Wednesday, 20 July 2016

What a Couple of Scorchers!

The weather forecast turned out to be very accurate and as predicted Monday and Tuesday turned out to be the hottest days of the year. First Monday took the record with 29.1°C only for that to be surpassed by Tuesday's 31.3°C.
Temperature and Sunshine Records for Sunday, 17 July - Tuesday, 19 July 2016
Only on six occasions in the last seven years has the temperature made it to 30°C or more in Ossett with this Tuesday becoming the third highest temperature and Monday the thirteenth highest temperature I've recorded over the last seven years. The top twenty hottest days are listed below.

We'd decided on a couple of days away from home to visit Wimpole Estate in Cambridgeshire and RHS Hyde Hall in Essex. It was a little too hot for even simply strolling around the gardens.

The Dry Garden at RHS Hyde Hall

The Walled Garden at Wimpole Estate
We're left wondering if our tomato plants in the plot greenhouse will have managed to survive the high temperature. I did give them a good soaking before we left.


  1. Edinburgh has still to break the 30C barrier!

    1. I much prefer it a little bit cooler. Mid to low 20's is much better.


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