It’s official – the current heatwave has given us Buxton’s hottest day on record! With Buxton Weather recording a temperature of 35.9c at around 2.24pm on Tuesday, recorded on the official Met Office Weather Station on the The Slopes in Buxton on 19th July.
The hottest day ever in Derbyshire was also recorded, according to a Weather station located in Chaddeston, with a temperature of 36c. The previous highest temperature in Derbyshire was in 1911 at 35 degrees.
Warmest night ever in UK?
The Met Office also said was provisionally the warmest night on record in the UK on was 18th / 19th July, with temperatures not falling below 25c in places, exceeding the previous high of 23.9c in Brighton, England on 3rd August 1990.
Met Office announces new provisional figure of 40.3c for Tuesday, breaking UK record
As predicted, the UK has broken records with its hottest ever day on Tuesday in Coningsby in Lincolnshire when the mercury hit 40.3C on Tuesday – as of 4pm, the highest UK temperature ever recorded. Closely followed with 40.2 recorded in at Heathrow.
The hottest temperature previously recorded in the UK was 38.7, in Cambridge Botanic Garden, England in July 2019.