Welcome to EverybodyWiki ! Nuvola apps kgpg.png Sign in or create an account to improve, watchlist or create an article like a company page or a bio (yours ?)...

1990 United Kingdom heat wave

From EverybodyWiki Bios & Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search




1990 United Kingdom heat wave
Dates 1 August – 4 August
Areas affected United Kingdom and Ireland
Highest temperature 37.1 °C (98.8 °F) at Cheltenham, Gloucestershire[1]

The 1990 heat wave in the United Kingdom was a heat event with temperatures hitting a record high of 37.1 °C (98.8 °F) on 3 August. That temperature was recorded at Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, and was one full Celsius degree above the previous record, set in 1911.[2] However, this record was subsequently broken in the 2003 heatwave.[3]

Impact[edit | edit source]

While domestic holidays increased, most of the impacts of the heat were negative. Moorland fires were common during the height of the heat wave, occurring in North Yorkshire and the Peak District. Some 100 square miles (260 km2) of the Peak District was closed to the public to try to prevent further fires occurring from careless visitors. Roads were clogged as people flocked to the coast and holiday resorts throughout the country. This was further hampered as the train services around the country were slowed due to concerns over anomalies in the railway track network, because of the intense heat. Reservoirs levels fell, but not to the extent seen in other heatwaves such as the 1976 drought.[3]

Statistics[edit | edit source]


Station County / UA August 1990 maximum temperature[2][not in citation given] Date Previous record Date of previous record Next record Date of next record
Bidston Merseyside 34.5 °C (94.1 °F) 2 31.4 °C (88.5 °F) 3 July 1976
Bolton Greater Manchester 32.1 °C (89.8 °F) 3 31.7 °C (89.1 °F) 27 August 1930
Boscombe Down Wiltshire 34.2 °C (93.6 °F) 3 33.3 °C (91.9 °F) 2 July 1976 34.5 °C (94.1 °F) 19 July 2006
Bradford West Yorkshire 32.2 °C (90.0 °F) 3 31.1 °C (88.0 °F) 12 August 1953
Buxton Derbyshire 32.7 °C (90.9 °F) 3 30.0 °C (86.0 °F) 31 July 1943
Cambridge Botanic Gardens Cambridgeshire 36.5 °C (97.7 °F) 3 35.6 °C (96.1 °F) 19 August 1932 36.9 °C (98.4 °F) 10 August 2003
Cardiff (Weather Centre) Cardiff 34.5 °C (94.1 °F) 3 33.1 °C (91.6 °F) 13 July 1983
Cheltenham Gloucestershire 37.1 °C (98.8 °F) 3 35.9 °C (96.6 °F) 3 July 1976
Durham Observatory County Durham 32.5 °C (90.5 °F) 3 30.6 °C (87.1 °F) 31 July 1943
Eastbourne East Sussex 32.6 °C (90.7 °F) 4 31.6 °C (88.9 °F) 3 July 1976
Hampstead Greater London 34.6 °C (94.3 °F) 3 34.4 °C (93.9 °F) 19 August 1932 37.4 °C (99.3 °F) 10 August 2003
Harrogate North Yorkshire 33.1 °C (91.6 °F) 2 30.6 °C (87.1 °F) 31 July 1943
Hawarden Bridge Flintshire 35.2 °C (95.4 °F) 2 33.0 °C (91.4 °F) 3 July 1976
Hull Hull 34.4 °C (93.9 °F) 3 32.8 °C (91.0 °F) 7 July 1941
Leuchars Fife 30.8 °C (87.4 °F) 2 28.9 °C (84.0 °F) 2 July 1933
Macclesfield Cheshire East 33.1 °C (91.6 °F) 3 31.8 °C (89.2 °F) 8 August 1975
Newport Telford and Wrekin 34.8 °C (94.6 °F) 3 32.0 °C (89.6 °F) 3 July 1976
Nottingham (Watnall) Nottinghamshire 34.6 °C (94.3 °F) 3 33.8 °C (92.8 °F) 8 August 1975
Prestatyn Denbighshire 34.3 °C (93.7 °F) 2 32.4 °C (90.3 °F) 3 July 1976
Reading Reading 35.5 °C (95.9 °F) 3 35.0 °C (95.0 °F) 12 July 1923 36.4 °C (97.5 °F) 10 August 2003
Rothamsted Hertfordshire 33.8 °C (92.8 °F) 3 33.3 °C (91.9 °F) 19 August 1932 35.6 °C (96.1 °F) 10 August 2003
Sandown Isle of Wight 32.0 °C (89.6 °F) 4 31.1 °C (88.0 °F) 16 August 1947
Sheffield South Yorkshire 34.3 °C (93.7 °F) 3 33.5 °C (92.3 °F) 9 August 1911
Skegness Lincolnshire 32.4 °C (90.3 °F) 3 32.0 °C (89.6 °F) 29 July 1983
South Farnborough Hampshire 36.2 °C (97.2 °F) 3 35.9 °C (96.6 °F) 3 July 1976
Southport (Greenbank) Merseyside 33.9 °C (93.0 °F) 2 32.0 °C (89.6 °F) 3 July 1976
Sutton Bonington Nottinghamshire 34.8 °C (94.6 °F) 3 32.8 °C (91.0 °F) 12 August 1953
Tynemouth Tyne and Wear 31.9 °C (89.4 °F) 3 28.1 °C (82.6 °F) 16 July 1969

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Hot spell August 1990". Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Hot spell August 1990, Met Office
  3. 3.0 3.1 "UK temperatures reach record high". On This Day. BBC. 1990-08-03. Retrieved 2009-11-03.

See also[edit | edit source]


This article "1990 United Kingdom heat wave" is from Wikipedia. The list of its authors can be seen in its historical and/or the page Edithistory:1990 United Kingdom heat wave. Articles copied from Draft Namespace on Wikipedia could be seen on the Draft Namespace of Wikipedia and not main one.



Compte Twitter EverybodyWiki Follow us on https://twitter.com/EverybodyWiki !