Heatwave with a global grip

Pierre

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The heatwave goes on. Today, Belgium experienced its highest temperature since it started recording temperatures in 1833. The new record is 38.9°C in Kleine Brogel. The Netherlands also beat its record with 38.8°C, the previous record dated back to 1944 with 38.6°C.

Source : Figaro
 

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The heatwave goes on. Today, Belgium experienced its highest temperature since it started recording temperatures in 1833. The new record is 38.9°C in Kleine Brogel. The Netherlands also beat its record with 38.8°C, the previous record dated back to 1944 with 38.6°C.

Source : Figaro


It's currently 33 degrees in London and it's supposed to be 38 degrees tomorrow. Here's a breakdown of temperatures for this week. Notice the sudden drop to 21 degrees and rain on Saturday. Mother Nature has sense of humour to bring rain on that one day of the week when a heatwave would be very welcome :-)


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Ursus Minor

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The heatwave goes on. Today, Belgium experienced its highest temperature since it started recording temperatures in 1833. The new record is 38.9°C in Kleine Brogel. The Netherlands also beat its record with 38.8°C, the previous record dated back to 1944 with 38.6°C. Source : Figaro

I hope they are keeping the nukes at Kleine Brogel well cooled... ;-)

 

Pierre

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Today, about 80 weather stations in France, from the Southern coast to the North (Nancy) recorded temperatures equal or higher than 40°C (104F):

Notice the first record (42.1°C) happened in Haute Marne, latitude 48+° North

CHATEAUVILLAIN (52) 42,1°C
NICEY (21) 42,0°C
BRETENOUX (46) 41,8°C
VASSINCOURT (55) 41,7°C
MONTGIVRAY (36) 41,7°C
BOVIOLLES (55) 41,6°C
TORTEZAIS_SAPC (03) 41,6°C
SANCOINS (18) 41,6°C
ORVAL RAD (18) 41,4°C
AUBREVILLE_SAPC (55) 41,4°C
SOMMESOUS (51) 41,4°C
ST ANDRE (89) 41,3°C
BRIVE (19) 41,3°C
MONTCLUS (30) 41,3°C
VICHY-CHARMEIL (03) 41,3°C
ESSEY-ET-MAIZE. (54) 41,2°C
VICHY-VILLE (03) 41,2°C
LERE (18) 41,2°C
ARGENTAT (19) 41,2°C
DUN (18) 41,1°C
LURCY-LEVIS SA (03) 41,0°C
ROMANS_SAPC (26) 41,0°C
AILLEVILLE_SAPC (10) 41,0°C
ISLE-ET-BARDAIS (03) 41,0°C
ST-PIERRE (18) 40,9°C
ISSOUDUN_SAPC (36) 40,9°C
BERULLE (10) 40,9°C
VARZY_SAPC (58) 40,9°C
CHABLIS_SAPC (89) 40,9°C
PARAY-SOUS-BRIAILLES (03) 40,8°C
DONCOURT-LES-CONFLANS (54) 40,8°C
FERTE-HAUTERIVE (03) 40,8°C
MAXEY-SUR-VAISE (55) 40,7°C
BONNAT (23) 40,7°C
NOYERS_SAPC (89) 40,7°C
ST-MARDS (10) 40,7°C
SOULAINES (10) 40,7°C
MONTLUCON AERO (03) 40,7°C
CHESSY-LES-PRES_SAPC (10) 40,7°C
BONZEE_SAPC (55) 40,6°C
ST-LAURENT PAPE (07) 40,6°C
DOMME (24) 40,6°C
SABLONS (38) 40,6°C
SENS (89) 40,6°C
GROSPIERRES SA (07) 40,6°C
FONTAINEBLEAU_SAPC (77) 40,6°C
AVREE (58) 40,5°C
CHATILLON/SEINE (21) 40,5°C
ST-BARTHELEMY-V_SAPC (26) 40,5°C
CHEVILLON_SAPC (52) 40,5°C
TERRASSON-LAVILLEDIEU (24) 40,5°C
MONPAZIER (24) 40,5°C
LYON-BRON (69) 40,4°C
ARGERS (51) 40,4°C
FRIGNICOURT (51) 40,4°C
BALBIGNY (42) 40,4°C
TROYES-BARBEREY (10) 40,4°C
AUXERRE-PERRIGNY (89) 40,4°C
CHAUMONT-SEMOUTIERS (52) 40,4°C
VILLEMURLIN (45) 40,4°C
MOUZAY (55) 40,4°C
LA BROSSE-MX (77) 40,4°C
LAPALUD (84) 40,3°C
ALBON (26) 40,3°C
CUDOT_SAPC (89) 40,3°C
NEMOURS (77) 40,3°C
ST-MAUR (94) 40,3°C
CHAROLLES (71) 40,3°C
RECEY SUR OURCE (21) 40,3°C
BUCEY-LES-GY (70) 40,3°C
ST JULIEN DE PEYROLAS (30) 40,2°C
MATHAUX-ETAPE (10) 40,2°C
CHUSCLAN (30) 40,2°C
MONTBARD_SAPC (21) 40,2°C
TONNERRE JOUDRE (89) 40,2°C
BOURGES (18) 40,2°C
CELLES-SUR-OURCE (10) 40,2°C
ST-BENOIT/LOIRE (45) 40,2°C
MOURMELON-GRAND (51) 40,2°C
AMILLY (45) 40,2°C
CHAREIL-CINTRAT_SAPC (03) 40,2°C
ROUVRES-EN-WOEVRE (55) 40,2°C
VERIZIEU (01) 40,2°C
DIOU (03) 40,2°C
MONTCHEUTIN_SAPC (08) 40,1°C
GENOUILLAC (23) 40,1°C
SAINT-LOUP_SAPC (23) 40,1°C
SAINT PRIVE (89) 40,1°C
RANDAN (63) 40,1°C
NANCY-ESSEY (54) 40,1°C
PREMERY (58) 40,1°C
VALMY (51) 40,1°C
TENDU_SAPC (36) 40,1°C
MONTSEGUR-S-LAU (26) 40,1°C
CRUZY_SAPC (89) 40,1°C
FAVERGES (38) 40,0°C
CLAMECY (58) 40,0°C
BOUSSAC_SAPC (23) 40,0°C
CHAPPES (63) 40,0°C
BEAUREPAIRE (38) 40,0°C
GRANDCHAMP_SAPC (89) 40,0°C
ST-GENIS-LAVAL (69) 40,0°C
VILLEFRANCHE-DE-ROUERGUE (12) 40,0°C
MONTIGNAC (24) 40,0°C
BOURBON_SAPC (03) 40,0°C
CARPENTRAS (84) 40,0°C
REVENTIN (38) 40,0°C
NONSARD (55) 40,0°C
BOUY-SUR-ORVIN (10) 40,0°C

Source : Infoclimat
 

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The heatwave is still going on. About 50 official weather stations recorded their highest temperature ever. A lot of records established during the 2003 heatwave (which killed about 20,000 old people) have been erased.

Notice in particular the first entry (in bold): 42.6°C in Paris, beating the previous record (1947) by more than 2 degrees.

- 42,6°C à Paris (40,4°C le 28/07/1947)
- 41,9°c à Orly (40°C le 12/08/2003)
- 41,9°C à Romorantin (41,2°C le 05/08/2003)
- 41,9°C au Bourget (40,2°C le 12/08/2003)
- 41,7°C à Melun (39,4°C le 01/07/2015)
- 41,7°C à Bourges (40,2°C le 24/07/2019)
- 41,5°C à Pontoise (39,2C le 12/08/2003)
- 41,5°C à Troyes (40,6°C le 12/08/2003)
- 41,4°c à St Dizier (40,6°C le 24/07/2019)
- 41,4°C à Lille (37,6°C le 27/07/2018)
- 41,4°C à Beauvais (41,2°C le 05/08/2003)
- 41,4°C à Châteaudun (39,3°C le 06/08/2003)
- 41,3°C à Rouen (38,1°C le 11/08/2003)
- 41,3°C à Châteauroux (41,2°C le 23/07/2019)
- 41,3°C à Beauvais (39°C le 06/08/2003)
- 41,3°c à Roissy (39°C le 12/08/2003)
- 41,2°C à Orléans (40,3°C le 28/07/1947)
- 41,2°C à Abbeville (37,8°C le 01/07/1952)
- 41,2°C à Blois (40,4°C le 23/07/2019)
- 41,1°C à Dunkerque (38,3°C le 19/07/2006)
- 40,9°C à Chartres (40,1°C le 28/07/1947)
- 40,9°C au Mans (40,7°C le 23/07/2019)
- 40,9°C à Cambrai (38,2°C le 06/08/2003)
- 40,9°C à Chartres (40,1°C le 28/07/1947)
- 40,8°C à Toussus le Noble (39,3°C le 12/08/2003)
- 40,8°C à Tours (40,2°C le 23/07/2019)
- 40,7°C à Evreux (38,4°C le 11/08/2003)
- 40,7°C à St Quentin (37,9°C le 12/08/2003)
- 40,7°C à Avord (40,2°C le 24/07/2019)
- 40,6°C à Trappes (39,1°C le 06/08/2003)
- 40,5°C à Albert-Bray (38,2°C le 06/08/2003)
- 40,3°C à Villacoublay (38,8°C le 28/07/1947)
- 40,1°C à Dieppe (38,3°c le 01/07/2015)
- 39,7°C à Caen (38,9°C le 05/08/2003)
- 39,7°C à Alençon (39°C le 28/07/1947)
- 39,3°C au Touquet (36,4°C le 11/08/2003)
- 39,3°C à Deauville (37,7°C le 10/08/2003)
- 39,2°C à Charleville-Mézières (38,2°C le 24/07/2019)
- 38,9°C à Strasbourg (38,8°C le 30/06/2019)
- 38,9°C au Havre (37,3°C le 10/08/2003)
- 38,8°C à Langres (38°C le 24/07/2019)
- 38,1°C au Cap de la Hève (36,5°C le 23/07/2019)
- 36,4°C à Boulogne sur Mer (35,4°c le 01/07/2015)

Notice also Dunkirk (bolded entry above), 51° N, coastal city along the North Sea, which experienced today 41.1°C, beating the previous all-time record (38.3°C le 19/07/2006) by almost 3 degrees.

Source: Infoclimat
 

SMM

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The weather forecast on the news earlier mentioned a high chance of thunderstorms tonight in parts of the UK, similar to Tuesday night.

There was public transport disruptions as certain trains to London were cancelled today and I thought: wow... in heat as in snow.

The reason behind this heat, they said, was due to Saharan winds from North Africa.

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Source: Express
 

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Temperature in the Netherlands tops 40 C for first time
People cool off during a sunny day at the Rijksmuseum fountain in Amsterdam, July 25, 2019. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw

Temperatures in the Netherlands topped 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) on Thursday for the first time since records began, the Dutch meteorology institute KNMI said.

Temperatures in the Netherlands topped 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) on Thursday for the first time since records began, the Dutch meteorology institute KNMI said.

Temperatures peaked at 40.7C (105.3F) in the south of the country, breaking the national record of 39.3C set only the day before.

Temperatures above 40C were also measured in the east, near the German border.

Until Wednesday, the Dutch national heat record had stood at 38.6 degrees, set in 1944.

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Climate records fall as Europe bakes in heatwave
A boy plays with water in a fountain on a hot summer day in Brussels, Belgium, July 25, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A boy plays with water in a fountain on a hot summer day in Brussels, Belgium, July 25, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Soaring temperatures broke records in Germany, France, Britain and the Netherlands on Thursday, as a heatwave gripped Europe for the second time in a month in what scientists said were becoming more frequent events as the planet heats up.

As a cauldron of hot air from the Sahara desert moved across the continent, drawn northwards by high pressure, Paris saw its highest temperature since records began and Britain reported its hottest weather for the month of July.

An all-time high was measured in Germany for a second day running, at 41.5 degrees Celsius (106.7 degrees Fahrenheit) in the northwestern town of Lingen - similar temperatures to those in some Gulf Arab capitals on Thursday.

The unusual conditions brought a reduction in French and German nuclear power output, disrupted rail travel in parts of Britain and sent some Europeans, not habitual users of air conditioning in their homes, out to the shops in search of fans.

Health authorities issued warnings to the elderly, especially vulnerable to spikes in temperature. In cities, children splashed about in water fountains to cool off.

“It’s very hot at the moment. I saw 42 degrees (Celsius) is forecast for today,” said 19-year-old French tourist Ombeline Massot in the capital’s Montmartre district, where visitors drank chilled bottles of water and fanned themselves.

The mercury in Paris touched 42.6 C (108.68 F) in mid-afternoon, above the previous Paris record of 40.4 C (104.72 F) recorded in July 1947.

In Britain, the temperature reached its highest for July, hitting 38.1 C (100.58 F), said the Met Office, the national weather service. The temperature, recorded in Cambridge, beat the previously July record of 36.7 C (98.06°F) in 2015.

This was the second highest temperature recorded in the country. The hottest day, in August 2003, saw 38.5 C (101.3 F).

In the southern Netherlands, the temperature peaked at 40.4 C (104.7 F), topping 40 C (104 F) for the first time on record, Dutch meteorology institute KNMI said. That broke the national record of 39.3 C set the previous day. Before this week, the national heat record of 38.6 C had stood for 75 years.

The heat is expected to persist until Friday.

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Man chases dog on London railway, adding to commuter heat misery
FILE PHOTO: Railway workers can be seen walking on the platform at Waterloo Station in London, Britain, December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble

FILE PHOTO: Railway workers can be seen walking on the platform at Waterloo Station in London, Britain,

London commuters were fuming after a man lost control of his dog at a railway station and chased it down one of the capital's busiest stretches of track, adding to transport delays on Britain's hottest July day on record.

Twitter users posted images on Thursday of the dog leaping over the tracks near Waterloo Station and another clip of a man running after it, leading to the suspension of train services.

“Well done to the person at Waterloo who on the hottest day of the year jumped onto the track in pursuit of their dog, requiring all 24 platforms to be shut down and all power and air con turned off on waiting trains packed with people,” tweeted Iain Martin, a columnist for the Times newspaper.

South Western Railway, which operates trains in and out of Waterloo, said lines were reopened about 30 minutes after the incident was reported.

Britain set to endure hottest-ever day in European heatwave
Temperatures in Britain are set to reach their highest-ever levels on Thursday as northern Europe baked in a heatwave for the second time in a month.
 

WIN 52

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Here on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada, I was in Tofino on Monday, in the Pacific Rim National Park, the temperature was 18°C in mid afternoon. People were wearing coats. So far this year we have only needed to turn on the AC for 2 days and have had the furnace on at night for more than 2/3 of the time.

On the bright side last winter was an unusually dry one. Now the grass is green and it is usually brown this tine of year. In the long range forecast they are always saying hot and dry, which never shows up.

This year has been very abnormal so far. But I grew up in southern Manitoba and my family there is suffering through another two months of sweltering summer before winter sets back in.

I much rather choose to live here enjoying milder winters and cooler summers. One thing for sure, the weather patterns have changed.
 

PERLOU

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Relevé du 25 07 19 à Nice en France - Survey of 25 07 19 in Nice, France :

Températures du 25 07 19 à Cagnes sur Mer où je vis - Temperatures from 25 07 19 to Cagnes sur Mer where I live :
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