Met Office “Record Temperature” Predictions Fall Flat

By Paul Homewood

We have been inundated this week with Met Office predictions that we could see an all-time UK record, and that temperatures would certainly get to at least 37C.

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https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/07/25/uk-weather-friday-could-hottest-ever-july-day-36c-thunderstorms/

In reality, it has all rather turned into a damp squib for the Met Office, who were so desperate to trumpet a new record.

Amongst all of the hundreds of stations they monitor, the highest they have managed to find is 34.7C at an obscure glider airfield at Tibenham:

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https://twitter.com/metoffice/status/1022872515780268032

It’s unlikely, judging by their tweets, that anywhere else got even remotely close to this.

Interestingly the Met Office has also discovered that Faversham set the top temperature yesterday:

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As you may recall, the late Philip Eden strongly believed that temperature measurements at Faversham were not reliable and should be discounted:

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https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2015/07/28/philip-eden-throws-out-met-office-record-temperature-claim/

Ref.: https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2018/07/27/met-office-record-temperature-predictions-fall-flat/