Month’s worth of rain falls on SE England within 36 hours, On this day in 2003 it hit 38.5C in Kent!

Written by on August 10, 2017 in Rest of Europe, Summer 2017, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments

For a second day in a row (wayhey!) it was a largely dry, bright and pleasant picture across Scotland and Northern Ireland beneath the influence of high pressure with Glasgow exceeding 20C. In stark contrast, low pressure over France brought a thoroughly miserable Wednesday to southern and eastern England with an August’s worth of rain falling within 36 hours.

Check out this afternoon’s visible satellite view of the low over France that was responsible for all the rain.

Credit: MeteoFrance

It’s cold front is bringing the welcome heat relief to Italy but violent thunderstorms are erupting as the energy runs into the hot, unstable air.

Yesterday’s highs greatly reflect where was sunny and where was wet. Note 20.5C in a sunny Glasgow (warmest in UK) but only 13.4C just to the NW of London at High Wycombe under the rain.

Credit: Meteoceil

Much better today with the front clearing the Kent coast and temps recovering.

Current temps aren’t the warmest but interestingly on this day back in 2003, the UK set a new all-time heat record…

Credit: Meteoceil

While one front clears the English coast, another moves into NW Scotland and shall present a wet and windy night and Friday rush hour over Scotland, N England.

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Weekend looks decent.

See video below for a glance at the rest of this week, weekend into next week.

FEATURED IMAGE CREDIT: Robin Mc Auley‏ @mcrophone

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