Looking out of the window this morning, you could be forgiven for thinking that the weather this week will be average, nothing out of the ordinary. Wrong. Here in the southeast of the UK, we are in for some extreme heat and humidity, and I’m more confident this time that this weather event will happen.
The European continent is already hot and humid and that is spreading northwards this week so that by Thursday, it’s a possibility that the all time UK temperature record could go. The highest ever recorded was in August 2003, in Kent, at 38.5C, which is 101F. That could happen on Thursday, with predicted temperatures close to 40C, which is 104F!!!!! Yikes.
(If you look closely, 39C is indicated for London!)
Uncomfortable nights for sleeping, stifling humidity and roasting daytime temperatures. Yep, the world is heating up year upon year and these weather events might start to happen more regularly. Not good for those who have long standing health issues and don’t like this tropical type weather. And of course, there’s the London commuters who use the Underground……unpleasant heat doesn’t even begin to cover it.
So, some extreme weather is on the way with a strong possibility of records being broken. Stay safe and stay hydrated.