|Temperature, Sunshine and Rainfall Rate Records for Tuesday, 13 September 2016|
Wednesday, 14 September 2016
Well Tuesday went in for record breaking in a big way. Through the morning the cloud gradually cleared and as the sun broke through the temperature soared. By late afternoon it reached 29.4°C (84.9°F) the highest September temperature I've recorded taking over from 29 September 2011 when the temperature reached 28.4°C or 83.1°F.
That temperature record wasn't the only one of the day as in the early evening we had a thunderstorm and heavy rain. We only had 6.6mm (0.26in) but it fell in a very short space of time and at a highest intensity of 83.4mm/hr (3.28in/hr) the highest of 2016 so far.
In the afternoon we had a trip down to the allotment. I had planned on digging up the last of our potatoes but thought it was a bit too hot for that particular task. I settled for picking some of our apples instead.
I had a look around the plot and our recently planted autumn onion sets and brassicas looked a little bit on the dry side so I decided to give them a drop of water. If only I'd known what was to fall naturally from the sky in a few hours time I needn't have bothered.
Posted by Martyn Garrett at 10:04