Sit. Rep. 9.20 pm on a Thursday evening. Temperatures around 29 Celsius even at this late hour. It’s been literally an insane day of fierce heat, topping out at 35 Celsius (95 Fahrenheit) at Heathrow Airport. I’ll tell you it felt a lot hotter than that.
Ever play those fruit machine games, with the machine telling you to HOLD or NUDGE? Well the weather will play this game over the next 48 hours. The heat will hold here in London tomorrow, possibly even hotter than today, before the nudge begins of cooler, fresher, more comfortable summer weather. I’m just waiting for those big thunderstorms to begin. Normally I’m a coward and don’t like them, but they will be much welcomed by large parts of the UK, who like me, are having trouble sleeping due to this almost tropical humidity.
So Jupiter Pluvius, bring it on. Bring it on so I can return to sleep and a better feeling day. After the hold and nudge, then pour down for a good day or so. Bring that relief. Please, pretty please….