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Augst 1990 Heatwave


Aaron

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  • Location: Whitkirk, Leeds 86m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Anything but mild south-westeries in winter
  • Location: Whitkirk, Leeds 86m asl

Anyone remember this? Looking at the weather records for the now defunct Leeds Weather Centre, the temperature reached 34.4c (95F), which is probably a (modern) record for Leeds.

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  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)
  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1990_United_Kingdom_heat_wave

The 1990 heat wave in the United Kingdom was a particularly severe heat event with temperatures hitting record highs of 37.1°C on 3 August. The temperature was recorded at Nailstone, Leicestershire, and was a full degree Celsius above the previous record, set in 1911. However, this record was subsequently broken in the 2003 heatwave.

http://forum.netweather.tv/topic/48791-1990-uk-temperatures-reach-record-high

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  • Location: Longlevens, 16m ASL (H)/Bradley Stoke, 75m ASL (W)
  • Weather Preferences: Hot sunny summers, cold snowy winters
  • Location: Longlevens, 16m ASL (H)/Bradley Stoke, 75m ASL (W)
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  • Location: The North Kent countryside
  • Weather Preferences: Hot summers, snowy winters and thunderstorms!
  • Location: The North Kent countryside

I was a bit too young to remeber it but I've seen pictures of our garden that summer and despite my parent's best watering efforts it was all yellow!

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  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District. 290 mts a.s.l.
  • Weather Preferences: Anything extreme
  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District. 290 mts a.s.l.

I remember it very well. I was commuting to work by bike at the time, a 16 mile trip each way, starting very early in the morning and knocking off mid-afternoon. It was like cycling into an open oven with the temperature on low ground around 34.5c in the shade and what must have been well over 40c above the tarmac.

I recorded 31.8c here and that still stands as the highest temperature in almost 50 years of records.

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  • Location: Reading/New York/Chicago
  • Location: Reading/New York/Chicago

My particular memory of that summer is that I was working on a milkround during the school holidays. During the first few days of August, the discussion was always whether 100oF would be broken that day. A very memorable heatwave event which seemed never ending; the sort of summer that invokes memories of perfect school holidays!

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  • Location: Whitkirk, Leeds 86m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Anything but mild south-westeries in winter
  • Location: Whitkirk, Leeds 86m asl

The heat was short and sweet. The entire summer was pretty good though, but the heat was short lived.

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