19th July – Summer’s Back

After a couple of much cooler (21.6C & 22.2C) and fairly cloudy days, things are back to normal today with unbroken sunshine all afternoon and a maximum of 27.2C. That’s better, I was getting worried.

On this day in 2006, it was the hottest day of the warmest month I have recorded. A maximum of 30.8C on the 19th July 2006 with the monthly mean ending up at 20.1C. That hottest day record stood until last year when I recorded 31.1C on the 20th June.

Unless things seriously warm up again, this month is not likely to beat July 2006 for warmth:

1st – 19th July 2018:
Mean minimum = 13.2C
Mean maximum = 25.8C
Mean = 19.5C
Rain = 21.4 mm
Sun = 192 hours.

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