorkshire 35.6 °C (96.1 °F) 2
Birmingham, West Midlands 31.5 °C (88.7 °F)
Collyweston, Northamptonshire 35.0 °C (95.0 °F) 1
Gordon Castle, Moray 32.2 °C (90.0 °F) 1
New Malden, Greater London 35.0 °C (95.0 °F) 1
Old Southgate, Greater London 34.8 °C (94.6 °F) 2
Oxford, Oxfordshire 33.1 °C (91.6 °F) 33.4 °C (92.1 °F) September 1911
Westley, Suffolk 34.2 °C (93.6 °F) 3
Wryde, Cambridgeshire 34.7 °C (94.5 °F) 2

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Met Office Climate Extremes". Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  2. "RECORD-BREAKING HEATWAVE IN ENGLAND AND WALES". Greenpeace. Archived from the original on 2011-06-04. Retrieved 2009-11-15.
  3. "CET September Time Series Plots". KNMI. Retrieved 2016-08-21.
  4. "Birmingham September Time Series Plots". KNMI. Retrieved 2016-08-21.
  5. "CET September Time Series Plots". KNMI. Retrieved 2016-08-21.
  6. Suri, Dan (2001-02-16). "Warm spells in September". Retrieved 2009-11-15.
  7. "Met Office Extemes". Met Office. Retrieved 2016-08-21.
  8. [1] Retrieved 10 Apr 2018
  9. [2] Retrieved 10 Apr 2018

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