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  • Location: Wrexham
  • Location: Wrexham

    Here are the Hottest Temperatures Recorded In Europe and NI,Scotland and Wales Come top for Countries recording the least Hottest Temperatures.

     

     

    Albania 43.9 °C (111.0 °)

     

    Austria 39.7 °C (103.5 °F)
    Belarus 38.9 °C (102 °F)
    Belgium 38.8 °C (102 °F)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina 46.2 °C 
    Bulgaria 45.2 °C (113.3 °F)
    Croatia 42.8 °C (109 °F)
    Cyprus 46.6 °C (115.9 °F)
    Czech Republic 40.4 °C (104.7 °F)
    Denmark 36.4 °C (97.5 °F)
    Estonia 35.6 °C (96.1 °F)
    Finland 37.2 °C (99 °F)
    France 44.1 °C (111.4 °F)
    Germany 40.2 °C (104.4 °F)
    Hungary 41.9 °C (107.4 °F)

    Iceland 30.5 C
    Ireland 33.3 °C (92 °F)
    Italy 47 °C or 48.5 °C (116.6 or 119.3 °F)
    Latvia 36.4 °C (97.5 °F)
    Lithuania 37.5 °C (99.5 °F)
    Macedonia 45.7 °C(114.26 °F)
    Malta 43.8 °C (110.84 °F)
    Moldova 42.4 °C(108.3 °F)
    Montenegro 44.8 °C (112.6 °F)
    Netherlands 38.6 °C (102 °F)
    Norway 35.6 °C (96.1 °F)
    Poland 40.2 °C (104.4 °F)
    Portugal 47.4 °C (117.3 °F)
    Romania 44.5 °C (112.1 °F)
    Russia 45.4 °C (113.7 °F)
    Serbia 44.9 °C (112.8 °F)
    Slovakia 40.3 °C (104.5 °F)
    Slovenia 40.6 °C (105.1 °F)
    Spain 47.2 °C (116.9 °F)
    Sweden 38.0 °C (100.4 °F)
    Switzerland 41.5 °C (106.7 °F)
    Ukraine 42.0 °C (107.6 °F)
    United Kingdom (England) 38.5 °C 
    United Kingdom (Scotland) 32.9 °C (91.2 °F)
    United Kingdom (Wales) 35.2 °C 
    United Kingdom Northern Ireland 30.8 C

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  • Location: Longwell Green, near Bristol
  • Weather Preferences: Storms, Gales, frost, fog & snow
  • Location: Longwell Green, near Bristol

    Iceland is coolest. :);)

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  • Location: Shrewsbury
  • Location: Shrewsbury

    The non-England UK countries really struggle for some reason, Wales lower than Norway and N Ireland barely higher than Iceland. The record for Alaska is 37.8 to give some idea how badly the UK fares, except for SE England.

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  • Location: Purley, Surrey - 246 Ft ASL
  • Weather Preferences: January 1987 / July 2006
  • Location: Purley, Surrey - 246 Ft ASL

    It is the fact that we are surrounded by water and at quite a high latitude that keeps us cooler than those on the continent.

     

    Wales is very coastal and mountainous so would always struggle to see high maximums. The highest recorded temperature recorded is in the NE of the country (near to where I am originally from).

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  • Location: Royston, Herts 76m asl
  • Location: Royston, Herts 76m asl

    Your Austria figure (at least) is out of date.

     

    Your headline is somewhat misleading given your own figures (and method of arriving at that conclusion).

     

    On your own figures, there are nine countries (out of a possible 37) that fail to beat the UK's highest temperature ever.  There are a further 3 countries that are less than 0.5C higher.

     

    I would have thought that average overall temps in summer would be a better way to support the point, but it still doesn't work because you surely have Iceland and Ireland lagging behind and I strongly suspect some Scandanavian and Baltic countries too.

     

    So, unfortunately (or should I say fortunately) this thread title is simply wrong!

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  • Location: Church Gresley (nr swadlincote)
  • Location: Church Gresley (nr swadlincote)

    surprised at a few of these, especially the iceland one . what were the synoptics to record that?scandinavian countries getting that high too came as a surprise. would of thought Malta would have been higher though, does being a small island keep it cooler relative to inland countries on the same latitude? 

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  • Location: South Staffordshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snow
  • Location: South Staffordshire

    Thank god, the heat mentioned above just makes life hell. How could anyone physically want to spend the day and then night awake, not being able to move through sweat and over heating? I'd rather it be -30 than +30 - purely on the basis that it's a lot easier to be warm up when your cold than it is cool down when your hot.

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  • Location: Edmonton Alberta(via Chelmsford, Exeter & Calgary)
  • Weather Preferences: Sunshine and 15-25c
  • Location: Edmonton Alberta(via Chelmsford, Exeter & Calgary)

    Also some of these numbers for countries may be incorrect depending on the dates...because borders have change over the last century numerous times..for example Poland and Germany record high are eaxactly the same..it could be that this value is for the same place that once was part of Germany and now is in Poland.

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  • Location: Alresford, Near Colchester, Essex
  • Weather Preferences: As long as it's not North Sea muck, I'll cope.
  • Location: Alresford, Near Colchester, Essex

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  • Location: halifax 125m
  • Weather Preferences: extremes the unusual and interesting facts
  • Location: halifax 125m

    Thank god, the heat mentioned above just makes life hell. How could anyone physically want to spend the day and then night awake, not being able to move through sweat and over heating? I'd rather it be -30 than +30 - purely on the basis that it's a lot easier to be warm up when your cold than it is cool down when your hot.

    it says day time highs not night time highs,you may think different when you have spent over 40 years working outside and your hands ,ears,nose and toes give a constant battle to keep warm !

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  • Location: Stockport
  • Location: Stockport

    Certainly, on average, the UK does have some of the coolest summers in Europe. Ireland is slightly cooler and only really Iceland has appreciably cooler summers than us. It's no coincidence the coolest summer temperatures are found on the Islands off the northwest of the continent, jutting out into the North Atlantic.

    Even much of Scandi can be surprisingly warm in summer, even up north.

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  • Location: Droylsden, Manchester, 94 metres/308 feet ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Dry/mild/warm/sunny/high pressure/no snow/no rain
  • Location: Droylsden, Manchester, 94 metres/308 feet ASL

    The Atlantic heavily moderates our climate all year round so we rarely see the extremes of hot or cold that is seen further to our east, basically the further away you are from the Atlantic in Europe the more extreme your temperatures usually are.

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  • Location: Leeds
  • Weather Preferences: snow, heat, thunderstorms
  • Location: Leeds

    Clearly the UK does not have the coolest summers in Europe, so this thread is completely ridiculous.

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  • Location: Bratislava (240m)
  • Location: Bratislava (240m)

    Also some of these numbers for countries may be incorrect depending on the dates...because borders have change over the last century numerous times..for example Poland and Germany record high are eaxactly the same..it could be that this value is for the same place that once was part of Germany and now is in Poland.

     

    You're right about the Polish figure - 40.2C recorded at Prószków in western Poland on 29th July 1921, which at the time was the town of Proskau in eastern Germany.

     

    In Germany itself however, 40.2C has been recorded no less than four times - once in July 1983, twice in August 2003 and again in July this year. It's just one of those statistical quirks, like the fact the UK's record minimum of -27.2C has been recorded on three separate occasions (and across three different months).

     

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_weather_records#Highest_temperatures_ever_recorded

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  • Location: Bratislava (240m)
  • Location: Bratislava (240m)

    Looking at the figures, the UK actually does better with record highs than record lows. Nine other countries in Europe have a lower all-time maximum, whereas only three European countries have higher all-time minima (Malta, Portugal and Ireland).

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